Definition of LIVING

noun : LIVING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the experience of being alive; 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" ;

verb : LIVING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be an inhabitant of or reside in; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods" ;

  • 2. (

    ) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war" ;

  • 3. (

    ) continue to live and avoid dying; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived" ;

  • 4. (

    ) support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" ;

  • 5. (

    ) have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live" ;

Adjective : LIVING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) pertaining to living persons; "within living memory" ;

  • 2. (

    ) true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) still in active use; "a living language" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone" ;


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