Definition of living noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



1 [countable, usually singular] money to buy the things that you need in lifeShe earns her living as a freelance make a good/decent/meager livingWhat do you do for a living?2 [uncountable] a way or style of lifeeveryday livingcommunal livingplain livingTheir standard of living is very low.The cost of living has risen sharply.poor living conditions/standards3 the living [plural] people who are alive nowthe living and the deadIDIOM

in the land of the living

(often humorous) awake or alive or no longer sickI'm glad to see you're back in the land of the living. We were worried about you.By lunchtime I'd returned to the land of the the land of the living