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Live meaning

live - 27 dictionary results

  1. 1. pursue a positive and satisfying existence; " You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. having life; " a live canary"; " hit a live nerve"; " famous living painters"; " living tissue";
  4. 4. 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"
  5. 5. charged or energized with electricity; " a hot wire"; " a live wire"
  6. 6. abounding with life and energy; " the club members are a really live bunch"
  7. 7. 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"
  8. 8. charged with an explosive; " live ammunition"; " a live bomb"
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
  12. 12. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
  13. 13. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
  16. 16. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
  17. 17. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
  18. 18. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
  19. 19. Vivid; bright.
  20. 20. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
  21. 21. Life.
  22. 22. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
  23. 23. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
  24. 24. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
  25. 25. To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
  26. 26. Living; active; burning.
  27. 27. To have life; exist; last; subsist; dwell; pass one's time.

live - examples of usage

  1. You can take her out and give her a chance to live. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. That's where they live, you mean? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " Where would they live? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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