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livingplural noun

 us   /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/

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.

livingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/

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).

livingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/

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.
Translations of “living”
in Korean 생활비…
in Arabic رِزْق, كَسْب العَيْش…
in Portuguese sustento…
in Catalan la vida…
in Japanese 生計…
in Italian stipendio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活的, 活著的,在世的, 現存的…
in Russian средства к существованию…
in Turkish kazanç, geçim, geçinme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活的, 活着的,在世的, 现存的…
in Polish utrzymanie…
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