Liv´ing   Pronunciation: lĭv´ĭng
a.1.Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to dead.
2.Active; lively; vigorous; - said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle.
3.Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; - opposed to stagnant.
4.Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
5.Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
Then on the living coals wine they pour.
- Dryden.
Living force
See Vis viva, under Vis.
Living gale
(Naut.) a heavy gale.
Living rock
rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried.
The living
those who are alive, or one who is alive.
- Moore.
n.1.The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.
2.Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.
3.Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable living from writing.
She can spin for her living.
- Shak.
He divided unto them his living.
- Luke xv. 12.
4.Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
5.The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living
- Macaulay.
Noun1.living - the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
Synonyms: life
2.living - people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
3.living - 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.living - 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"
Adj.1.living - pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
2.living - true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
3.living - dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; "living quarters"; "tree-living animals"
4.living - (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
5.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"
Synonyms: surviving
6.living - still in active use; "a living language"
7.living - (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";
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livery company
livery driver
Livery gown
Livery of seisin
Livery of seizin
Livery stable
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living death
Living force
Living gale
living granite
Living picture
Living pledge
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