Definitions for: Live


[adv] not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
[adj] having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue"; "living plants and animals"
[adj] showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossd 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"
[adj] (electricity) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
[adj] of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
[adj] (printing) in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
[adj] (informal) abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"
[adj] rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
[adj] actually being performed (or--for the audience--present) at the time of 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"
[adj] charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
[v] 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 divorces"
[v] have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
[v] lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
[v] pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Live, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived; p. pr. & vb. n.
Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to
OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[=e]n, Dan. leve,
Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth.
liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr.
liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos
fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense
prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay;
and hence, to live.]
1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a
plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to
be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of
existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age
are long in reaching maturity.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I
will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
breath in you, and ye shall live. --Ezek.
xxxvii. 5, 6.

2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain
manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to
live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.

O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
--Ecclus. xli.
1.

3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
to reside.

Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
--Gen. xlvii.
28.

4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
etc.

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We
write in water. --Shak.

5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
happiness.

What greater curse could envious fortune give Than
just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.

6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
and actuated by divine influence or faith.

The just shall live by faith. --Gal. iii.
ll.

8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.

Those who live by labor. --Sir W.
Temple.

9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.

A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.

To live out, to be at service; to live away from home as a
servant. [U. S.]

To live with.
(a) To dwell or to be a lodger with.
(b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male
with female.


Live, v. t.
1. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue
in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a
useful life.

2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.

To live the Gospel. --Foxe.

To live down, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to
live down slander.


Live, a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive, Life.]
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.

If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then
they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of
it. --Ex. xxi. 35.

2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
properties; as, a live coal; live embers. `` The live
ether.'' --Thomson.

3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
live man, or orator.

4. Vivid; bright. `` The live carnation.'' --Thomson.

5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
spindle of a lathe.



Live birth, the condition of being born in such a state
that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of
the whole body. --Dunglison.

Live box, a cell for holding living objects under
microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.

Live feathers, feathers which have been plucked from the
living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.


Live gang. (Sawing) See under Gang.

Live grass (Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis.

Live load (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying
load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a
bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.

Live oak (Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens),
growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and
highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the {Q.
chrysolepis} and some other species are also called live
oaks.

Live ring (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which
a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels
around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.

Live steam, steam direct from the boiler, used for any
purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam.

Live stock, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept
on a farm. whole body.


Live, n.
Life. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

On live, in life; alive. [Obs.] See Alive. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: alive(p), be, bouncy, charged, current, domicile, domiciliate, dwell, elastic, experience, glowing(a), hot, in play(p), inhabit, know, lively, living, living(a), loaded, people, populate, reside, resilient, shack, smoldering, smouldering, springy, subsist, unfilmed, unrecorded, untaped, whippy

Antonyms: dead, recorded

See Also: bach, bachelor, bivouac, board, breathe, buccaneer, bushwhack, camp, camp out, cohabit, dissipate, drift, eke out, encamp, exist, freewheel, go through, hold water, indwell, live down, live in, live out, live over, lodge, lodge in, move, neighbor, neighbour, occupy, overpopulate, perennate, pig, pig it, relive, room, rusticate, see, shack up, sleep in, sleep out, stand up, swing, tent, undergo, unlive, vegetate, wanton

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