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Webster 1913 Edition


Dying

Dy′ing

,
Adj.
1.
In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable;
as,
dying
bodies
.
2.
Of or pertaining to dying or death;
as,
dying
bed;
dying
day;
dying
words; also, simulating a dying state.

Dy′ing

,
Noun.
The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dying

DY'ING

,
ppr.
[from die.] Losing life; perishing; expiring; fading away; languishing.
1.
a. Mortal; destined to death; as dying bodies.

Definition 2019


dying

dying

English

Adjective

dying (not comparable)

  1. Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
    dying fire
  2. Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
  3. Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
    His dying words were of his mother.
    until my dying day
    his dying bed
Antonyms
Translations

Noun

dying (countable and uncountable, plural dyings)

  1. The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.

dying pl (plural only)

  1. (with "the") Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
Translations

Verb

dying

  1. present participle of die

Etymology 2

dye + -ing

Verb

dying

  1. (nonstandard) present participle of dye (Alternative form of dyeing)

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