live: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (liv), [key]
— v., lived liv•ing.
- to have life, as an organism; be alive; be capable of vital functions: all things that live.
- to continue to have life; remain alive: to live to a ripe old age.
- to continue in existence, operation, memory, etc.; last: a book that lives in my memory.
- to maintain or support one's existence; provide for oneself: to live on one's income.
- to feed or subsist (usually fol. by on or upon): to live on rice and bananas.
- to dwell or reside (usually fol. by in, at, etc.): to live in a cottage.
- to pass life in a specified manner: They lived happily ever after.
- to direct or regulate one's life: to live by the golden rule.
- to experience or enjoy life to the full: At 40 she was just beginning to live.
- to cohabit (usually fol. by with).
- to escape destruction or remain afloat, as a ship or aircraft.
- to pass (life): to live a life of ease.
- to practice, represent, or exhibit in one's life: to live one's philosophy.
- to live so as to allow (a mistake, disgrace, etc.) to be forgotten or forgiven: She'll never live that crucial moment of failure down.
- See(def. 10).
- to reside at or away from the place of one's employment, esp. as a domestic servant: Their butler lives in, but the maids live out.
- to live in an extravagant or wild manner; pursue pleasure: He started living it up after he got out of the army.
- to live in accordance with (expectations or an ideal or standard); measure up to: He never lived up to his father's vision of him.
- to live comfortably: They're not wealthy but they live well.
Pronunciation: (līv), [key]
— adj., adv. liv•er, liv•est
- being alive; living; alive: live animals.
- of, pertaining to, or during the life of a living being: the animal's live weight.
- characterized by or indicating the presence of living creatures: the live sounds of the forest.
- (of a person) energetic; alert; lively: The club members are a really live bunch.
- full of life, energy or activity: His approach in any business dealing is live and fresh.
- burning or glowing: live coals in the fireplace.
- having resilience or bounce: a live tennis ball.
- being in play, as a baseball or football.
- loaded or unexploded, as a cartridge or shell: live ammunition.
- made up of actual persons: to perform before a live audience.
- (of a radio or television program) broadcast while happening or being performed; not prerecorded or taped: a live telecast.
- being highly resonant or reverberant, as an auditorium or concert hall.
- vivid or bright, as color.
- of current interest or importance, as a question or issue; controversial; unsettled.
- moving or imparting motion; powered: the live head on a lathe.
- still in use, or to be used, as type set up or copy for printing.
- electrically connected to a source of potential difference, or electrically charged so as to have a potential different from that of earth: a live wire.
- a person who spends money readily.
- a person easily imposed upon or made the dupe of others.
- (of a radio or television program) at the moment of its happening or being performed; not on tape or by prerecording: a program broadcast live.
- live (Thesaurus)