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Definitions of live

  1. capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. (electricity) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossd a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (printing) in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (informal) abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. actually being performed (or--for the audience--present) at the time of viewing; "a live television program"; "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment" involves performers actually in the physical presence of a"live audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. highly reverberant; "a live concert hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in or already set but not yet proofread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing; "a live television program"; "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Having life; alive; living; not dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Vivid; bright. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Life. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  39. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To exist or have life; pass life; as, to live happily; reside; as, live in a house; to get support or to sub; as, to live on meat; to continue to e life; as, to live to be old. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To pass spend; as, to live a happy life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. (liv), ing life; burning; as, a live coal; full activity or interest; as, a live topic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. To have life: to continue in life: to be exempt from death: to last: to subsist: to enjoy life, to be in a state of happiness: to be nourished or supported: to dwell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. To spend: to act in conformity to:-pr.p. living; pa.t. and pa.p. lived. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. LIVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. Having life: alive, not dead: active: containing fire: burning: vivid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. Living; active; burning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. To have life; exist; last; subsist; dwell; pass one's time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. To spend; pass, as time or life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. To be living; pass life; enjoy life; abide; subsist; survive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. Alive; quick; alert. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Having life; living; not dead; on fire; ignited; vivid. Live-feathers, or hair, feathers or hair plucked from the living animal. Live-oak, a species of oak very durable, and highly esteemed for ship-timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. To spend; to conform to. To live down, to put down by one's manner of living. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. To have life; to continue in life; to spend life; to dwell or reside; to enjoy life; to subsist; to be nourished and supported in life; to gain a livelihood; to subsist spiritually. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. To exist or have being; to feed or subsist; to continue in; to dwell; to have a settled residence in any place; to reside with; to continue or endure; to flourish; to remain undestroyed; in Scrip., to be exempt from spiritual death; to attain or approach to immortality. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. Having life; not dead; active. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  61. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain. mso.anu.edu.au
  62. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils. mso.anu.edu.au
  63. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. mso.anu.edu.au
  64. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea. dictgcide_fs
  65. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. dictgcide_fs
  66. 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. dictgcide_fs
  67. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; with on; as, horses live on grass and grain. dictgcide_fs
  68. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; with on or by; as, to live on spoils. dictgcide_fs
  69. To outlast danger; to float; said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. dictgcide_fs
  70. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam. dictgcide_fs
  71. Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire. dictgcide_fs
  72. Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded. dictgcide_fs
  73. Still in active play; of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball. dictgcide_fs
  74. 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. dictgcide_fs
  75. liv, v.i. to have, or continue in, life, temporal or spiritual: to last, subsist: to enjoy life: to direct one's course of life: to be nourished or supported: to dwell.--v.t. to spend: to act in conformity to:--pr.p. liv'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. lived.--adj. LIV'ABLE, capable of being lived: habitable.--n. LIV'ER.--LIVE DOWN, live so as to cause a slander, a grief, &c. to be forgotten by one's self or others; LIVE OUT, to continue alive until the end of anything: (U.S.) to be from home in domestic service; LIVE UNDER, to be tenant to; LIVE UP TO, to rule one's life according to some standard. [A.S. lifian; Ger. leben.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  76. l[=i]v, adj. having life: alive, not dead: active: containing fire: burning: vivid.--LIVED (l[=i]vd), used in compounds, as long-lived.--ns. LIVE'-AXLE, driving-axle; LIVE'-BAIT, a living worm or minnow used in fishing: LIVE'-CIR'CUIT, a circuit through which an electric current is flowing.--n.pl. LIVE'-FEATH'ERS, those plucked from the living fowl.--n. LIVE'-L[=E]'VER, that one of a pair of brake-levers to which the power is first applied:--opp. to Dead-lever.--adj. LIVE'-LONG, that lives or lasts long.--ns. LIVE'-OAK, an American oak, with durable wood; LIVE'-SHELL, a shell loaded and fused for firing, or fired and not yet exploded; LIVE'-STOCK, domestic animals, esp. horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs; LIVE'-WELL, the well in a fishing-boat where fish are kept alive. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  77. (attrib.). That is alive, living, (joc.) actual not pretended or pictured or toy (a real l. burglar, steam-engine, mountain); full of power, energy, or importance, not obsolete or exhausted, (make the question a l. issue); glowing (l. embers); (of shell, match, wire) unexploded, unkindled, charged with electricity; (of rock) not detached, seeming to form part of the earth\'s frame; (of wheels &c. in machinery) moving or imparting motion; l.-bait, living fish or worm as fishing-bait; l.-oak, Amer. evergreen tree; l.-stock, animals kept or dealt in for use or profit. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  78. Be alive, have animal or vegetable life; subsist (up)on (l. on fruit), depend (up)on for subsistence (lives upon his wife, wife\'s earnings, &c.; living WAGE), (fig.) sustain one\'s position or repute (up)on (lives on his name), get livelihood by one\'s wits &c. or by doing, (l. & let l., wink at others\' incompetence or deficiencies to secure the same treatment for oneself; l. from HAND to mouth); conduct oneself (honestly, viciously, like a saint, &c.; l. up to one\'s principles, faith, &c., put them in practice); arrange one\'s habits, expenditure, feeding, &c. (l. FAST, in CLOVER; l. well, on dainty food; l. in a small way, cheaply& quietly; l. close, stingily; l. to oneself, in isolation); (with cogn. obj.) spend, pass, experience, (l. a virtuous life; he lived what he narrated); wear down (scandal, prejudice, effect of past guilt) by blameless course of life; express in one\'s life (l. a lie); enjoy life intensely; continue alive, have one\'s life prolonged, (patient cannot l.; lived to see his children\'s children; l. out the night, remain alive through it), (of things) survive (his memory lives), (of ship) escape destruction (nothing could l. afloat); dwell (l. in, out, of shop-assistants residing on premises or not), spend daytime in room (room does not seem to be lived in). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  79. (appear to) take no food; l. a double life, (esp.) sustain two different characters, act two different parts, in life. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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