Definitions for: Living


[n] the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
[n] people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
[n] the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
[n] the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
[adj] (intensifier) "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
[adj] having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue"; "living plants and animals"
[adj] still in active use; "a living language"
[adj] still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
[adj] true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
[adj] pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
[adj] dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; "living quarters"; "tree-living animals"



Webster (1913) Definition: Liv"ing, n.
1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life;
existence. ``Health and living.'' --Shak.

2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living;
earnest living. `` A vicious living.'' --Chaucer.

3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.

She can spin for her living. --Shak.

He divided unto them his living. --Luke xv. 12.

4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living
comfortably.

There is no living without trusting somebody or
other in some cases. --L' Estrange.

5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge
which a minister receives. [Eng.]

He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a
living --Macaulay.

Livng room, the room most used by the family.

Synonyms: absolute, alive(p), aliveness, animation, bread and butter, extant, keep, life, life, live, livelihood, realistic, support, surviving, sustenance

Antonyms: dead

See Also: amenities, being, beingness, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, endurance, eternal life, existence, experience, life eternal, maintenance, meal ticket, people, resource, skin, subsistence, survival

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