living - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] alive at the present time

    He has no living relatives.

    She’s arguably the sexiest living film star.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.

      the living

      all the people who are alive
  2. 2
    [only before noun] living creatures are animals or plants that have life, rather than objects such as rocks

    Their religion is based on a respect for all living things.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] living areas or living conditions are ones in which people live, rather than ones in which they work