living

living
liv|ing1 [ `lıvıŋ ] adjective count ***
1. ) usually before noun alive at the present time:
He has no living relatives.
She's arguably the sexiest living movie star.
a ) the living all the people who are alive
2. ) only before noun living creatures are animals or plants that have life, rather than objects such as rocks:
Their religion is based on a respect for all living things.
3. ) only before noun living areas or living conditions are ones in which people live, rather than ones in which they work:
Living conditions for the troops are relatively comfortable.
be living proof of something
to show that something is true or exists by being a clear example of it:
She's living proof that anyone can succeed in this business.
in living memory
during the time that anyone still alive can remember:
the worst storm in living memory
a living language
a language that people still speak and use in their ordinary lives
not a living soul
no one at all:
You must never tell a living soul about this.
living
liv|ing 2 [ `lıvıŋ ] noun **
1. ) count usually singular money that you earn to live on:
They sell antiques for a living.
earn/make a living: She makes a living as a music teacher.
do something for a living (=as a job): Do you know what she does for a living?
scratch/scrape out a living (=have difficulty in making enough money): However hard they worked to scrape out a living, they would always be poor.
2. ) uncount a particular type of life:
the strains and stresses of modern living
a few helpful hints for healthy living

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • living — [liv′iŋ] adj. 1. alive; having life; not dead 2. full of vigor; in active operation or use [a living institution] 3. of persons alive [within living memory] 4. in its natural state or place, or having its natural force, motion, etc. [hewn from… …   English World dictionary

  • Living — Liv ing (l[i^]v [i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to {dead}. [1913 Webster] 2. Active; lively; vigorous; said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Living — Liv ing, n. 1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. Health and living. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living. A vicious living. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • living — ► NOUN 1) the action of leading one s life; being alive. 2) an income sufficient to live on, or the means of earning it. ► ADJECTIVE 1) alive. 2) (of a language) still spoken and used. 3) for or related to daily life: living quarters …   English terms dictionary

  • living — /ˈlivin(g), ingl. ˈlɪvɪŋ/ [riduzione it. dall inglese living room, da living «per vivere» e room «stanza»] s. m. inv. soggiorno, sala, salone …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • living — s. m. Sala de estar. • Plural: livings.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, redução de living room, sala de estar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • living — [adj] existing, active alert, alive, animated, around, awake, breathing, brisk, contemporary, continuing, current, developing, dynamic, existent, extant, in use, live, lively, ongoing, operative, persisting, strong, subsisting, ticking, vigorous …   New thesaurus

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