Living meaning

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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.

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In active function or use.

A living language.

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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.

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Relating to the routine conduct or maintenance of life.

Improved living conditions in the city.

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Of persons who are alive.

Events within living memory.

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Full of life, interest, or vitality.

Made history a living subject.

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Present participle of live.
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Possessing life.

Famous living painters; transplanted living tissue.

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(informal) Used as an intensive.

Beat the living hell out of his opponent in the boxing match.

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The condition or action of maintaining life.

The high cost of living.

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(chiefly british) A church benefice, including the revenue attached to it.
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Alive; having life; not dead.
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Of persons alive.

Within living memory.

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In its natural state or place, or having its natural force, motion, etc.

Hewn from the living rock, a living stream.

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Still spoken and undergoing changes.

A living language.

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True to reality; lifelike.

A portrait that is her living image.

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Of life or the sustaining of life.

Living conditions.

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Suited for social and recreational activities in a house.

The living area.

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Presented in person before a live audience.

Living theater.

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(informal) Very.

Scared the living daylights out of me.

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The state of being alive.
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The means of sustaining life; livelihood.

To work for a living.

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Manner of existence.

The standard of living.

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In England, a church benefice.
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Having life.
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In use or existing.

Hunanese is a living language.

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Of everyday life.

These living conditions are deplorable.

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True to life.

This is the living image of Fidel Castro.

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Used as an intensifier.

He almost beat the living daylights out of me.

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(uncountable) The state of being alive.
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A style of life.

Plain living.

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(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.
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True to life; realistic.

The living image of her mother.

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A manner or style of life.

Preferred plain living.

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A means of maintaining life; livelihood.

Made their living by hunting.

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Full of vigor; in active operation or use.

A living institution.

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Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood.

What do you do for a living?

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the living
  • those who are still alive
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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