- IPA: /ˈlɪvɪŋ/
- present participle of live#English|live
living (not comparable)
- Having life.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page ix:
- It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.
- In use or existing.
- Hunanese is a living language.
- Of everyday life.
- These living conditions are deplorable.
- True to life.
- This is the living image of Fidel Castro.
- Used as an intensifier.
- He almost beat the living daylights out of me.
- (having life) extant, living, vital; see also Thesaurus:alive
- (existing) extant; See also Thesaurus:existent
- (representing life) lifey, lifelike, limned, lively, naturalistic
- (intensifier) blasted, doggone, stinking; see also Thesaurus:damned
- German: Lebens-
- Russian: жи́зненный
- German: lebensecht
- (uncountable) The state of being alive.
- (plural, with "the", a demonstrative, or a possessive) Those who are alive.
- Respect for the dead does not preclude respect for the living.
- Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood
- What do you do for a living?
- A style of life.
- plain living
- (canon law) A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income; an ecclesiastical benefice.