Definitions for living

Definitions for (noun) living

Main entry: life, living

Definition: the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities

Usage: he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

Main entry: living

Definition: people who are still living

Usage: save your pity for the living

Main entry: bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, support, sustenance

Definition: the financial means whereby one lives

Usage: each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Main entry: life, living, aliveness, animation

Definition: the condition of living or the state of being alive

Usage: while there's life there's hope; life depends on many chemical and physical processes

Definitions for (adj) living

Main entry: living

Definition: (informal) absolute

Usage: she is a living doll; scared the living daylights out of them; beat the living hell out of him

Main entry: living

Definition: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried

Usage: carved into the living stone;

Main entry: living

Definition: still in active use

Usage: a living language

Main entry: living, surviving

Definition: still in existence

Usage: 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

Main entry: living

Definition: true to life; lifelike

Usage: the living image of her mother

Main entry: living

Definition: pertaining to living persons

Usage: within living memory

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