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  Definition of living
  1. the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  2. people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
  6. still in active use; "a living language"
  7. 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"
  8. true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
  9. pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
  10. dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; "living quarters"; "tree-living animals"
Similar Words: life, support, keep, livelihood, bread and butter, sustenance, animation, aliveness, surviving

 

Hyponyms: comforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniences, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence, eternal life, life eternal, skin, survival, endurance

 

Attributes: alive(p), dead

 

Derivational Morphology: live, sustain, keep, maintain, support, be

 

 
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