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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Livingnoun

    Etymology: from live.

    The Arcadians fought as in unknown place, having no succour but in their hands; the Helots, as in their own place, fighting for their livings, wives, and children. Philip Sidney.

    All they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living. Mark.

    There is no living without trusting some body or other, in some cases. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    For ourselves we may a living make. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Then may I set the world on wheels, when she can spin for her living. William Shakespeare.

    Issac and his wife, now dig for your life,
    Or shortly you’ll dig for your living. John Denham.

    Actors must represent such things as they are capable to perform, and by which both they and the scribbler may get their living. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Some of our ministers having the livings of the country offered unto them, without pains, will, neither for any love of God, nor for all the good they may do, by winning souls to God, be drawn forth from their warm nests. Edmund Spenser.

    The parson of the parish preaching against adultery, Mrs. Bull told her husband, that they would join to have him turned out of his living for using personal reflections. Arbuth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Living

    of Live

  2. Livingnoun

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

  3. Livingnoun

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

  4. Livingnoun

    means of subsistence; sustenance; estate

  5. Livingnoun

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

  6. Livingnoun

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

  7. 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. Judith Lupo Wold:

    Otherwise, they wouldn't be here, since they are here to make money for their families back home, and picking vegetables and fruit living as some of the poorest of the poor in this country is incredibly hard work.

  2. Scott Dozier:

    Life in prison isn't a life, this isn't living, man. It's just surviving.

  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. Kurt Budde:

    We are living our best lives post-COVID today.

  5. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    All persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental, and should not be construed.

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