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

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