Living gale
Living Liv"ing (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to {dead}. [1913 Webster]

2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle. `` Living hope. '' --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to {stagnant}. [1913 Webster]

4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening. ``Living light.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live. [1913 Webster]

Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Living force}. See {Vis viva}, under {Vis}.

{Living gale} (Naut.), a heavy gale.

{Living rock} or {Living stone}, rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried. `` I now found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of which were cut out of the living rock.'' --Moore.

{The living}, those who are alive, or one who is alive. [1913 Webster]


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  • Living force — Living Liv ing (l[i^]v [i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to {dead}. [1913 Webster] 2. Active; lively; vigorous; said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Living rock — Living Liv ing (l[i^]v [i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to {dead}. [1913 Webster] 2. Active; lively; vigorous; said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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