English adjective: living
|1.||living pertaining to living persons|
|Samples||Within living memory.|
|2.||living true to life; lifelike|
|Samples||The living image of her mother.|
|3.||living (informal) absolute|
|Samples||She is a living doll.|
Scared the living daylights out of them.
Beat the living hell out of him.
|Domain usage||intensifier, intensive|
|4.||living still in existence|
|Samples||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.||living still in active use|
|Samples||A living language.|
|6.||living (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried|
|Samples||Carved into the living stone.|
English noun: living
|1.||living (cognition) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities|
|Samples||He could no longer cope with the complexities of life.|
|2.||living (group) people who are still living|
|Samples||Save your pity for the living.|
|3.||living (state) the condition of living or the state of being alive|
|Samples||While there's life there's hope.|
Life depends on many chemical and physical processes.
|Synonyms||aliveness, animation, life|
|Broader (hypernym)||being, beingness, existence|
|Narrower (hyponym)||endurance, eternal life, life eternal, skin, survival|
|Attribute||alive, dead, live|
|4.||living (possession) the financial means whereby one lives|
|Samples||Each child was expected to pay for their keep.|
He applied to the state for support.
He could no longer earn his own livelihood.
|Synonyms||bread and butter, keep, livelihood, support, sustenance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence|