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Meaning of LIVING

Pronunciation:  'living

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  2. [n]  people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
  3. [n]  the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
  4. [n]  the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
  5. [adj]  (intensifier) "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
  6. [adj]  having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue"; "living plants and animals"
  7. [adj]  still in active use; "a living language"
  8. [adj]  still in existence; "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"
  9. [adj]  true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
  10. [adj]  pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
  11. [adj]  dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; "living quarters"; "tree-living animals"

LIVING is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: absolute, alive(p), aliveness, animation, bread and butter, extant, keep, life, life, live, livelihood, realistic, support, surviving, sustenance
 Antonyms: dead
 See Also: amenities, being, beingness, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, endurance, eternal life, existence, experience, life eternal, maintenance, meal ticket, people, resource, skin, subsistence, survival



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Liv"ing\, n.
1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life;
   existence. ``Health and living.'' --Shak.

2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living;
   earnest living. `` A vicious living.'' --Chaucer.

3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.

         She can spin for her living.          --Shak.

         He divided unto them his living.      --Luke xv. 12.

4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living

         There is no living without trusting somebody or
         other in some cases.                  --L' Estrange.

5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge
   which a minister receives. [Eng.]

         He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a
         living                                --Macaulay.

{Livng room}, the room most used by the family.

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