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live - Dictionary definition and meaning for word live

Definition
(verb) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
Synonyms : dwell , inhabit , populate
Example Sentence
  • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
  • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
  • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
  • deer are populating the woods

Definition
(verb) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
Example Sentence
  • we had to live frugally after the war

Definition
(verb) continue to live through hardship or adversity
Synonyms : endure , go , hold out , hold up , last , live on , survive
Example Sentence
  • We went without water and food for 3 days
  • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
  • how long can a person last without food and water?

Definition
(verb) support oneself
Synonyms : exist , subsist , survive
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) have life, be alive
Synonyms : be
Example Sentence
  • Our great leader is no more
  • My grandfather lived until the end of war

Definition
(verb) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
Synonyms : experience , know
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) pursue a positive and satisfying existence
Example Sentence
  • You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

Definition
(adj) actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
Synonyms : unrecorded
Example Sentence
  • a live television program
  • brought to you live from Lincoln Center
  • live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Definition
(adj) exerting force or containing energy
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) possessing life
Synonyms : alive
Example Sentence
  • the happiest person alive
  • the nerve is alive
  • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
  • burned alive
  • a live canary

Definition
(adj) highly reverberant
Example Sentence
  • a live concert hall

Definition
(adj) charged with an explosive
Example Sentence
  • live ammunition
  • a live bomb

Definition
(adj) elastic; rebounds readily
Synonyms : bouncy , lively , resilient , springy
Example Sentence
  • clean bouncy hair
  • a lively tennis ball
  • as resilient as seasoned hickory
  • springy turf

Definition
(adj) abounding with life and energy
Example Sentence
  • the club members are a really live bunch

Definition
(adj) in current use or ready for use
Example Sentence
  • live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Definition
(adj) of current relevance
Example Sentence
  • a live issue
  • still a live option

Definition
(adj) charged or energized with electricity
Synonyms : hot
Example Sentence
  • a hot wire
  • a live wire

Definition
(adj) capable of erupting
Synonyms : alive
Example Sentence
  • a live volcano
  • the volcano is very much alive

Definition
(adv) not recorded
Example Sentence
  • the opera was broadcast live

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