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living

noun
 
 
/ˈlɪvɪŋ/
[S] the money you earn from the work you do: He earns a living as an IT consultant. More people are looking at alternative ways of making a living.a good/comfortable/modest living He took a job in the City because he couldn't make a good living out of his writing.
do sth for a living to do something as your job or a way of making money: What does he do for a living? She writes a financial column for a living.
[U] the way in which you live your life: living conditions/standards The investment poured into the region over the last 20 years has done much to improve living standards. Wages tend to be higher in the south, but so are living costs.daily/everyday/day-to-day living The economic downturn has seen people struggle with the basic costs of day-to-day living. ethical/green/modern living rural/urban/city living
→  See also cost of living , standard of 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) 工作, 收入, 生計…
in Russian средства к существованию…
in Turkish kazanç, geçim, geçinme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 收入, 生计…
in Polish utrzymanie…
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