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living

adjective uk   us   /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/

living adjective (HAVING LIFE)

B2 alive now: living organisms He is probably the best-known living architect.
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living adjective (CONTINUING)

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

living

noun uk   us   /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/

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).
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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 area
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living noun (WAY OF LIFE)

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

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.
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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