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, livingnoun

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

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

  2. livingnoun

    people who are still living

    "save your pity for the living"

  3. animation, life, living, alivenessnoun

    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, sustenanceadjective

    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. livingadjective

    pertaining to living persons

    "within living memory"

  6. livingadjective

    true to life; lifelike

    "the living image of her mother"

  7. livingadjective

    (informal) absolute

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

  8. surviving, livingadjective

    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. livingadjective

    still in active use

    "a living language"

  10. living(a)adjective

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

    "carved into the living stone";

Wiktionary

  1. livingnoun

    The state of being alive.

  2. livingnoun

    Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood

    What do you do for a living?

  3. livingnoun

    A style of life.

    plain living

  4. livingnoun

    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. livingadjective

    Having life.

  6. livingadjective

    In use or existing.

    Hunanese is a living language.

  7. livingadjective

    Of everyday life.

    These living conditions are deplorable.

  8. livingadjective

    True to life.

    This is the living image of Fidel Castro.

  9. livingadjective

    (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. Livingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  3. Livingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  4. Livingnoun

    means of subsistence; sustenance; estate

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  5. Livingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Live, v. i.]

  6. Livingnoun

    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. Livingverb

    Verb form of the word live.

    They live a simple life together in perfect harmony.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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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

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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. Katherine Hadsell:

    She is a young lady who is living her life as any 18-year-old would, she loves her mom and dad so much and is very close with her family. It’s not possible she ran away.

  2. Christianne Boudreau:

    We were living in a really desperate black hole of trauma and we didn't know how to heal from it, and I was terrified that the anger would burn within them and not being able to cope with this type of trauma and that they would follow the same path.

  3. Alyssa Milano:

    I would say that love that you feel is so profound that it is life altering, but it is like living with your heart outside of your body because you allow yourself to love so deeply you become so incredibly vulnerable, and with those vulnerabilities you are able to explore who are as a human.

  4. Christine Molis:

    It's been going on for over a century, and I don't think it's going to stop, not in the world we are living in today.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Do you long to make the world a better place? If Yes then, live for others and keep on living for others, change your attitude or lifestyle, love all truly and as well show equal rights, respect and justice to everyone. -Emeasoba George

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