from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Present participle of die1.
- adj. About to die: dying patients.
- adj. Drawing to an end; declining: in the dying hours of the legislative session.
- adj. Done or uttered just before death: a dying request.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Approaching death; about to die; moribund;
- adj. Declining, or drawing to an end.
- adj. Pertaining to the moments before death
- adj. Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.
- adj. Experiencing strong desire
- n. Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
- n. The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.
- v. Present participle of die.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable.
- adj. Of or pertaining to dying or death
- n. The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of expiring; loss of life; death.
- Physically decaying; failing from life; approaching death or dissolution; moribund: as, a dying man; a dying tree.
- Mortal; destined to death; perishable: as, dying bodies.
- Drawing to a close; fading away; failing; languishing: as, the dying year; a dying light.
- Given, uttered, or manifested just before death: as, dying words; a dying request; dying love.
- Pertaining to or associated with death: as, a dying hour; a dying bed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
- n. the time when something ends
- adj. eagerly desirous
die + -ing (Wiktionary)