Non-living



[liv-ing] /ˈlɪv ɪŋ/

adjective
1.
having life; being alive; not dead:
living persons.
2.
in actual existence or use; extant:
living languages.
3.
active or thriving; vigorous; strong:
a living faith.
4.
burning or glowing, as a coal.
5.
flowing freely, as water.
6.
pertaining to, suitable for, or sufficient for existence or subsistence:
living conditions; a living wage.
7.
of or relating to living persons:
within living memory.
8.
lifelike; true to life, as a picture or narrative.
9.
in its natural state and place; not uprooted, changed, etc.:
living rock.
10.
Informal. very; absolute (used as an intensifier): You scared the living daylights out of me!
He’s making her life a living hell.
noun
11.
the act or condition of a person or thing that lives:
Living is very expensive these days.
12.
the means of maintaining life; livelihood:
to earn one’s living.
13.
a particular manner, state, or status of life:
luxurious living.
14.
(used with a plural verb) living persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
glad to be among the living.
15.
British. the benefice of a clergyman.
/ˈlɪvɪŋ/
adjective
1.

2.
having the characteristics of life (used esp to distinguish organisms from nonliving matter)
3.
currently in use or valid: living language
4.
seeming to be real: a living image
5.
(of animals or plants) existing in the present age; extant Compare extinct (sense 1)
6.
(geology) another word for live2 (sense 15)
7.
presented by actors before a live audience: living theatre
8.
(prenominal) (intensifier): the living daylights
noun
9.
the condition of being alive
10.
the manner in which one conducts one’s life: fast living
11.
the means, esp the financial means, whereby one lives
12.
(Church of England) another term for benefice
13.
(modifier) of, involving, or characteristic of everyday life: living area
14.
(modifier) of or involving those now alive (esp in the phrase living memory)
adj.

“alive,” also “residing, staying,” c.1200, from present participle of live (v.)).
n.

“living persons,” late Old English; early 14c. as “the fact of dwelling in some place,” from Old English lifiende “that lives or has life,” present participle of lifan (see live (v.)). The meaning “action, process, or method of gaining one’s livelihood” is attested from c.1400.

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