Synonyms of live


1. populate, dwell, live, inhabit, be

usage: 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"

2. live

usage: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"

3. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: 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?"

4. exist, survive, live, subsist

usage: 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"

5. be, live

usage: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

6. know, experience, live, experience, see, go through

usage: 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"

7. live

usage: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"


1. live (vs. recorded), unrecorded, unfilmed, untaped

usage: 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"

2. live (vs. dead), in play(predicate), living(prenominal), active#13

usage: 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"

3. alive(predicate) (vs. dead), live, liveborn, viable, vital, animate

usage: possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

4. live(prenominal), reverberant (vs. unreverberant)

usage: highly reverberant; "a live concert hall"

5. live, loaded (vs. unloaded)

usage: charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"

6. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy, elastic (vs. inelastic)

usage: elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"

7. live, lively (vs. dull)

usage: abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"

8. live, current (vs. noncurrent)

usage: in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"

9. live, current (vs. noncurrent)

usage: of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"

10. hot, live, charged (vs. uncharged)

usage: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"

11. alive, live, active (vs. extinct)

usage: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"


1. live

usage: not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"

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Definition and meaning of live (Dictionary)