1. [ noun ] the experience of living; the course of human events and activities
Synonyms: life

"he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

Related terms: experience live
2. [ adjective ] true to life; lifelike

"the living image of her mother"

Related terms: realistic
3. [ noun ] people who are still living

"save your pity for the living"

Related terms: dead people
4. [ adjective ] pertaining to living persons

"within living memory"

5. [ noun ] the condition of living or the state of being alive
Synonyms: life aliveness animation

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Related terms: being survival eternal_life skin be dead alive
6. [ adjective ] (intensifier) absolute

"she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

Related terms: intensifier absolute
7. [ adjective ] dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination

: "living quarters" "tree-living animals"

Related terms: dwell
8. [ noun ] the financial means whereby one lives
Synonyms: support bread_and_butter livelihood sustenance keep

"each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

Related terms: resource comforts subsistence maintenance meal_ticket sustain
9. [ adjective ] still in active use

"a living language"

Related terms: extant
10. [ adjective ] still in existence
Synonyms: surviving

"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"

Related terms: extant
11. [ adjective ] full of life and interest

"made history a living subject"

Related terms: live
12. [ adjective ] (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried

"carved into the living stone";

Related terms: live
13. [ adjective ] having life
Synonyms: live

"a live canary" "hit a live nerve" "famous living painters" "living tissue" "living plants and animals"

Related terms: alive
Similar spelling:   Livings