Liv"ing (liv"ing), a. [From Live, v. i.]
Being alive; having life; as, a living creature.
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.
Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant.
Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening. "Living light." Shak.
Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
Then on the living coals wine they pour.
Living force. See Vis viva, under Vis. --
Living gale (Naut.), a heavy gale. --
Living rock or 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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The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. "Health and living." Shak.
Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living. " A vicious living." Chaucer.
Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.
She can spin for her living.
He divided unto them his living.
Luke xv. 12.
Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.
The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives. [Eng.]
He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living
Livng room, the room most used by the family.
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