living


living
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 the living rock, a living stream]
5. still spoken and undergoing changes [a living language]
6. true to reality; lifelike [the living image of his brother]
7. of life or the sustaining of life [living conditions]
8. suited for social and recreational activities in a house [the living area]
9. presented in person before a live audience [living theater]
10. very [the living daylights]
n.
1. the state of being alive
2. the means of sustaining life; livelihood [to work for a living]
3. manner of existence [the standard of living]
4. in England, a church benefice
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the living
those that are still alive
SYN.- LIVING and ALIVE, the latter usually a predicate adjective, are the simple, basic terms for organisms having life or existence, LIVING figuratively connoting continued existence or activity [a living faith ] and ALIVE, full force or vigor [prejudices kept alive by ignorance ]; ANIMATE, opposed to inanimate, is applied to living organisms as distinguished from lifeless ones or inorganic objects; ANIMATED is applied to inanimate things to which life or, in extended use, motion has been imparted [animated cartoons ]; VITAL is applied to that which is essential to organic life [vital functions ] or to the energy, force, etc. manifested by living things

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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