WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
be•ing /ˈbiɪŋ/USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. [uncountable] the fact of existing;
    existence:brought this council into being to find new solutions.
  2. [uncountable] conscious, living existence; life:How did we come into being?
  3. [countable] a living thing;
    creature:Are there intelligent beings on other planets?
  4. [countable] a human being; person.

conj. 
  1. [+ how/that][Chiefly Dialect.]since;
    because;
    considering:Being that we don't really know you, how can we vote for you?

v.  
  1. (used in a phrase to explain something about the rest of the sentence):I was scared and feeling pretty anxious, this being my first time in a new country.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

being /ˈbiːɪŋ/ n
  1. the state or fact of existing; existence
  2. essential nature; self
  3. something that exists or is thought to exist, esp something that cannot be assigned to any category: a being from outer space
  4. a person; human being



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