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  Definition of Live
  1. 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 d
  2. have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
  3. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
  4. pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue";
  9. 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"
  10. charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
  11. of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
  12. in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
  13. abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"
  14. rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
  15. 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"
  16. charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
  17. not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
Similar Words: know, experience, be, exist, survive, subsist, last, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out, dwell, shack, reside, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate, hot, bouncy, lively, resilient, springy, whippy, unrecorded


See Also: live in, sleep in, live out, sleep out


Hyponyms: taste, relive, live over, move, dissipate, swing, unlive, live down, wanton, vegetate, pig, pig it, bushwhack, buccaneer, bachelor, bach, eke out, cash out, breathe, indwell, freewheel, drift, stand up, hold up, hold water, perennate, live out, neighbor, neighbour, rusticate, occupy, reside, lodge in, overpopulate, cohabit, shack up, lodge, camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent, board, room


Grouped Verbs: survive, last, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out, be, exist, subsist


Entailments: exist, be


Derivational Morphology: experience, animation, life, living, aliveness, organism, being, liver, survivor, subsister, subsistence, survival, endurance, population, multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, citizenry, inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation, inhabitant, dweller, denizen, indweller, resident, occupant, occupier, residency, residence, abidance, hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty, dwelling, home, domicile, abode, dwelling house


Anagrams: evil, veil, Levi, vile


Language Translations:
Albanian: gjallë and jeton   Breton: bev and beva  
Catalan: viu and viure   Croatian: živ and živjeti  
Danish: bo and leve and overleve   Dutch: leven and levend and verderleven and wonen  
Esperanto: vivi   Finnish: asua and elää and elävä  
French: habiter and vivant and vivre   German: überleben and leben and lebend  
Greek: διαμένω and επιζώ and ζω and ζωντανός   Hungarian: él and élő  
Ido: rezidar and vivar   Indonesian: hidup  
Irish: beo   Italian: abitare and vivere and vivo  
Kurdish: jîn and jîndar   Latin: vivere  
Norwegian: bo and leve   Polish: mieszkać and przetrwać and żywy and żyć  
Portuguese: sobreviver and viver   Romanian: a locui and a supravieţui and trăi and viu  
Russian: выживать and жить   Slovene: živ and živeti  
Spanish: vivir and vivo   Swedish: bo and leva and levande  
Yiddish: וווינען  
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