surviving


surviving
survive sur‧vive [səˈvaɪv ǁ sər-] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. if a business survives, it manages to continue operating, even though it is in a very difficult situation:

• To survive, companies will have to focus on staff development.

• The retailing company is cutting the number of its stores in an effort to survive its severe recessionary problems.

2. if you survive, you continue to live. If you survive someone, you continue to live after they have died:

• Provided her husband survived her by 30 days, he would receive the income from her father's estate.

— surviving adjective [only before a noun] :

• The merger will cost the surviving company $136 million from tax effects.

• He leaves no surviving children.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Surviving — Sur*viv ing, a. Remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving friends; surviving customs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surviving — index durable, extant, lasting, live (existing), net, outstanding (unpaid), permanent …   Law dictionary

  • surviving — sur|viv|ing [ sər vaıvıŋ ] adjective still alive or remaining after others are dead or destroyed: the surviving works of Sophocles the famous singer s only surviving descendant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surviving — UK [sə(r)ˈvaɪvɪŋ] / US [sərˈvaɪvɪŋ] adjective still alive or remaining after others are dead or destroyed the surviving works of Sophocles the famous singer s only surviving descendant …   English dictionary

  • surviving — adjective still in existence (Freq. 2) the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Surviving — Survive Sur*vive , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Survived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surviving}.] [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over + vivere to live. See {Super }, and {Victuals}.] To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surviving — adj. Surviving is used with these nouns: ↑manuscript, ↑member, ↑parent, ↑relative, ↑remains, ↑remnant, ↑son …   Collocations dictionary

  • surviving — sur viv·ing || sÉ™r vaɪvɪŋ /sÉ™ n. remaining alive, outliving; outlasting, persisting, lasting sur·vive || sÉ™r vaɪv /sÉ™ v. continue to live after another has died, outlive; remain in use, continue in existence, outlast; endure, withstand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surviving — [səˈvaɪvɪŋ] adj still alive, or still existing …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • surviving — Remaining alive. Living beyond the life of another or beyond the happening of some event so as to be entitled to a distribution of property or income. See survival actions …   Black's law dictionary


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