Being vs Self - What's the difference?

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As a verb being

is .

As a noun being

is a living creature.

As a conjunction being

is (obsolete) given that; since.

As a proper noun self is

.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    * * * *

    See also

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

    Statistics

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    self

    English

    (wikipedia self)

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • (obsolete) Himself, herself, itself, themselves; that specific (person mentioned).
  • This argument was put forward by the defendant self .
  • Myself.
  • I made out a cheque, payable to self , which cheered me up somewhat.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The subject of one's own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts.
  • *
  • *:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self . It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  • An individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness (plural selves).
  • * (1788-1856)
  • *:The self , the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that am conscious.
  • *, chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The preposterous altruism too!
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • (lb) A seedling produced by self-pollination (plural selfs).
  • Derived terms

    * selfie

    See also

    * self- * person * I * ego

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (botany) To fertilise by the same individual; to self-fertilise or self-pollinate.
  • (botany) To fertilise by the same strain; to inbreed.
  • Antonyms

    * outcross

    Adjective

  • (obsolete) same
  • * 1605 , William Shakespeare, King Lear , I.i:
  • I am made of that self mettle as my sister.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • on these self hills
  • * Dryden
  • At that self moment enters Palamon.