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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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Quotes of live

  1. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. I remember my first show was a live TV show in Ireland, and I was just petrified. It was horrific. – Caroline Corr
  3. To live without Hope is to Cease to live – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training. – Fay Godwin
  5. True knowledge lies in knowing how to live – Baltasar Gracian
  6. Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. – Zora Neale Hurston
  7. I just don't plan things. I live a month at a time. – Jennifer Jason Leigh
  8. If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. – Mickey Mantle
  9. I think it's linked to the realisation that we're not going to live forever and that the way of saying and the language become more important than the story. – John McGahern
  10. It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom. – Bryant H. McGill
  11. I watch my contemporaries, and they love to live in the studio and I don't. I have a life. I treat it as a 9 -to -5. I try to create something new every day, and then I get on with my life. – Brian McKnight
  12. I certainly don't live in a kosher home although I was raised in a kosher environment. – Leonard Nimoy
  13. I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does. – Charles Olson
  14. House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11, 000 a year? – Bill Pascrell
  15. You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. – Ted Turner

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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