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Meaning & Definition of Living in English

English

Living

/lɪvɪŋ/

noun

1. The experience of being alive

  • The course of human events and activities
  • "He could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
    synonym:
  • life
  • ,
  • living

2. People who are still living

  • "Save your pity for the living"
    synonym:
  • living

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • animation
  • ,
  • life
  • ,
  • living
  • ,
  • aliveness

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • support
  • ,
  • keep
  • ,
  • livelihood
  • ,
  • living
  • ,
  • bread and butter
  • ,
  • sustenance

adjective

1. Pertaining to living persons

  • "Within living memory"
    synonym:
  • living

2. True to life

  • Lifelike
  • "The living image of her mother"
    synonym:
  • living

3. (informal) absolute

  • "She is a living doll"
  • "Scared the living daylights out of them"
  • "Beat the living hell out of him"
    synonym:
  • living

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"
    synonym:
  • surviving
  • ,
  • living

5. Still in active use

  • "A living language"
    synonym:
  • living

6. (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place

  • Not mined or quarried
  • "Carved into the living stone"
    synonym:
  • living(a)

Examples of using

They have a round table in the living room.
Tom and Mary finished their meal and then went into the living room to watch TV.
I'm a living proof to that death is possible to win.