(noun, adjective, verb)


1. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

- a dying man

- his dying wish

- a dying fire

Similar word(s): moribund, last

2. eagerly desirous

- dying to hear who won

Similar word(s): eager, anxious

Sentences with dying as an adjective:

- The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!

- dying fire

- In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.

- His dying words were of his mother.

- until my dying day

- his dying bed


1. the time when something ends

- a dying of old hopes

Similar word(s): death, demise

Definition categories: time, end, ending

Sentences with dying as a noun:

- The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.


1. present participle of die