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living

adjective uk   /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/ us  

living adjective (HAVING LIFE)

B2 alive now: living organisms He is probably the best-known living architect.Life and living

living adjective (CONTINUING)

still existing: The pyramids are a living monument to the skill of their builders.Existing and being

living

noun uk   /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/ us  

living noun (MONEY)

B2 [C] the money that you earn from your job: What do you do for a living? (= What is your job?) I mean, I don't like my job but at least it's a living (= a way of earning money).
See also
Earning money and money earned
make a living to earn enough money to buy the things you need: Everyone has to make a living. You can make a good living (= earn a lot of money) in sales if you have the right attitude. [C] old-fashioned in the Church of England, the job, given to a priest, of being in charge of a particular areaJobs, careers and professionsWorking

living noun (WAY OF LIFE)

[U] the way in which you live your life: country/healthy living Lifestyles and their study

living noun (PEOPLE)

the living [plural] people who are still alive: On this anniversary of the tragedy we remember the living as well as the dead.Life and living
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