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English adjective: living

1. living pertaining to living persons


SamplesWithin living memory.

2. living true to life; lifelike


SamplesThe living image of her mother.


Similarrealistic


Antonymsunrealistic

3. living (informal) absolute


SamplesShe is a living doll.
Scared the living daylights out of them.
Beat the living hell out of him.


Similarabsolute


Domain usageintensifier, intensive


Antonymsrelative, comparative

4. living still in existence


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymssurviving


Similarextant


Antonymsextinct, nonextant

5. living still in active use


SamplesA living language.


Similarextant


Antonymsextinct, nonextant

6. living (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried


SamplesCarved into the living stone.


Similarlive


Antonymsdead


English noun: living

1. living (cognition) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities


SamplesHe could no longer cope with the complexities of life.


Synonymslife


Broader (hypernym)experience

2. living (group) people who are still living


SamplesSave your pity for the living.


Broader (hypernym)people


Antonymsdead

3. living (state) the condition of living or the state of being alive


SamplesWhile there's life there's hope.
Life depends on many chemical and physical processes.


Synonymsaliveness, animation, life


Broader (hypernym)being, beingness, existence


Narrower (hyponym)endurance, eternal life, life eternal, skin, survival


Attributealive, dead, live

4. living (possession) the financial means whereby one lives


SamplesEach child was expected to pay for their keep.
He applied to the state for support.
He could no longer earn his own livelihood.


Synonymsbread and butter, keep, livelihood, support, sustenance


Broader (hypernym)resource


Narrower (hyponym)amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence









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