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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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