beingnoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈbiː.ɪŋ/ us /ˈbiː.ɪŋ/
- Some fans seem to regard footballers as divine beings.
- The United States is in the van of the quest to establish contact with beings from the beyond.
- There was a man on the news last night who reckons we've been visited by beings from other worlds.
- All living creatures are thought to descend from an organism that came into being three billion years ago.
- Dinosaurs pre-existed human beings by many millions of years.