1 : have an existence, be extant
2 : make one's debut
3 : have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
1 : the state or fact of existing
2 : that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
3 : a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
4 : a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
5 : a living organism characterized by voluntary movement