Definitions of living

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; " I know the feeling!"; " have you ever known hunger?"; " I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; " The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; " I lived through two divorces"
  4. the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; " he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  5. dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; " living quarters"; " tree- living animals"
  6. people who are still living; " save your pity for the living"
  7. ( intensifier) " she is a living doll"; " scared the living daylights out of them"; " beat the living hell out of him"
  8. still in active use; " a living language"
  9. 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"
  10. true to life; lifelike; " the living image of her mother"
  11. full of life and interest; " made history a living subject"
  12. ( used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; " carved into the living stone";
  13. ( informal) absolute; " she is a living doll"; " scared the living daylights out of them"; " beat the living hell out of him"
  14. pertaining to living persons; " within living memory"
  15. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.
  16. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.
  17. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.
  18. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
  19. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
  20. Having life; flowing, as a spring; vigorous; active; producing life, action, or strength.
  21. Livelihood; in England, a church appointment or office; mode of life.
  22. Having life: active, lively: producing action or vigor: running or flowing.
  23. Means of subsistence: a property: the benefice of a clergyman. - THE LIVING, those alive.
  24. Subsistence; benefice.
  25. Livelihood; benefice; those who live.
  26. Having life; running; flowing; quickening.
  27. Livelihood; power of continuing life; the benefice of a clergyman; manner of life. Living rock, rock in its native state or location.
  28. of Live
  29. Not dead; existing; continuing; running; flowing; producing animation and vigour; quickening.
  30. Means of subsistence; maintenance; power of continuing life, manner of life; benefice of a clergyman; the living, those who are alive as distinguished from the dead.
  31. See under live.

Usage examples for living

  1. Is Mr. Rochester living at Thornfield Hall now? – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. " But I beg Your Highness to go on living so that you will keep the great love that I have had for you. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. You might go on living if you liked, and you ought to try- for the sake of those who love you. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  4. Is her husband living – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  5. " We are living now," she answered. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. But you like living here, don't you, you dear? – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  7. You're going to love it, living here! – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  8. He walked back into the living room and stared at Kristen's phone. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. He can now make a living – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  10. Oh yes, the father was living – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  11. " I think it's only living up to you. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. Or in other words, the living human act of nursing is formed by its purpose. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  13. My father had come to America to make a living – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  14. Why would I be living in the world at all, or doing the world's work? – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  15. Life was suddenly worth living – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. You've been living where there's law. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  17. No other living thing was to be seen. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  18. I know no one here- Where are you living – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  19. I feel- I feel- as if I were living under the whip all the time. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. He was living at home with his mother, Owens having granted the boy leave on full pay until he was entirely well again. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler