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living    : [l'ɪvɪŋ]
Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived} (l[i^]vd); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Living}.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban,
lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG.
leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be
left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to
forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily,
shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear;
-- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence,
to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a
plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to
be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of
existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age
are long in reaching maturity.
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Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I
will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
breath in you, and ye shall live. --Ezek.
xxxvii. 5, 6.
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2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain
manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to
live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
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O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
--Ecclus. xli.
1.
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3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
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Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
--Gen. xlvii.
28.
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4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
etc.
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Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
We write in water. --Shak.
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5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
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What greater curse could envious fortune give
Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
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6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
and actuated by divine influence or faith.
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The just shall live by faith. --Gal. iii.
ll.
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8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
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Those who live by labor. --Sir W.
Temple.
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9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
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A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
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{To live out}, to be at service; to live away from home as a
servant. [U. S.]

{To live with}.
(a) To dwell or to be a lodger with.
(b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male
with female.
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Living \Liv"ing\ (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.]
1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed
to {dead}.
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2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the
mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living
faith; a living principle. " Living hope. " --Wyclif.
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3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as,
a living spring; -- opposed to {stagnant}.
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4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
"Living light." --Shak.
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5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
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Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden.
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{Living force}. See {Vis viva}, under {Vis}.

{Living gale} (Naut.), a heavy gale.

{Living rock} or {Living stone}, rock in its native or
original state or location; rock not quarried. " I now
found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of
which were cut out of the living rock." --Moore.

{The living}, those who are alive, or one who is alive.
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Living \Liv"ing\, n.
1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life;
existence. "Health and living." --Shak.
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2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living;
earnest living. " A vicious living." --Chaucer.
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3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a
comfortable living from writing.
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She can spin for her living. --Shak.
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He divided unto them his living. --Luke xv. 12.
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4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living
comfortably.
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There is no living without trusting somebody or
other in some cases. --L' Estrange.
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5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge
which a minister receives. [Eng.]
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He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a
living --Macaulay.
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living
adj 1: pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
2: true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
3: (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the
living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of
him"
4: 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" [synonym:
{surviving}, {living}]
5: still in active use; "a living language"
6: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place;
not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";
n 1: the experience of being alive; the course of human events
and activities; "he could no longer cope with the
complexities of life" [synonym: {life}, {living}]
2: people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
[ant: {dead}]
3: 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" [synonym: {animation}, {life}, {living},
{aliveness}]
4: 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" [synonym:
{support}, {keep}, {livelihood}, {living}, {bread and
butter}, {sustenance}]

215 Moby Thesaurus words for "living":
TLC, abiding, ablaze, abode, aboveground, active, acute, advowson,
afire, aflame, aflicker, aggressive, aglow, alight, alimony, alive,
alive and kicking, among the living, animal spirits, animate,
animate existence, animated, animation, ardent, around, being,
being alive, benefice, biological, biotic, birth, blazing, bread,
bread and butter, breathing, brisk, burning, candent, candescent,
capable of life, care, care of souls, charge, cohabitation,
comburent, commorancy, commorant, conflagrant, conscious, curacy,
cure, current, daily bread, dwelling, dynamic, economic support,
endowed with life, endowment, energetic, enlivened, enterprising,
enthusiastic, existence, existent, existing, extant, faithful,
flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, forceful, forcible,
full of pep, fuming, glebe, glowing, go-go, guttering, habitancy,
habitation, having life, hearty, ignescent, ignited, immortality,
impetuous, in a blaze, in a glow, in being, in effect,
in existence, in flames, in force, in residence, in the flesh,
incandescent, incisive, incumbency, inflamed, inhabitancy,
inhabitation, inhabiting, inspirited, instinct with life, intense,
keen, keep, kindled, kinetic, life, lifelike, lifetime, live,
livelihood, liveliness, lively, living in, lodging, long life,
long-lived, longevity, lusty, maintenance, manna, meat, mettlesome,
mothering, natural, nesting, nourishment, nurture, occupancy,
occupation, on fire, on foot, operative, organic, organized, peppy,
physiological, prelacy, present, prevalent, price support,
provision, quick, realistic, rectory, reeking, remaining,
residence, residency, resident, residentiary, residing, robust,
salt, scintillant, scintillating, smacking, smoking, smoldering,
snappy, sojourning, spanking, sparking, speaking, spirited,
spriteliness, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping,
strenuous, strong, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subsistent,
subsisting, subvention, support, sustainment, sustenance,
sustentation, take-charge, take-over, tenacious of life, tenancy,
tender loving care, to the life, trenchant, true to life,
true to nature, under the sun, unextinguished, unquenched, upkeep,
very much alive, viability, viable, vibrant, vicarage, vigorous,
vital, vitality, vivacious, vivacity, vivid, vivified, zestful,
zesty, zippy, zoetic




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