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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective


Verb live has 7 senses

Adverbial live has 1 sense

Adjective live has 11 senses


livev. i. [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.].
  •  To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.  [1913 Webster]
    "O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.  [1913 Webster]
    "Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
    We write in water.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.  [1913 Webster]
    "What greater curse could envious fortune give
    Than just to die when I began to live?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.  [1913 Webster]
    "The just shall live by faith."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those who live by labor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.  [1913 Webster]
    "A strong mast that lived upon the sea."  [1913 Webster]
To live out, to be at service; to live away from home as a servant. [U. S.] -- To live with. (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with. (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
livev. t. 
  •  To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.  [1913 Webster]
    "To live the Gospel."  [1913 Webster]
To live down, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
livea. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive, Life.].
  •  Having life; alive; living; not dead.  [1913 Webster]
    "If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.  Thomson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Vivid; bright.  Thomson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.  [PJC]
  •  Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.  [PJC]
  •  Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.  [PJC]
  •  Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.  [PJC]
Live birth, the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. Dunglison. -- Live box, a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. P. H. Gosse. -- Live feathers, feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic. -- Live gang. (Sawing) See under Gang. -- Live grass (Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis. -- Live load (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof. Live oak (Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the Quercus chrysolepis and some other species are also called live oaks. -- Live ring (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns. -- Live steam , steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam. -- Live stock, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body. -- live wire (a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a high potential relative to ground, capable of harming a person who touches it. (b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive.
     Life.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
On live, in life; alive. [Obs.] See Alive. Chaucer.


live, v.
1 intr. have (esp. animal) life; be or remain alive.
2 intr. (foll. by on) subsist or feed (lives on fruit).
3 intr. (foll. by on, off) depend for subsistence (lives off the family; lives on income from investments).
4 intr. (foll. by on, by) sustain one's position or repute (live on their reputation; lives by his wits).
5 tr. a (with compl.) spend, pass, experience (lived a happy life). b express in one's life (was living a lie).
6 intr. conduct oneself in a specified way (live quietly).
7 intr. arrange one's habits, expenditure, feeding, etc. (live modestly).
8 intr. make or have one's abode.
9 intr. (foll. by in) spend the daytime (the room does not seem to be lived in).
10 intr. (of a person or thing) survive.
11 intr. (of a ship) escape destruction.
12 intr. enjoy life intensely or to the full (you haven't lived till you've drunk champagne).

live and let live condone others' failings so as to be similarly tolerated. live down (usu. with neg.) cause (past guilt, embarrassment, etc.) to be forgotten by different conduct over a period of time (you'll never live that down!). live in Brit. (of a domestic employee) reside on the premises of one's work. live-in attrib.adj. (of a sexual partner) cohabiting. live it up colloq. live gaily and extravagantly. live out
1 survive (a danger, difficulty, etc.).
2 (of a domestic employee) reside away from one's place of work. live through survive; remain alive at the end of. live to survive and reach (lived to a great age). live to oneself live in isolation. live together (esp. of a man and woman not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship. live up to honour or fulfil; put into practice (principles etc.).
live with
1 share a home with.
2 tolerate; find congenial. long live ...! an exclamation of loyalty (to a person etc. specified).
live, adj.
1 (attrib.) that is alive; living.
2 (of a broadcast) heard or seen at the time of its performance, not from a recording.
3 full of power, energy, or importance; not obsolete or exhausted (disarmament is still a live issue).
4 expending or still able to expend energy in various forms, esp.: a (of coals) glowing, burning. b (of a shell) unexploded. c (of a match) unkindled. d (of a wire etc.) connected to a source of electrical power.
5 (of rock) not detached, seeming to form part of the earth's frame.
6 (of a wheel or axle etc. in machinery) moving or imparting motion.

live bait small fish used to entice prey. live load the weight of persons or goods in a building or vehicle. live oak an American evergreen tree, Quercus virginiana. live wire an energetic and forceful person.
aphetic form of ALIVE



Be, abide, ablaze, aboveground, active, activist, activistic, actual, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, alive, alive and kicking, among the living, animate, animated, ardent, be, be alive, be animate, be extant, be found, be in existence, be met with, be present, be somebody, be something, be the case, be there, berth, bide, blazing, bouncing, bouncy, breathe, breathing, breezy, brisk, bubbly, bunk, burning, busy, candent, candescent, capable of life, carry on, charged, chipper, cohabit, comburent, combustible, complete, conclude, conflagrant, conscious, contemporary, continue, continue to be, current, cut a dash, cut a figure, defeat time, defy time, dig, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, draw breath, dwell, dynamic, ebullient, effective, effectual, effervescent, efficacious, efficient, electrified, end, endowed with life, endure, energetic, enlivened, exist, existent, explosive, extend, fare, fetch breath, figure, finish, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, flourish, frisky, full of go, full of life, full of pep, fuming, function, functioning, get along, gleam, glitter, glow, glowing, go on, guttering, hang out, happen to be, have being, have life, have place, high-tension, hold, hold on, hold out, hot, ignescent, ignited, in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, in the flesh, incandescent, inflamed, inhabit, inspirited, instinct with life, keep, keep on, kindled, last, last long, last out, live and breathe, live on, live through, lively, living, loaded, lodge, long-lived, maintain, make a figure, make a splash, material, mercurial, militant, move, nest, obtain, occupy, occur, on fire, operative, palpable, peppy, perch, perdure, perennate, perky, persevere, persist, pert, physical, prevail, quick, quicksilver, real, red-hot, reeking, remain, reside, respire, room, roost, run, run on, running, scintillant, scintillating, shine, smacking, smoking, smoldering, snappy, spanking, sparking, spend, spirited, sprightly, spry, squat, stand, stay, stay on, subsist, survive, sustain, tangible, tarry, tenacious of life, tenant, tide over, unextinguished, unquenched, very much alive, viable, vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivified, walk the earth, wear, wear well, white-hot, working, zingy, zoetic




