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living - Dictionary definition and meaning for word living

Definition
(noun) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
Synonyms : life
Example Sentence
  • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

Definition
(noun) people who are still living
Example Sentence
  • save your pity for the living

Definition
(noun) the condition of living or the state of being alive
Synonyms : aliveness , animation , life
Example Sentence
  • while there's life there's hope
  • life depends on many chemical and physical processes

Definition
(noun) the financial means whereby one lives
Example Sentence
  • each child was expected to pay for their keep
  • he applied to the state for support
  • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Definition
(adj) pertaining to living persons
Example Sentence
  • within living memory

Definition
(adj) true to life; lifelike
Example Sentence
  • the living image of her mother

Definition
(adj) (informal) absolute
Example Sentence
  • she is a living doll
  • scared the living daylights out of them
  • beat the living hell out of him

Definition
(adj) still in existence
Synonyms : surviving
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) still in active use
Example Sentence
  • a living language

Definition
(adj) (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried
Example Sentence
  • carved into the living stone

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