Beeing vs. Being - What's the difference?


Archaic spelling of being.

Example: I know it took not beeing at thy birth: thou hast been merrie, thou hast sounded hoopes, swallowed whiffes, walkt late, worn favours, seene whoresons; thou canst feele and understand, come thou hast bene a sinner, unloade, discharge, untune, confesse, is Venus dominatrix? art not in love?

Exmaple 2: look out there, the retards are beeing around again.


Being is the general concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Anything that partakes in being is also called a "being", though often this usage is limited to entities that have subjectivity (as in the expression "human being"). The notion of "being" has, inevitably, been elusive and controversial in the history of philosophy, beginning in Western philosophy with attempts among the pre-Socratics to deploy it intelligibly. As an example of efforts in recent times, Martin Heidegger (who himself drew on ancient Greek sources) adopted after German terms like Dasein to articulate the topic. Several modern approaches build on such continental European exemplars as Heidegger, and apply metaphysical results to the understanding of human psychology and the human condition generally (notably in the Existentialist tradition). By contrast, in mainstream Analytical philosophy the topic is more confined to abstract investigation, in the work of such influential theorists as W. V. O. Quine, to name one of many. One most fundamental question that continues to exercise philosophers is put by William James: "How comes the world to be here at all instead of the nonentity which might be imagined in its place? ... from nothing to being there is no logical bridge."

Beeing vs. Being


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1. Verb


1. Verb


  1. Archaic spelling of being.

2. Anagrams

  • beinge


1. Etymology

Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

2. Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbiːɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbiɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːɪŋ, -ɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: be‧ing

3. Verb


  1. present participle of be

4. Noun

being (plural beings)

  1. A living creature.
  2. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
    • Shakespeare
      Claudius, thou / Wast follower of his fortunes in his being.
  3. (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
  4. (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  5. (obsolete) An abode; a cottage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
    • Steele
      It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor.

5. Conjunction


  1. (obsolete) Given that; since.
    • , New York Review Books 2001, p.280:
      ’Tis a hard matter therefore to confine them, being they are so various and many […].

5.1. Derived terms

  • being that

5.2. References

  • “being” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.
  • “being” in Unabridged,, LLC, 1995–present.
  • "being" in the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), K Dictionaries limited, 2000-2006.
  • "being" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

6. Anagrams

  • begin, binge
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