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living

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adjective liv·ing \ˈli-viŋ\

Definition of living

  1. 1a :  having lifeb :  active, functioning living languages

  2. 2a :  exhibiting the life or motion of nature :  natural the wilderness is a living museum … of natural history — NEA Jour.b :  2live 2a

  3. 3a :  full of life or vigorb :  true to life :  vivid televised in living colorc :  suited for living the living area

  4. 4 :  involving living persons

  5. 5 :  very —used as an intensive scared the living daylights out of me

livingness

noun

Examples of living in a Sentence

  1. I was taught to respect all living things.

  2. His aunt is his closest living relative.

  3. He's one of our greatest living authors.

  4. It was the first time I had ever seen a living, breathing bear in the wild.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of living

before 12th century


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living

noun liv·ing

Definition of living

  1. 1 :  the condition of being alive

  2. 2a :  means of subsistence :  livelihood earning a livingb archaic :  estate, propertyc British :  benefice 1

  3. 3 :  conduct or manner of life the collegiate way of living — J. B. Conant

Examples of living in a Sentence

  1. the challenges of city living

  2. It's summertime, and the living is easy.

  3. the living and the dead

  4. The world belongs to the living.

14th Century

First Known Use of living

14th century


LIVING Defined for English Language Learners

living

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adjective

Definition of living for English Language Learners

  • : not dead : having life

  • : currently active or being used

  • : having the form of a person who is alive

living

noun

Definition of living for English Language Learners

  • : a way of earning money : the money that someone needs to pay for housing, food, etc.

  • : a way of living

  • the living : people who are alive


LIVING Defined for Kids

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living

adjective liv·ing \ˈli-viŋ\

Definition of living for Students

  1. 1 :  not dead :  alive We're his closest living relatives.

  2. 2 :  true to life You are the living image of your parents.


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living

noun liv·ing

Definition of living for Students

  1. 1 :  the condition of being alive

  2. 2 :  conduct or manner of life healthy living

  3. 3 :  what a person has to have to meet basic needs She made a living as a cook.



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