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'''Definition'''
  
1. 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]]. ''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]].'' (Ezek. Xxxvii. 5, 6)
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''verb''
  
2. 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. ''O [[death]], how [[bitter]] is the [[remembrance]] of thee to a [[man]] that liveth at [[rest]] in his possessions!'' (Ecclus. Xli. 1)
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(1) To be alive; have life; to possess the capacity and the characteristic of life
  
3. To [[make]] one's abiding [[place]] or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside. ''Jacob lived in the [[land]] of [[egypt]] seventeen [[years]].'' ([[gen]]. Xlvii. 28)
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(2) To dwell; to exist, inhabit, or flourish in a particular place
  
4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; said of [[inanimate]] [[objects]], [[ideas]], etc. ''Men's [[evil]] [[manners]] [[live]] in brass; their [[virtues]] We [[write]] in [[water]].'' (Shak)
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(3) To subsist or be nourished with
  
5. To enjoy or [[make]] the most of life; to be in a [[state]] of [[happiness]]. ''What greater [[curse]] could envious fortune give Than [[just]] to [[die]] when i began to live?'' (Dryden)
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(4) to depend its existence on
  
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(5) To desire to survive; to survive
  
6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; with on; as, [[horses]] [[live]] on [[grass]] and [[grain]].
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''adjective''
  
7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by [[divine]] [[influence]] or faith. ''The [[just]] shall [[live]] by faith.'' ([[gal]]. Iii. Ll)
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(1) Possessing life
  
8. To be maintained in life; to [[acquire]] a livelihood; to subsist; with on or by; as, to [[live]] on [[spoils]]. ''Those who [[live]] by [[labour]].'' (Sir W. Temple)
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(2) Characterized by life (e.g live births)
  
9. To outlast danger; to float; said of a [[ship]], boat, etc.; as, no [[ship]] could [[live]] in such a [[storm]]. ''A [[strong]] mast that lived upon the [[sea]].'' (Shak) to [[live]] out, to be at service; to [[live]] [[away]] from [[home]] as a servant. To [[live]] with. To [[dwell]] or to be a lodger with. To cohabit with; to have [[intercourse]] with, as [[male]] with [[female]].
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(3) Containing [[organism]]s (living or attenuated)
  
Origin: [[oe]]. Liven, livien, as. Libban, lifian; [[akin]] to [[os]]. Libbian, D. Leven, [[g]]. Leben, OHG. Lebn, [[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]]. To persist, [[oily]], shining, [[sleek]], [[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]].
 
  
1. Having life; alive; living; not [[dead]]. ''If one man's [[ox]] [[hurt]] another's, that he die; then they shall [[sell]] the [[live]] [[ox]], and [[divide]] the [[money]] of it.'' ([[ex]]. Xxi. 35)
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2. Being in a [[state]] of ignition; burning; having [[active]] properties; as, a [[live]] coal; [[live]] [[embers]]. '' The [[live]] [[ether]].''
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''Word origin:'' From Old English ''libban'', ''lifian'' (to live)
  
3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a [[live]] [[man]], or orator.
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*[[life]]
4. Vivid; [[bright]]. '' The [[live]] carnation.''
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''Related term(s):''
 
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*[[Live-forever]]
5. (Science: engineering) Imparting power; having motion; as, the [[live]] [[spindle]] of a [[lathe]]. 6. (Elec) connected to a [[voltage]] source, as a [[live]] [[wire]]. 7. (Broadcasting) being [[transmitted]] instantaneously, as events occur, in [[contrast]] to recorded. 8. (Sport) still in [[active]] [[play]] as a [[live]] [[ball]]. 9. Pertaingin to an [[entertainment]] event which was performed (and [[possibly]] recorded) i
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*[[Live oral poliovirus vaccine]]
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*[[Live bottom]]
n front of an audience; contrasted to [[performances]] recorded in a studio without an audience [[live]] [[birth]], the [[condition]] of being [[born]] in such a [[state]] that [[acts]] of [[life]] are manifested after the [[extrusion]] of the whole [[body]]. [[Live]] [[box]], a [[cell]] for holding living [[objects]] under [[microscopical]] [[examination]]. [[Live]] [[feathers]], [[feathers]] which have been plucked from the living [[bird]], and are therefore stronger and more [[elastic]]. [[Live]] [[gang]]. See [[gang]].
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*[[Live vaccine]]
 
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(Science: botany) [[live]] [[grass]], 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]].
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*[[Fertility]]
 
 
Origin: Abbreviated from [[alive]]. See [[alive]], [[life]].
 

Latest revision as of 09:55, 25 May 2011

Definition

verb

(1) To be alive; have life; to possess the capacity and the characteristic of life

(2) To dwell; to exist, inhabit, or flourish in a particular place

(3) To subsist or be nourished with

(4) to depend its existence on

(5) To desire to survive; to survive

adjective

(1) Possessing life

(2) Characterized by life (e.g live births)

(3) Containing organisms (living or attenuated)


Supplement

Word origin: From Old English libban, lifian (to live)

See also:

Related term(s):

Mentioned in: