|1.||a. possessing life; not dead|
|b. (as collective noun preceded by the): the living|
|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.||Compare extinct (of animals or plants) existing in the present age; extant|
|6.||geology another word for live|
|7.||presented by actors before a live audience: living theatre|
|8.||(prenominal) (intensifier): the living daylights|
|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)|
Having life; alive.
Capable of replicating in a host's cells.
Containing living microorganisms or active virus, as a vaccine.