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English definition of “living”

living

plural noun  /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/ us  

living plural noun (PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIFE)

people who are still alive: On this anniversary of the tragedy we remember the living as well as the dead.

living

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/ us  

living adjective [not gradable] (HAVING LIFE)

Living is also used in some expressions to make them stronger: He’s the living image of his father (= looks exactly like his father).

living

noun [C]  /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/ us  

living noun [C] (STAYING ALIVE)

the way you earn money; your job: What do you do for a living? She’s not happy working at the hospital but at least it’s a living.
(Definition of living from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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