Definitions for live

Definitions for (verb) live

Main entry: know, live, experience

Definition: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Usage: 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

Main entry: be, live

Definition: have life, be alive

Usage: Our great leader is no more; My grandfather lived until the end of war

Main entry: live

Definition: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

Usage: we had to live frugally after the war

Main entry: live

Definition: pursue a positive and satisfying existence

Usage: You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

Main entry: subsist, survive, live, exist

Definition: support oneself

Usage: 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

Main entry: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive

Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity

Usage: 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?

Main entry: dwell, live, inhabit, populate

Definition: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

Usage: 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

Definitions for (adj) live

Main entry: alive, live

Definition: capable of erupting

Usage: a live volcano; the volcano is very much alive

Main entry: alive, live

Definition: possessing life

Usage: the happiest person alive; the nerve is alive; doctors are working hard to keep him alive; burned alive; a live canary

Main entry: live

Definition: exerting force or containing energy

Usage: 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

Main entry: live, hot

Definition: charged or energized with electricity

Usage: a hot wire; a live wire

Main entry: live

Definition: of current relevance

Usage: a live issue; still a live option

Main entry: live

Definition: in current use or ready for use

Usage: live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Main entry: live

Definition: abounding with life and energy

Usage: the club members are a really live bunch

Main entry: bouncy, springy, live, lively, resilient

Definition: elastic; rebounds readily

Usage: clean bouncy hair; a lively tennis ball; as resilient as seasoned hickory; springy turf

Main entry: live, unrecorded

Definition: actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing

Usage: a live television program; brought to you live from Lincoln Center; live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Main entry: live

Definition: charged with an explosive

Usage: live ammunition; a live bomb

Main entry: live

Definition: highly reverberant

Usage: a live concert hall

Definitions for (adv) live

Main entry: live

Definition: not recorded

Usage: the opera was broadcast live

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