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liv·ing

 (lĭv′ĭng)
adj.
1. Possessing life: famous living painters; transplanted living tissue.
2. In active function or use: a living language.
3. Of persons who are alive: events within living memory.
4. Relating to the routine conduct or maintenance of life: improved living conditions in the city.
5. Full of life, interest, or vitality: made history a living subject.
6. True to life; realistic: the living image of her mother.
7. Informal Used as an intensive: beat the living hell out of his opponent in the boxing match.
n.
1. The condition or action of maintaining life: the high cost of living.
2. A manner or style of life: preferred plain living.
3. A means of maintaining life; livelihood: made their living by hunting.
4. Chiefly British A church benefice, including the revenue attached to it.
Synonyms: living, alive, live2, animate, vital
These adjectives mean possessed of or exhibiting life. Living, alive, and live refer principally to organisms that are not dead: living plants; the happiest person alive; a live canary. Animate applies to living animal as distinct from living plant life: Something animate was moving inside the box. Vital refers to what is characteristic of or necessary to the continuation of life: You must eat to maintain vital energy.

living

(ˈlɪvɪŋ)
adj
1.
a. possessing life; not dead
b. (as collective noun preceded by the): the living.
2. having the characteristics of life (used esp to distinguish organisms from nonliving matter)
3. currently in use or valid: living language.
4. seeming to be real: a living image.
5. (Biology) (of animals or plants) existing in the present age; extant. Compare extinct1
6. geology another word for live215
7. (Theatre) presented by actors before a live audience: living theatre.
8. (prenominal) (intensifier): the living daylights.
n
9. the condition of being alive
10. the manner in which one conducts one's life: fast living.
11. the means, esp the financial means, whereby one lives
12. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Church of England another term for benefice
13. (modifier) of, involving, or characteristic of everyday life: living area.
14. (modifier) of or involving those now alive (esp in the phrase living memory)

liv•ing

(ˈlɪv ɪŋ)

adj.
1. having life; being alive.
2. in actual existence or use; extant: living languages.
3. active or thriving; vigorous; strong: a living faith.
4. pertaining to or suitable for human activity or existence: living space.
5. of or pertaining to living persons: within living memory.
6. lifelike; true to life: The statue is the living image of him.
7. being in its natural state or place: living rock; a living brook.
8. burning or glowing; live.
9. very; absolute (used as an intensifier): to scare the living daylights out of someone.
n.
10. the act or condition of a person or thing that lives.
11. the means of maintaining life; livelihood: to earn a living.
12. a particular manner, state, or status of life: luxurious living.
13. the living, living persons collectively.
14. Brit. the benefice of a cleric.
[before 900]
liv′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.living - the experience of being aliveliving - the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
experience - the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
2.living - people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
3.living - the condition of living or the state of being aliveliving - 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"
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
eternal life, life eternal - life without beginning or end
skin - a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
survival, endurance - a state of surviving; remaining alive
4.living - the financial means whereby one livesliving - 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"
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts - things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the comforts of home"
maintenance - means of maintenance of a family or group
meal ticket - a source of income or livelihood
subsistence - minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting; "social security provided only a bare subsistence"
Adj.1.living - pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
2.living - true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
3.living - (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
absolute - perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
4.living - 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"
extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
5.living - still in active use; "a living language"
extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
6.living - (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";
live - exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play"

living

noun
1. livelihood, work, job, maintenance, occupation, subsistence, bread and butter (informal), sustenance, (means of) support, (source of) income He earns his living doing all kinds of things.
adjective
1. alive, existing, moving, active, vital, breathing, lively, vigorous, animated, animate, alive and kicking, in the land of the living (informal), quick (archaic) All things, whether living or dead, are believed to influence each other.
alive late, dead, departed, expired, perished, deceased, defunct, lifeless
2. current, continuing, present, developing, active, contemporary, persisting, ongoing, operative, in use, extant a living language
current vanishing, obsolete, out-of-date, obsolescent
Quotations
"The living are the dead on holiday" [Maurice Maeterlinck]

living

adjective
1. Having existence or life:
2. Marked by or exhibiting life:
noun
Translations
حَيعلى قَيْد الحَياهمَعِيشَةٌمَعيشَه، مَوْرِد رزق
živobytíživýžijící
indtægtlevendeunderhold
eläminen
življenje
lifandilifibrauî, lífsviîurværinúlifandi
生活
생활
preživljanježiveč
livsuppehälle
หาเลี้ยงชีพ
canlıgeçimhayatta olanyaşayan
sinh hoạt

