[only before noun] not dead or artificial [= living; ≠ dead]:experiments on live animals
Protesters want to stop the export of live sheep and cattle.
the number of live births per 1,000 population
We were so excited to see real live elephants.
According to Longman dictionary, I think that "live" is interchangeable with "living" for the same meaning. What do you native English speakers think? Thank you so much again and have a good day.
One native (British) English speaker thinks that sums it up it pretty well.Do they have the same meaning? Yes, it's pretty hard to dispute that. Can they be used interchangeably in all cases? I think not. However, in the cases where they aren't interchangeable, it more a question of accepted usage than right or wrong.
One native (Canadian) English speaker's opinion.