HyperDic: dying

English > 3 senses of the word dying:
ADJECTIVEalldyingin or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
alldying, anxiouseagerly desirous
NOUNtimedying, death, demisethe time when something ends
dying > pronunciation
Soundsday'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > dying: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be.
Examples
  • "a dying man"
  • "his dying wish"
  • "a dying fire"
  • "a dying civilization"
NarrowerlastOccurring at the time of death
moribundOn the point of death
Oppositenascentbeing born or beginning
Spanishagonizante, moribundo
English > dying: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningeagerly desirous.
Example "dying to hear who won"
Synonymanxious
BroadereagerHaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishansioso, deseoso
Catalanansiós
English > dying: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time when something ends.
Example "a dying of old hopes"
Synonymsdeath, demise
Part oflife, lifetime, life-time, lifespanThe period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
Narrowergravedeath of a person
Broaderend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
OppositebirthThe time when something begins (especially life)
Spanishmuerte
Catalandefunció, mort
Verbsdiedisappear or come to an end

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