living

[ˈlɪvɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= alive) [person, creature, plant] → vivo
I have no living relativesno tengo ningún pariente vivo
Ireland's greatest living playwrightel mejor dramaturgo irlandés vivo or aún con vida
a living death (liter) → un infierno
living faithfe f viva
he's the living image of his unclees el retrato vivo or la imagen viva de su tío
living languagelengua f viva
the worst drought in or within living memoryla peor sequía que se recuerda
the San Francisco earthquake is still within living memoryel terremoto de San Francisco tuvo lugar en nuestro tiempo
living proofprueba f evidente or palpable
I didn't see a living soulno vi a un alma
I promised I wouldn't tell a living soulprometí que no se lo diría a nadie
there wasn't a living thing to be seenno se veía a ningún ser vivo
see also daylight A
2. (= for living in) [area] → destinado a la vivienda
our living accommodation was pretty basicel lugar donde vivíamos era bastante modesto
B. N
1. (= livelihood)
to earn a livingganarse la vida
what do you do for a living?¿cómo te ganas la vida?, ¿en qué trabajas?
now he has to work for a livingahora tiene que trabajar para ganarse la vida
to make a livingganarse la vida
he thinks the world owes him a livingpiensa que tiene derecho a que se lo den todo regalado
2. (= way of life) → vida f
the quality of urban livingla calidad de la vida en la ciudad
clean livingvida f ordenada
loose livingvida f disipada, vida f disoluta
see also cost C
see also standard C
C. NPL the livinglos vivos
D. CPD living area Nzona f destinada a la vivienda
living conditions NPLcondiciones fpl de vida
living expenses NPLgastos mpl de mantenimiento
living quarters NPL (for students) → residencia f; (for soldiers, servants, staff) → dependencias fpl
living room Nsala f de estar, living m
living space Nespacio m vital (also fig)
living standards NPLnivel m de vida
a fall in living standardsun descenso del nivel de vida
living wage N salario de subsistencia
£20 a week isn't a living wagecon 20 libras a la semana no se puede vivir
living will Ndeclaración f de últimas voluntades (por la que el declarante se niega a que su vida sea prolongada por medios artificiales en caso de encontrarse enfermo en fase terminal)

living

[ˈlɪvɪŋ]
adj
[person] → vivant(e), en vie
within living memory → de mémoire d'homme living proof
n
(= livelihood)
What does she do for a living? → Qu'est-ce qu'elle fait dans la vie?
to earn one's living, to earn a living → gagner sa vie
I never expected to earn my living as an artist → Je ne m'attendais pas du tout à gagner ma vie comme artiste.
to make one's living, to make a living → gagner de quoi vivre
He couldn't make a living as a writer → Il ne pouvait pas gagner de quoi vivre comme écrivain.
(= way of life) → vie f
the stresses of urban living → le stress de la vie urbaine
healthy living
She's a model of healthy living → C'est un modèle de vie saine.
npl
the living → les vivants mplliving conditions nplconditions fpl de vieliving expenses nplfrais mpl de subsistanceliving proof n [theory, fact] → preuve f vivante
I'm living proof that marriage is good for you → Je suis la preuve vivante que le mariage est bon pour la santé.living quarters nplquartiers mplliving room nsalle f de séjour, salon mliving standards nplniveau m de vie
to improve living standards → améliorer le niveau de vieliving wage nsalaire m permettant de vivre
They were asking for a living wage → Ils demandaient un salaire permettant de vivre.
to pay a living wage [employer] → payer un salaire décent
to earn a living wage [worker] → gagner de quoi vivreliving will ntestament m de vie, testament m biologique

living

adjlebend; example, faithlebendig; the greatest living playwrightder bedeutendste noch lebende Dramatiker; I have no living relativesich habe keine Verwandten mehr; a living creatureein Lebewesen nt; not a living soulkeine Menschenseele; (with)in living memoryseit Menschengedenken; he is living proof of …er ist der lebende Beweis für …; her existence was a living deathihr Leben war eine einzige Qual; living or deadtot oder lebendig
n
the living pldie Lebenden pl
(= way of living) the art of livingLebenskunst f; he is fond of good livinger lebt gern gut; gracious livingdie vornehme Lebensart; loose livinglockerer Lebenswandel; healthy livinggesundes Leben ? standard N b
(= livelihood)Lebensunterhalt m; to earn or make a livingsich (dat)seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen; what does he do for a living?womit verdient er sich (dat)seinen Lebensunterhalt?; he sells brushes for a livinger verkauft Bürsten, um sich (dat)seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen; they made a bare living out of the soilsie hatten mit dem Ertrag des Bodens ihr Auskommen; it is possible to make a very good living from modelling (Brit) or modeling (US) → von der Arbeit als Model kann man sehr gut leben; to work for one’s livingarbeiten, um sich (dat)seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen; some of us have to work for a livinges gibt auch Leute, die arbeiten müssen
(Eccl) → Pfründe f

