1. the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;
- Example: "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
[syn: life, living]
2. people who are still living;
- Example: "save your pity for the living"
3. the condition of living or the state of being alive;
- Example: "while there's life there's hope"
- Example: "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
[syn: animation, life, living, aliveness]
4. the financial means whereby one lives;
- Example: "each child was expected to pay for their keep"
- Example: "he applied to the state for support"
- Example: "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
[syn: support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance]
1. pertaining to living persons;
- Example: "within living memory"
2. true to life; lifelike;
- Example: "the living image of her mother"
3. (informal) absolute;
- Example: "she is a living doll"
- Example: "scared the living daylights out of them"
- Example: "beat the living hell out of him"
4. still in existence;
- Example: "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"
- Example: "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
[syn: surviving, living]
5. still in active use;
- Example: "a living language"
6. (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;
- Example: "carved into the living stone";
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions! --Ecclus. xli. 1. [1913 Webster] 3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea. [1913 Webster] Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. --Gen. xlvii. 28. [1913 Webster] 4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. [1913 Webster] Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] What greater curse could envious fortune give Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain. [1913 Webster] 7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith. [1913 Webster] The just shall live by faith. --Gal. iii. ll. [1913 Webster] 8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils. [1913 Webster] Those who live by labor. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. [1913 Webster] A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Living \Liv"ing\, n. 1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. "Health and living." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living. " A vicious living." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable living from writing. [1913 Webster] She can spin for her living. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He divided unto them his living. --Luke xv. 12. [1913 Webster] 4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably. [1913 Webster] There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster] 5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant. [1913 Webster] 4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening. "Living light." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live. [1913 Webster] Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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