living (adj.) Look up living at
"alive," also "residing, staying," c. 1200, from present participle of live (v.)).
living (n.) Look up living at
"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.