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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dying mean? 

DYING (noun)
  The noun DYING has 1 sense:

1. the time when something ends

  Familiarity information: DYING used as a noun is very rare.

DYING (adjective)
  The adjective DYING has 2 senses:

1. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
2. eagerly desirous

  Familiarity information: DYING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DYING (noun)

Sense 1dying [BACK TO TOP]


The time when something ends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


demise; dying; death

Context examples:

it was the death of all his plans / a dying of old hopes

Hypernyms ("dying" is a kind of...):

end; ending (the point in time at which something ends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dying"):

grave (death of a person)

Holonyms ("dying" is a part of...):

life; life-time; lifespan; lifetime (the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death))

DYING (adjective)

Sense 1dying [BACK TO TOP]


In or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

Context examples:

a dying man / his dying wish / a dying fire / a dying civilization


moribund (being on the point of death; breathing your last)

last (occurring at the time of death)


nascent (being born or beginning)

Sense 2dying [BACK TO TOP]


Eagerly desirous


anxious; dying

Context examples:

anxious to see the new show at the museum / dying to hear who won


eager (having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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