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Living vs. Existing

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Livingadjective

Having life.

Existingadjective

That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.

Livingadjective

In use or existing.

‘Hunanese is a living language.’;

Existing

having existence or being or actuality; as, much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran. Opposite of nonexistent.

Livingadjective

Of everyday life.

‘These living conditions are deplorable.’;

Existing

Present. Opposite of absent.

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Livingadjective

True to life.

‘This is the living image of Fidel Castro.’;

Existing

Presently existing; as, the existing system.

Livingadjective

Used as an intensifier.

‘He almost beat the living daylights out of me.’;

Existingadjective

having existence or being or actuality;

‘an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient’; ‘much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran’;

Livingnoun

(uncountable) The state of being alive.

Existingadjective

existing in something specified;

‘depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream’;

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Livingnoun

Those who are alive.

‘Respect for the dead does not preclude respect for the living.’;

Existingadjective

presently existing;

‘the existing system’;

Livingnoun

Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood

‘What do you do for a living?’;

Livingnoun

A style of life.

‘plain living’;

Livingnoun

(canon law) A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income; an ecclesiastical benefice.

Livingadjective

Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to dead.

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Livingadjective

Active; lively; vigorous; - said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle.

Livingadjective

Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; - opposed to stagnant.

Livingadjective

Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.

Livingadjective

Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.

‘Then on the living coals wine they pour.’;

Livingnoun

The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.

Livingnoun

Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.

Livingnoun

Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable living from writing.

‘She can spin for her living.’; ‘He divided unto them his living.’;

Livingnoun

Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.

‘There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.’;

Livingnoun

The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.

‘He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living’;

Livingnoun

the experience of living; the course of human events and activities;

‘he could no longer cope with the complexities of life’;

Livingnoun

people who are still living;

‘save your pity for the living’;

Livingnoun

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’;

Livingnoun

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’;

Livingadjective

pertaining to living persons;

‘within living memory’;

Livingadjective

true to life; lifelike;

‘the living image of her mother’;

Livingadjective

dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination;

‘living quarters’; ‘tree-living animals’;

Livingadjective

(informal) absolute;

‘she is a living doll’; ‘scared the living daylights out of them’; ‘beat the living hell out of him’;

Livingadjective

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’;

Livingadjective

still in active use;

‘a living language’;

Livingadjective

(used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;

‘carved into the living stone’;

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