living

:
living cell
n (Med) → Frischzelle f
living conditions
plWohnverhältnisse pl
living dead
plUntote pl; (fig)Scheintote pl
living expenses
plSpesen pl
living quarters
plWohnräume pl; (for soldiers, sailors) → Quartier nt
living room
nWohnzimmer nt
living space
n (in house) → Wohnraum m; (for a nation) → Lebensraum m
living wage
nausreichender Lohn; £65 a week is not a livingvon £ 65 pro Woche kann man nicht leben
living will
nPatiententestament nt, testamentartige Erklärung, dass jd im Falle einer tödlichen Erkrankung nicht künstlich am Leben gehalten werden will

living

[ˈlɪvɪŋ]
1. adj (alive, gen) → vivo/a; (person) → vivente, in vita
within living memory → a memoria d'uomo
the greatest living pianist → il più grande pianista vivente
there wasn't a living soul → non c'era anima viva
2. nvita
what do you do for a living? → come ti guadagni da vivere?
to earn or make a living → guadagnarsi da vivere
the living (people) → i vivi

live1

(liv) verb
1. to have life; to be alive. This poison is dangerous to everything that lives.
2. to survive. The doctors say he is very ill, but they think he will live.; It was difficult to believe that she had lived through such an experience.
3. to have one's home or dwelling (in a particular place). She lives next to the church.; They went to live in Bristol / in a huge house.
4. to pass (one's life). He lived a life of luxury.; She lives in fear of being attacked.
5. (with by) to make enough money etc to feed and house oneself. He lives by fishing.
-lived adjective
having (a certain type of) life. long-lived.
ˈliving adjective
1. having life; being alive. a living creature; The aim of the project was to discover if there was anything living on Mars.
2. now alive. the greatest living artist.
noun
the money etc needed to feed and house oneself and keep oneself alive. He earns his living driving a taxi; She makes a good living as an author.
ˈliving-room noun
the room of a house etc in which the occupants of the house usually sit during their leisure time.
live-in adjective
living in the same place with a sexual partner without being married to him/her. a live-in partner/boyfriend.
live and let live
to tolerate other people's actions and expect them to tolerate one's own.
live down
to live through the shame of (a foolish act etc) till it is forgotten.
live in/out
to have one's home at, away from, the place where one works. All the hotel staff live in; The nurse chose to live out.
live on
1. to keep oneself alive by eating. He lives on fish and potatoes.
2. to be supported (financially) by. He lives on $40 a week.
live up to
to behave in a manner worthy of. He found it difficult to live up to his reputation as a hero.
(with)in living memory
within a period recent enough to be remembered by someone still alive. It was the worst harvest in living memory.

living

مَعِيشَةٌ živobytí underhold Lebensunterhalt τρόπος ζωής vida eläminen vie življenje vita 生活 생활 inkomen liv egzystencja sustento, vida существование livsuppehälle หาเลี้ยงชีพ canlı sinh hoạt 生活

living

n. vida; con vida; modo de vivir;
cost of ___costo de ___;
___ expensesgastos de mantenimiento;
___ under stress___ agitada, ___ con estrés.
References in classic literature ?
There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
It seemed to her that between herself and all the other people in the world, a wall had been built up and that she was living just on the edge of some warm inner circle of life that must be quite open and under- standable to others.
Damon, living in a neighboring town, was a frequent visitor in the Swift home.
He could not be in two places at once; making a living for his family on the street, and staying at home to see that no harm befell them.
Happy people, who enjoy so many living examples of ancient virtue, and have masters ready to instruct them in the wisdom of all former ages
The Prince bent down and lifted her out of her living grave, asking her at the same time how she had managed to get there.
You write that she is now living with you, and that you are satisfied with what she does.
The living was hereafter for Edmund; and, had his uncle died a few years sooner, it would have been duly given to some friend to hold till he were old enough for orders.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
said the fisherman, 'she says that when I had caught you, I ought to have asked you for something before I let you go; she does not like living any longer in the pigsty, and wants a snug little cottage.
But as there are many sorts of provision, so are the methods of living both of man and the brute creation very various; and as it is impossible to live without food, the difference in that particular makes the lives of animals so different from each other.
And though I had bought them out of compassion, after living with them I began to like them.