Pronunciation: lĭv
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lived (lĭvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Living.]
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.
3.To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
- Gen. xlvii. 28.
4.To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
5.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.
6.To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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.
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 labor.
- Sir W. Temple.
9.To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
To live out
to be at service; to live away from home as a servant.
To live with
a - To dwell or to be a lodger with.
b - To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
v. t.1.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.
2.To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live the Gospel.
- Foxe.
To live down
to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
a.1.Having life; alive; living; not dead.
2.Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
3.Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
4.Vivid; bright.
5.(Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.
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; - of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.
9.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.
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.
- Dunglison.
Live feathers
feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
- P. H. Gosse.
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 - a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive.
On live
in life; alive.
- Chaucer.
Verb1.live - 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"
2.live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
3.live - 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"
4.live - 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"
Synonyms: subsist, exist, survive
5.live - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
Synonyms: be
6.live - 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"
Synonyms: experience, know
7.live - pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
Adj.1.live - 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"
Synonyms: unrecorded
recorded - set down or registered in a permanent form especially on film or tape for reproduction; "recorded music"
2.live - 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"
dead - not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "a dead battery"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
3.live - highly reverberant; "a live concert hall"
4.live - charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
5.live - rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
6.live - abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"
7.live - in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
8.live - of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
9.live - charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
Synonyms: hot
10.live - having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue";
11.live - capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
Synonyms: alive
Adv.1.live - not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
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