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Dictionary definition for: Living

1. (n) the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

2. (a) pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"

3. (n) people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"

4. (s) true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"

5. (a) dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; "living quarters" "tree-living animals"

6. (n) the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there''s life there''s hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

7. (s) (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

8. (n) the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

9. (s) still in existence; "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"

10. (s) still in active use; "a living language"

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