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live    : [l'ɑɪv] [l'ɪv]
Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived} (l[i^]vd); 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.
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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.
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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.
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O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
--Ecclus. xli.
1.
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3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
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Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
--Gen. xlvii.
28.
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4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
etc.
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Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
We write in water. --Shak.
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5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
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What greater curse could envious fortune give
Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
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6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
and actuated by divine influence or faith.
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The just shall live by faith. --Gal. iii.
ll.
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8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
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Those who live by labor. --Sir W.
Temple.
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9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
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A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
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{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.
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Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), 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.
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2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
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To live the Gospel. --Foxe.
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{To live down}, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to
live down slander.
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Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), n.
Life. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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{On live}, in life; alive. [Obs.] See {Alive}. --Chaucer.
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Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive},
{Life}.]
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
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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.
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2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
properties; as, a live coal; live embers. " The live
ether." --Thomson.
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3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
live man, or orator.
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4. Vivid; bright. " The live carnation." --Thomson.
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5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
spindle of a lathe; live steam.
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6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
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7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as
events occur, in contrast to {recorded}.
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8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a
game; as, a live ball.
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9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed
(and possibly recorded) in front of an audience;
contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an
audience.
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{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
{Quercus 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 wire}
(a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a
voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a
high potential relative to ground, capable of harming
a person who touches it.
(b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or
aggressive.
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live
adv 1: not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
adj 1: 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" [synonym: {live}, {unrecorded}] [ant: {recorded}]
2: 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" [ant: {dead}]
3: possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is
alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned
alive"; "a live canary" [synonym: {alive(p)}, {live}] [ant:
{dead}]
4: highly reverberant; "a live concert hall"
5: charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
6: elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively
tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy
turf" [synonym: {bouncy}, {live}, {lively}, {resilient},
{springy}]
7: abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a
really live bunch"
8: in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be
set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
9: of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
10: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live
wire" [synonym: {hot}, {live}]
11: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very
much alive" [synonym: {alive}, {live}]
v 1: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "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" [synonym: {populate}, {dwell}, {live}, {inhabit}]
2: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had
to live frugally after the war"
3: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "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?" [synonym: {survive},
{last}, {live}, {live on}, {go}, {endure}, {hold up}, {hold
out}]
4: 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" [synonym:
{exist}, {survive}, {live}, {subsist}]
5: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My
grandfather lived until the end of war" [synonym: {be}, {live}]
6: 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" [synonym: {know}, {experience},
{live}]
7: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept
yourself and others if you really want to live"

223 Moby Thesaurus words for "live":
Be, abide, ablaze, aboveground, active, activist, activistic,
actual, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, alive,
alive and kicking, among the living, animate, animated, ardent, be,
be alive, be animate, be extant, be found, be in existence,
be met with, be present, be somebody, be something, be the case,
be there, berth, bide, blazing, bouncing, bouncy, breathe,
breathing, breezy, brisk, bubbly, bunk, burning, busy, candent,
candescent, capable of life, carry on, charged, chipper, cohabit,
comburent, combustible, complete, conclude, conflagrant, conscious,
contemporary, continue, continue to be, current, cut a dash,
cut a figure, defeat time, defy time, dig, domicile, domiciliate,
doss down, draw breath, dwell, dynamic, ebullient, effective,
effectual, effervescent, efficacious, efficient, electrified, end,
endowed with life, endure, energetic, enlivened, exist, existent,
explosive, extend, fare, fetch breath, figure, finish, flagrant,
flaming, flaring, flickering, flourish, frisky, full of go,
full of life, full of pep, fuming, function, functioning,
get along, gleam, glitter, glow, glowing, go on, guttering,
hang out, happen to be, have being, have life, have place,
high-tension, hold, hold on, hold out, hot, ignescent, ignited,
in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, in the flesh, incandescent,
inflamed, inhabit, inspirited, instinct with life, keep, keep on,
kindled, last, last long, last out, live and breathe, live on,
live through, lively, living, loaded, lodge, long-lived, maintain,
make a figure, make a splash, material, mercurial, militant, move,
nest, obtain, occupy, occur, on fire, operative, palpable, peppy,
perch, perdure, perennate, perky, persevere, persist, pert,
physical, prevail, quick, quicksilver, real, red-hot, reeking,
remain, reside, respire, room, roost, run, run on, running,
scintillant, scintillating, shine, smacking, smoking, smoldering,
snappy, spanking, sparking, spend, spirited, sprightly, spry,
squat, stand, stay, stay on, subsist, survive, sustain, tangible,
tarry, tenacious of life, tenant, tide over, unextinguished,
unquenched, very much alive, viable, vigorous, vital, vivacious,
vivified, walk the earth, wear, wear well, white-hot, working,
zingy, zoetic

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