Main definitions of well-living in English

: well-living1well-living2

well-living1

noun

archaic
  • The action or fact of leading a good life, especially with respect to moral virtue.

Origin

Late Middle English. From well + living.

Pronunciation

well-living

/ˌwɛlˈlɪvɪŋ/

Main definitions of well-living in English

: well-living1well-living2

well-living2

adjective

  • Designating a person who leads a virtuous or (in later use) comfortable life. Also as noun (chiefly with the and plural concord): such people as a class.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in King Alfred (c848–899), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons. From well + living.

Pronunciation

well-living

/ˌwɛlˈlɪvɪŋ/