Being vs Having - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between being and having

is that being is (be) while having is .

As nouns the difference between being and having

is that being is a living creature while having is something owned; possession; goods; estate.

As a conjunction being

is (obsolete) given that; since.

being

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A living creature.
  • The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Claudius, thou / Wast follower of his fortunes in his being .
  • (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
  • (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  • (obsolete) An abode; a cottage.
  • (Wright)
  • * Steele
  • It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor.

    Derived terms

    * beingdom * beingful * beinghood * beingless * beingness * (noun ) human being

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • (obsolete) Given that; since.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.280:
  • ’Tis a hard matter therefore to confine them, being they are so various and many […].

    Derived terms

    * being that

    References

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    See also

    * am * are * is * art * be * been * beest * was * wast * were * wert

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    having

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something owned; possession; goods; estate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll lend you something; my having is not much.
  • * 1875 , Tennyson, Queen Mary
  • Your havings wasted by the scythe and spade,
    Your rights and charters hobnail' d into slush

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