1. [ noun ] the state or fact of existing
Synonyms: existence beingness

: "a point of view gradually coming into being" "laws in existence for centuries"

Related terms: nonbeing nonexistence state life life presence animation possibility actuality eternity coexistence preexistence subsistence transcendence exist nonexistent existent
2. [ noun ] a living (or once living) entity that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Synonyms: organism living_thing animate_thing life_form
Related terms: object entity person plant animal cell individual microorganism life parasite host relative mutant zooid animalcule amphidiploid heterotroph biont sitter anaerobe katharobe nonvascular_organism polymorph atavist saprophyte stander mascot nekton plankton utterer relict denizen heteroploid conspecific haploid aerobe benthos saprobe diploid hybrid commensal polyploid prokaryote clone eukaryote myrmecophile cell body_part tissue young stratum viability parthenote organic_chemistry zygote actinal morphogenesis metabolism bioluminescent be
Similar spelling:   Benge