the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
"he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
liveliness, animation, keep, support, life, bread and butter, sprightliness, life-time, lifespan, spirit, life sentence, sustenance, life history, aliveness, lifetime, biography, livelihood, life story
people who are still living
"save your pity for the living"
animation, life, living, aliveness(noun)
the condition of living or the state of being alive
"while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
brio, liveliness, animateness, animation, life-time, keep, support, life, bread and butter, vivification, sprightliness, lifespan, spirit, life sentence, invigoration, sustenance, life history, liveness, spiritedness, aliveness, lifetime, biography, vitality, livelihood, life story
support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(adj)
the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
support, backup, supporting, reinforcement, sustainment, backing, funding, nutrition, nutriment, financial support, keep, accompaniment, alimentation, reenforcement, victuals, life, bread and butter, hold, dungeon, musical accompaniment, maintenance, aliment, sustenance, animation, donjon, sustentation, upkeep, financial backing, documentation, nourishment, livelihood, aliveness
pertaining to living persons
"within living memory"
true to life; lifelike
"the living image of her mother"
"she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
still in existence
"the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
still in active use
"a living language"
(used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried
"carved into the living stone";
living(noun)The state of being alive.
living(noun)A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income. The holder of the position receives its revenue for the performance of stipulated duties.
living(adjective)(used as an intensifier)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle,"
TennysonPrincess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.
Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.
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- тере, тормошсанBashkir
- viuCatalan, Valencian
- lebend, Lebensunterhalt, LebenGerman
- ζωντανός, επιούσιος, ζωή, έμβιοςGreek
- estilo de vida, ganarse la vida, trabajoSpanish
- elävä, ansio-, elo, elin-, työ, elämäntapa, elinkeino, eläminen, elämä, elintapa, elollinenFinnish
- vie, vivantFrench
- սաղ, կենդանիArmenian
- 生活, 暮らしJapanese
- iináNavajo, Navaho
- życie, żywyPolish
- жизнь, жить, живой, средства к существованию, жизненныйRussian
- živjeti, живети, živa, živuća, жива, живјети, živući, živetiSerbo-Croatian
- levande, livSwedish
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