- The definition of living is a person or thing that is alive or active.
- An example of living is a breathing person with brain activity.
- An example of living is a social person who is enjoying the fruits of life.
- Living is defined as the style or way a person lives their life.
- An example of living is having a flashy car, expensive house and massive debt.
- An example of living is how much money you make.
- alive; having life; not dead
- full of vigor; in active operation or use: a living institution
- of persons alive: within living memory
- in its natural state or place, or having its natural force, motion, etc.: hewn from the living rock, a living stream
- still spoken and undergoing changes: a living language
- true to reality; lifelike: a portrait that is her living image
- of life or the sustaining of life: living conditions
- suited for social and recreational activities in a house: the living area
- presented in person before a live audience: living theater
- Informal very: scared the living daylights out of me
- the state of being alive
- the means of sustaining life; livelihood: to work for a living
- manner of existence: the standard of living
- in England, a church benefice
those who are still alive
- Possessing life: famous living painters; transplanted living tissue.
- In active function or use: a living language.
- Of persons who are alive: events within living memory.
- Relating to the routine conduct or maintenance of life: improved living conditions in the city.
- Full of life, interest, or vitality: made history a living subject.
- True to life; realistic: the living image of her mother.
- Informal Used as an intensive: beat the living hell out of his opponent in the boxing match.
- The condition or action of maintaining life: the high cost of living.
- A manner or style of life: preferred plain living.
- A means of maintaining life; livelihood: made their living by hunting.
- Chiefly British A church benefice, including the revenue attached to it.
living alive live 2animate animated vital
These adjectives mean possessed of or exhibiting life. Living, alive, and live refer principally to organisms that are not dead: living plants; the happiest person alive; a live canary. Animate applies to living animal as distinct from living plant life: Something animate was moving inside the box. Animated suggests renewed life, vigor, or spirit: The argument became very animated. Vital refers to what is characteristic of or necessary to the continuation of life: You must eat to maintain vital energy.
- Present participle of live.
(countable and uncountable, plural livings)
- (uncountable) The state of being alive.
- Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood
- What do you do for a living?
- A style of life.
- plain living
- (canon law) A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income. The holder of the position receives its revenue for the performance of stipulated duties.