1. BEING, IN THE ABSTRACT
1. Existence -- N. existence, being, entity, ens[Lat.], esse [Lat.], subsistence.
reality, actuality; positiveness &c adj.; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth &c 494; actual existence.
presence &c (existence in space) 186; coexistence &c 120.
stubborn fact, hard fact; not a dream &c 515; no joke.
center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle.
[Science of existence], ontology.
V. exist, be; have being &c n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur &c (event) 151; have place, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate.
consist in, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by.
come into existence &c n.; arise &c (begin) 66; come forth &c (appear) 446.
become &c (be converted) 144; bring into existence &c 161.
abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.
Adj. existing &c v.; existent, under the sun; in existence &c n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; undestroyed.
real, actual, positive, absolute; true &c 494; substantial, substantive; self-existing, self-existent; essential.
well-founded, well-grounded; unideal†, unimagined; not potential &c 2; authentic.
Adv. actually &c adj.; in fact, in point of fact, in reality; indeed; de facto, ipso facto.
Phr. ens rationis [Lat.]; ergo sum cogito [Lat.], thinkest thou existence doth depend on time? [Byron].