What does Living mean?

Definitions for Living
ˈlɪv ɪŋLiv·ing

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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Photographer Helge Skodvin:

    The more exotic, the better. ... We're so used to giving a dog a kiss, but we're not used to giving a lion a kiss, there are some people who make a living making your favorite cat or your favorite dog into a stuffed animal so you can always have it with you, but that's really morbid in a way.

  2. Krysta Rodriguez:

    My concern is that I have a lot of living left to do and there’s a lot more years to worry about getting cancer again.

  3. Charles R. Swindoll:

    The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

  4. Jon Rappoport:

    Let's see socialism for what it is. Not in the abstract, but in reality. Socialism is: The taking of money (taxes) from some people who work for it and giving it to others who don't work for it. On a grand scale. The vast expansion of freebies doled out by central government. In order to create and sustain dependence. The government protection of favored persons and corporations, permitting them and aiding them to expand their fortunes without limit, regardless of what crimes they commit in the process. (Monsanto would be a fine example.) The squeezing out of those who would compete with the favored persons and corporations. The dictatorship by and for the very wealthy, pretending to be the servant of the masses. The lie that the dictatorship is being run by the masses. The gradual lowering of the standard of living for the overwhelming number of people. The propaganda claiming socialism is the path to a better world for all. In other words, socialism is a protection racket and a long con and a heartless system of elite control, posing as the greatest good. It is just another form of top-down tyranny as old as the hills.

  5. Eugène Ionesco:

    I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a will to renewal. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of crises -- of rupture, repudiation and resistance. When there is no crisis, there is stagnation, petrifaction and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.

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    • A. accident
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