living


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived (l[i^]vd); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban,
   lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG.
   leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be
   left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to
   forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily,
   shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear;
   -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence,
   to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
   1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a
      plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to
      be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of
      existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age
      are long in reaching maturity.
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            Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I
            will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
            flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
            breath in you, and ye shall live.     --Ezek.
                                                  xxxvii. 5, 6.
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   2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain
      manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to
      live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
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            O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
            man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
                                                  --Ecclus. xli.
                                                  1.
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   3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
      to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
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            Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
                                                  --Gen. xlvii.
                                                  28.
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   4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
      permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
      etc.
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            Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
            We write in water.                    --Shak.
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   5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
      happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
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            What greater curse could envious fortune give
            Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
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   6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
      on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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   7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
      and actuated by divine influence or faith.
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            The just shall live by faith.         --Gal. iii.
                                                  ll.
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   8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
      subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
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            Those who live by labor.              --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
      etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
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            A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
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   To live out, to be at service; to live away from home as a
      servant. [U. S.]

   To live with.
      (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with.
      (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male
          with female.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Living \Liv"ing\ (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From Live, v. i.]
   1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed
      to dead.
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   2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the
      mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living
      faith; a living principle. " Living hope. " --Wyclif.
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   3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as,
      a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant.
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   4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
      "Living light." --Shak.
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   5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
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            Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden.
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   Living force. See Vis viva, under Vis.

   Living gale (Naut.), a heavy gale.

   Living rock or Living stone, rock in its native or
      original state or location; rock not quarried. " I now
      found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of
      which were cut out of the living rock." --Moore.

   The living, those who are alive, or one who is alive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Living \Liv"ing\, n.
   1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life;
      existence. "Health and living." --Shak.
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   2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living;
      earnest living. " A vicious living." --Chaucer.
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   3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a
      comfortable living from writing.
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            She can spin for her living.          --Shak.
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            He divided unto them his living.      --Luke xv. 12.
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   4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living
      comfortably.
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            There is no living without trusting somebody or
            other in some cases.                  --L' Estrange.
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   5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge
      which a minister receives. [Eng.]
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            He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a
            living                                --Macaulay.
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