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being

[ bee-ing ]
/ ˈbi ɪŋ /
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noun

conjunction

Nonstandard. since; because; considering that (often followed by as, as how, or that): Being it's midnight, let's go home. Being as how you cooked supper, I'll do the dishes.

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Origin of being

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at be, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM being

non·be·ing, noun, adjectivesu·per·be·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for being

being
/ (ˈbiːɪŋ) /

noun

the state or fact of existing; existence
essential nature; selfshe put her whole being into the part
something that exists or is thought to exist, esp something that cannot be assigned to any categorya being from outer space
a person; human being
(in the philosophy of Aristotle) actualityCompare becoming (def. 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with being

being

see for the moment (time being); other things being equal.

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