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Definitions of live

  1. capable of erupting; " a live volcano"; " the volcano is very much alive"
  2. have life, be alive; " Our great leader is no more"; " My grandfather lived until the end of war"
  3. 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. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. ( electricity) charged or energized with electricity; " a hot wire"; " a live wire"
  7. not recorded; " the opera was broadcast live"
  8. 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"
  9. of current relevance; " a live issue"; " still a live option"
  10. ( printing) in current use or ready for use; " live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
  11. ( informal) abounding with life and energy; " the club members are a really live bunch"
  12. 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"
  13. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; " we had to live frugally after the war"
  14. highly reverberant; " a live concert hall"
  15. pursue a positive and satisfying existence; " You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
  16. 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"
  17. having life; " a live canary"; " hit a live nerve"; " famous living painters"; " living tissue";
  18. 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"
  19. charged or energized with electricity; " a hot wire"; " a live wire"
  20. in current use or ready for use; " live copy is ready to be set in or already set but not yet proofread"
  21. abounding with life and energy; " the club members are a really live bunch"
  22. 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"
  23. charged with an explosive; " live ammunition"; " a live bomb"
  24. 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.
  25. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
  26. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
  27. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
  28. 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.
  29. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
  30. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
  31. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
  32. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
  33. Vivid; bright.
  34. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
  35. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
  36. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
  37. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
  38. To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
  39. 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.
  40. To pass spend; as, to live a happy life.
  41. ( liv), ing life; burning; as, a live coal; full activity or interest; as, a live topic.
  42. 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.
  43. To spend: to act in conformity to:- pr. p. living; pa. t. and pa. p. lived.
  44. LIVER.
  45. Having life: alive, not dead: active: containing fire: burning: vivid.
  46. Living; active; burning.
  47. To have life; exist; last; subsist; dwell; pass one's time.
  48. To spend; pass, as time or life.
  49. Alive; quick; alert.
  50. 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.
  51. To spend; to conform to. To live down, to put down by one's manner of living.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Having life; not dead; active.
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Usage examples for live

  1. What am I to live on, my dear fellow? – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. Only maybe you'll let me live with you now and then. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  3. How are we to live else? – Fruits of Culture by Leo Tolstoy
  4. I must live for it.... – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  5. Let me live here. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  6. That's the way to live, Gusty. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  7. And I could not live with him. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  8. I may not live to see it. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  9. You couldn't live in it. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  10. And yet then live? – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  11. If I can only live long enough to write the letter! – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  12. And in that way they can't live long. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  13. He would live it. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. These I call the best people to live with. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  15. You never told me where you live. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  16. And a man must live. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  17. I don't live long now, Mr. Cardigan. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  18. I could not live with him! – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  19. Yes, you may call her that if you like, but I do want her to come and live with us. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  20. The surgeons say you cannot live one day. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
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