VB exist, be, have being, subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case, occur, have place, prevail, find oneself, pass the time, vegetate, consist in, lie in, be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by, come into existence, arise, come forth, become, bring into existence, abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.


VB let alone, let be, let it be, persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest, stet (copy editing) hold, hold on, last, endure, bide, abide, aby, dwell, maintain, keep, stand, stand still, stand fast, subsist, live, outlive, survive, hold one's ground, keep one's ground, hold one's footing, keep one's footing, hold good.


VB exist in space, be present, assister, make one of, make one at, look on, attend, remain, find oneself, present oneself, show one's face, fall in the way of, occur in a place, lie, stand, occupy, be there, people, inhabit, dwell, reside, stay, sojourn, live, abide, lodge, nestle, roost, perch, take up one's abode, tenant, resort to, frequent, haunt, revisit, fill, pervade, permeate, be diffused, be disseminated, be through, over spread, overrun, run through, meet one at every turn.


VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.


VB be alive, live, breathe, respire, subsist, walk the earth, strut and fret one's hour upon the stage, be spared, see the light, be born, come into the world, fetch breath, draw breath, fetch the breath of life, draw the breath of life, quicken, revive, come to life, give birth to, bring to life, put into life, vitalize, vivify, vivificate, reanimate, keep alive, keep body and soul together, keep the wolf from the door, support life, hive nine lives like a cat.


N heat, caloric, temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity, incalescence, incandescence, glow, flush, fever, hectic, phlogiston, fire, spark, scintillation, flash, flame, blaze, bonfire, firework, pyrotechnics, pyrotechny, wildfire, sheet of fire, lambent flame, devouring element, adiathermancy, recalescence, summer, dog days, canicular days, baking, heat, white heat, tropical heat, Afric heat, Bengal heat, summer heat, blood heat, sirocco, simoom, broiling sun, insolation, warming, sun, pyrology, thermology, thermotics, thermodynamics, thermometer, calorie, gram-calorie, small calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, British Thermal Unit, B, T, U, therm, quad, degrees Kelvin, kelvins, degrees centigrade, degrees Celsius, degrees Fahrenheit, hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen, thermal, thermic, calorific, fervent, fervid, ardent, aglow, sunny, torrid, tropical, estival, canicular, steamy, close, sultry, stifling, stuffy, suffocating, oppressive, reeking, baking, red hot, white hot, smoking hot, burning, hot, piping hot, like a furnace, like an oven, burning, hot as fire, hot as pepper, hot enough to roast an ox, hot enough to boil an egg, fiery, incandescent, incalescent, candent, ebullient, glowing, smoking, live, on fire, dazzling, in flames, blazing, in a blaze, alight, afire, ablaze, unquenched, unextinguished, smoldering, in a heat, in a glow, in a fever, in a perspiration, in a sweat, sudorific, sweltering, sweltered, blood hot, blood warm, warm as a toast, warm as wool, volcanic, plutonic, igneous, isothermal, isothermic, isotheral, not a breath of air, whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.


N news, information, piece of news, budget of news, budget of information, intelligence, tidings, word, advice, aviso, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, marconigram, wire, communication, errand, embassy, report, rumor, hearsay, on dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame, talk, oui dire, scandal, eavesdropping, town tattle, table talk, tittle tattle, canard, topic of the day, idea afloat, bulletin, fresh news, stirring news, glad tidings, flash, news just in, on-the-spot coverage, live coverage, old story, old news, stale news, stale story, chestnut, narrator, newsmonger, scandalmonger, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, journalism, media, news media, the press, the information industry, newspaper, magazine, tract, journal, gazette, publication, radio, television, ticker (electronic information transmission), United Press International, UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Dow Jones News Service, DJ, The New York Times News Service, NYT, Reuters, TASS, The Nikkei, newscaster, newsman, newswoman, reporter, journalist, correspondent, foreign correspondent, special correspondent, war correspondent, news team, news department, anchorman, anchorwoman, sportscaster, weatherman, press secretary, public relations department, public relations man, many-tongued, rumored, publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported, rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town, in progress, live, on the spot, in person, as the story goes, as the story runs, as they say, it is said, by telegraph, by wireless, airy tongues that syllable men's names, what's up?, what's the latest?, what's new?, what's the latest poop?.

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