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 drop of sense Can save you an ocean of tears.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 22, 2020  
  2. Living

    To live for a political party is unworthy of a man who professes to be a Christian.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 27, 2020  
  3. living

    A form of existence.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  
  4. 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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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. Kenneth Jaynes:

    Then the the judge asked Josten if I was worth it and if we were living together, and we both said 'yes.' When the judge said part of the probation was that we had to get married Josten smiled at me and I was turning red. The judge said, 'You might want to check with her first.' Josten said that because my face was red he thought I was OK with it, but then the judge made me stand up and asked me if I was OK with it. I said yes. People were laughing behind me and the bailiff had to say 'order in the court.' It was embarrassing.

  2. Thomas Merton:

    The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another

  3. Joy Behar:

    I didn’t start making a living at [comedy] until I was about 41 or 42.

  4. Carli Lloyd:

    I think I definitely could do it with the right practice and the right technique, but I don't want to go in there blindly, I want to actually attempt to do it. I know I definitely could do it because anything I set my mind to do, I can do it, and I actually do kick balls for a living.

  5. Steve Johnson:

    It was anguishing losing Scott, now I know his final moments were filled with terror, and that’s just like living it all over again.

Images & Illustrations of Living

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