dying

[[t]da͟ɪɪŋ[/t]]
1) Dying is the present participle of die.
2) ADJ: ADJ n A dying person or animal is very ill and likely to die soon.

...a dying man.

N-PLURAL: the N
The dying are people who are dying.

By the time our officers arrived, the dead and the dying were everywhere.

3) ADJ: ADJ n You use dying to describe something which happens at the time when someone dies, or is connected with that time.

It'll stay in my mind till my dying day...

She was compelled to fulfil the dying wishes of her mother.

4) ADJ: ADJ n The dying days or dying minutes of a state of affairs or an activity are its last days or minutes.

The islands were seized by the Soviet army in the dying days of the second world war...

A penalty by Thierry Lacroix broke the deadlock in the dying minutes of the game.

Syn:
5) ADJ: ADJ n A dying tradition or industry is becoming less important and is likely to disappear completely.

Shipbuilding is a dying business.

6) ADJ: ADJ n A dying fire is no longer hot and bright and will not burn for much longer.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Dying — Dy ing, a. 1. In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dying — [dī′iŋ] vi. prp. of DIE1 adj. 1. coming near to an end [a dying culture] 2. of or at the time of death [his dying words] n. a ceasing to live or exist; death …   English World dictionary

  • dying — англ. [да/йинг] dying away [да/йинг эуэ/й] замирая, угасая …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • dying — dying; un·dying; …   English syllables

  • Dying — Dy ing, n. The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dying — index death, expiration, in extremis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dying — pres part of DIE * * * dy·ing (diґing) a stage in life; the process of approaching death. It is sometimes divided into the stages of denial and disbelief, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance …   Medical dictionary

  • dying — late 13c., death, verbal noun from DIE (Cf. die) (v.). From mid 15c. as a pp. adj., in the process of becoming dead …   Etymology dictionary

  • dying — [adj] failing, expiring at death’s door*, at end of rope*, decaying, declining, disintegrating, done for*, doomed, ebbing, fading, fated, final, giving up the ghost*, going, in extremis, moribund, mortal, one foot in grave*, on last leg*, passing …   New thesaurus

  • dying — dy|ing1 [ˈdaı ıŋ] the present participle of ↑die dying 2 dying2 adj 1.) dying moment/minutes/seconds during the last minutes, seconds etc before something ends ▪ Chandler s goal was in the dying minutes of the game. 2.) [only before noun]… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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