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  Definition of life
  1. living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
  2. animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
  3. the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  4. an account of the series of events making up a person''s life
  5. a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
  6. a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
  7. the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
  8. the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
  9. the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there''s life there''s hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
  10. a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
  11. the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
  12. the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
  13. the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
  14. a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard"
Similar Words: liveliness, spirit, sprightliness, living, biography, life story, life history, animation, aliveness, lifetime, lifespan, life sentence

 

Hyponyms: wildlife, airiness, delicacy, alacrity, briskness, energy, vigor, vigour, vim, elan, esprit, breeziness, jauntiness, irrepressibility, buoyancy, high-spiritedness, exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience, pep, peppiness, ginger, autobiography, hagiography, profile, Parallel Lives, biology, aerobiosis, eternal life, life eternal, skin, survival, endurance, ghetto, life expectancy, afterlife, hereafter, days, years

 

Attributes: lively, alive(p), dead

 

Derivational Morphology: spirit, spirit up, inspirit, spiritize, spiritise, live, be

 

Anagrams: file, lief

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: jetë   Armenian: կյանք and ցմահ  
Bosnian: život   Catalan: vida  
Croatian: život   Danish: liv and livstid  
Dutch: leven and levenslang   Esperanto: vivo  
Finnish: elämä and eläminen and elinkautinen and henki   French: vie  
German: Leben and lebenslänglich   Greek: ζωή  
Hebrew: חיים and מאסר עולם   Hindi: जी and जीवन  
Hungarian: élet   Icelandic: líf  
Irish: beatha   Italian: vita  
Japanese: 生命 and 生存 and 存在   Korean:  
Kurdish: jiyan   Latin: vita  
Lithuanian: gyvenimas   Malayalam: ജീവിതം  
Norwegian: liv and livstid   Polish: dożywocie and życie  
Portuguese: perpétua and vida   Russian: жизнь and пожизненный срок  
Serbian: живот and življenje   Slovene: doživljenjska and življenje  
Spanish: vida   Swedish: liv and livstid  
Telugu: జీవితము  
 
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