What does LIVING mean?

Definitions for LIVING
ˈlɪv ɪŋLIVING

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LIVING.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. life, living(noun)

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

    "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

  2. living(noun)

    people who are still living

    "save your pity for the living"

  3. animation, life, living, aliveness(noun)

    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"

  4. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(adj)

    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"

  5. living(adj)

    pertaining to living persons

    "within living memory"

  6. living(adj)

    true to life; lifelike

    "the living image of her mother"

  7. living(adj)

    (informal) absolute

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

  8. surviving, living(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. living(adj)

    still in active use

    "a living language"

  10. living(a)(adj)

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

    "carved into the living stone";

Wiktionary

  1. living(Noun)

    The state of being alive.

  2. living(Noun)

    Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood

    What do you do for a living?

  3. living(Noun)

    A style of life.

    plain living

  4. living(Noun)

    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.

  5. living(Adjective)

    Having life.

  6. living(Adjective)

    In use or existing.

    Hunanese is a living language.

  7. living(Adjective)

    Of everyday life.

    These living conditions are deplorable.

  8. living(Adjective)

    True to life.

    This is the living image of Fidel Castro.

  9. living(Adjective)

    (used as an intensifier)

    He almost beat the living daylights out of me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Living

    of Live

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  2. Living(noun)

    the state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  3. Living(noun)

    manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  4. Living(noun)

    means of subsistence; sustenance; estate

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  5. Living(noun)

    power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  6. Living(noun)

    the benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Living

    Living is the second album by Irish musician Paddy Casey, it was released on October 17, 2003. It was re-released with a bonus disc featuring B-sides and live tracks on November 26, 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Living

    liv′ing, adj. having life: active, lively: producing action or vigour: running or flowing, as opposed to stagnant.—n. means of subsistence: manner of life: a property: the benefice of a clergyman.—Living rock, rock in its native state or location; Living room, a sitting-room for general family use; Living wage, a wage on which it is possible for a workman and his family to live fairly.—The living, those alive.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. living

    A mode of wasting time from the cradle to the grave consecrated by immemorial usage.

Editors Contribution

  1. living

    A form of existence.

    Living life with purpose is a true gift to the soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  
  2. Living

    Verb form of the word live.

    They live a simple life together in perfect harmony.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LIVING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1392

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LIVING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1022

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LIVING' in Nouns Frequency: #987

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LIVING' in Adjectives Frequency: #374

How to pronounce LIVING?

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How to say LIVING in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LIVING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LIVING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of LIVING in a Sentence

  1. Helena Corcoran:

    The peace process is very fragile, living on the border here I'd be very much aware it's very fragile and it has to be treated and nurtured that way.

  2. Stacy Rapp:

    It was the time when all the souls of the people who had died the year before roamed the earth for one last time before going to rest, it is believed to be the night when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is the thinnest.

  3. Renae A. Sauter:

    Blessed are the people who are living dreams they didn’t know they had. Dreams they never dreamed. Dreams that came to life because they followed their intuition

  4. David Malpass:

    By 2030, nearly 9 in 10 extremely poor people will be Africans, and half of the world's poor will be living in fragile and conflict-affected settings, this calls for urgent action, by countries themselves, and by the global community.

  5. Antonio Ponvert:

    I think he reached a point in his life where he is tired of living with the pain and responsibility of this.

Images & Illustrations of LIVING

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