living Definition

  • 1the state of being alive
  • 2the pursuit of a particular way of life
  • 3a means of earning money

Using living: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "living" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The living are those who are not dead.

  • Example

    She has a passion for living in the countryside.

  • Example

    Fishing is his living.

living Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with living

  • a room in a house used for relaxing and socializing


    We all gathered in the living room to watch the movie.

  • a legal document that specifies what actions should be taken for an individual's health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves


    He made a living will to ensure that his wishes were respected if he became incapacitated.

  • living expenses

    the money needed to cover basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation


    She had to take on a second job to cover her living expenses.


Summary: living in Brief

The term 'living' [ˈlɪvɪŋ] refers to the state of being alive, the pursuit of a particular way of life, or a means of earning money. It can be used in phrases like 'living room,' which denotes a space for relaxation and socializing, 'living will,' which is a legal document specifying health decisions, and 'living expenses,' which refers to the cost of basic necessities. 'Living' can also refer to a person's livelihood or job.

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