liv|ing1 [ˈlıvıŋ] adj
1.) alive now
≠ ↑dead
He's one of the greatest living composers.
The sun affects all living things (=people, animals, and plants) .
a living language (=one that people still use)
2.) living proof
if someone is living proof of a particular fact, they are a good example of how true it is
living proof (that)
I'm living proof that you don't need a college degree to be successful.
living proof of
the living proof of government economic incompetence
3.) in/within living memory
during the time that anyone can remember
It was the worst storm in living memory.
4.) a living death
a life that is so unpleasant that it seems better to be dead
5.) a living hell
a very unpleasant situation that makes you suffer for a long time
These past few days have been a living hell.
6.) living legend
someone who is famous for being extremely good at something, and who still does that activity
His music has made him a living legend.
scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of sb atdaylight, beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb/sth atdaylight
living 2
living2 S2 n
1.) [C usually singular]
the way that you earn money or the money that you earn
It's not a great job, but it's a living.
What do you do for a living? (=what do you do as a job?)
earn/make a living
It's hard to make a decent living as a musician.
scrape/scratch a living
(=get just enough to eat or live)
2.) the living
all the people who are alive as opposed to dead people
the dead
3.) [U]
the way in which someone lives their life
the stresses of city living
the position or income of a ↑parish priest
in the land of the living atland1 (7)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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