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be·ing

being

 
pronunciation:
bi Ing
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or fact of living or existing.
The first plants came into being in the ocean.
synonyms:
existence, life
similar words:
animateness, fact, living, presence, reality
definition 2: any living creature.
Dolphins are intelligent beings.
synonyms:
creature
similar words:
animal, beast, human, individual, life, man, mortal, person, soul, the living