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living meaning

EN[ˈlɪvɪŋ]
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  • Living may refer to: Life, a condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms a living species is one that is not extinct Personal life, the course of an individual human's life Human living Human condition Living wage, refers to the minimum hourly wage necessary for a person to achieve some specific standard of living
  • NounPLlivingsSUF-ing
    1. NU The state of being alive.
      1. Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood.
        1. What do you do for a living?
      2. A style of life.
        1. plain living
      3. (canon law) A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income; an ecclesiastical benefice.
      4. Verb
        1. present participle of live.
        2. Adjective
          1. Having life.
            1. In use or existing.
              1. Hunanese is a living language.
            2. Of everyday life.
              1. These living conditions are deplorable.
            3. True to life.
              1. This is the living image of Fidel Castro.
            4. Used as an intensifier.
              1. He almost beat the living daylights out of me.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • ... besides marrying Nate Archibald and living happily every after in the ivy-covered brick town house just off Fifth that she already had picked out
              • The abbot is considered a tulku by Tibetans and called a living Buddha in Chinese — an especially revered figure who is believed to be the essence of a prominent religious leader.
              • How's the living with mum while being unemployed and filing a shitload of meritless lolsuits game going for you?
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Living on top of one another in a refugee camp is stressful.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • There can be something absurd or even melancholy about the open-plan minipalaces some middle-class Britons consider essential for civilised living.

          Meaning of living for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "living" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Participles
                        • Present participles
                  Difficultness: Level 1
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                  Definiteness: Level 8
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                  Definite    ➨     Versatile
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