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living

liv·ing

living

 
pronunciation:
lI vIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having life.
living creatures
synonyms:
alive, animate, breathing, existent, live
antonyms:
dead, inanimate, lifeless
similar words:
life, sentient, vital
definition 2: currently alive.
a living author
synonyms:
existent, live
antonyms:
dead, late
similar words:
alive, breathing, contemporary, current, extant, life
definition 3: currently in use.
a living language
synonyms:
active, current, existent, extant, live, operative, present-day
antonyms:
dead, defunct
similar words:
alive, enduring, modern, prevailing, up-to-date, vital
definition 4: accurate as representation of life.
a living image
synonyms:
lifelike, realistic, vivid
similar words:
faithful, graphic, lively, naturalistic, true
definition 5: needed to maintain life.
a living wage
synonyms:
essential, necessary, survival, vital
similar words:
effective, functional, minimum
definition 6: having interest or vitality.
He made history a living subject.
synonyms:
live, lively, spirited, vital
antonyms:
lifeless
similar words:
alive, dynamic, interesting
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action of one that lives.
synonyms:
being
similar words:
existence, life, survival
definition 2: a certain type or style of maintaining one's life.
easy living
synonyms:
life, lifestyle
similar words:
mode, modus vivendi, quick, subsistence, survival
definition 3: a means of gaining a living wage, such as a profession or occupation.
What do you do for a living?
synonyms:
business, line, livelihood, occupation, trade, vocation
similar words:
calling, career, keep, métier, maintenance, profession, work
definition 4: (used with a pl. verb) living persons collectively (usu. prec. by the).
the living and the dead
antonyms:
dead
similar words:
being, creature
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