Living

Definition of Living

Liv´ing   Pronunciation: lĭv´ĭng
a.1.Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to dead.
2.Active; lively; vigorous; - said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle.
3.Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; - opposed to stagnant.
4.Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
5.Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
Then on the living coals wine they pour.
- Dryden.
Living force
See Vis viva, under Vis.
Living gale
(Naut.) a heavy gale.
Living rock
rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried.
The living
those who are alive, or one who is alive.
- Moore.
n.1.The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.
2.Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.
3.Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable living from writing.
She can spin for her living.
- Shak.
He divided unto them his living.
- Luke xv. 12.
4.Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.
- L' Estrange.
5.The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living
- Macaulay.

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