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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LIVE, v.i. liv.
1. To abide; to dwell; to have settled residence in any place. Where do you live? I live in London. He lives in Philadelphia. He lives in a large house on Second street. The Swiss live on mountains. The Bedouin Arabs live in the dessert.
2. To continue; to be permanent; not to perish.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
3. To be animated; to have the vital principle; to have the bodily functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate, as respiration, circulation of blood, secretions, etc.; applied to animals.
I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? Genesis 45.
4. To have the principles of vegetable life; to be in a state in which the organs do or may perform their functions in the circulation of sap and in growth; applied to plants. This tree will not live, unless watered; it will not live through the winter.
5. To pass life or time in a particular manner, with regard to habits or condition. In what manner does your son live? Does he live according to the dictates of reason and the precepts of religion?
If we act by several broken views, we shall live and die in misery.
6. To continue in life. The way to live long is to be temperate.
7. To live, emphatically; to enjoy life; to be in a state of happiness.
What greater curse could envious fortune give, than just to die, when I began to live?
8. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished and supported in life; as, horses live on grass or grain; fowls live on seeds or insects; some kinds of fish live on others; carnivorous animals live on flesh.
9. To subsist; to be maintained in life; to be supported. Many of the clergy are obliged to live on small salaries. All men in health may live by industry with economy, yet some men live by robbery.
10. To remain undestroyed; to float; not to sink or founder. It must be a good ship that lives at sea in a hurricane.
Nor can our shaken vessels live at sea.
11. To exist; to have being.
As I live, saith the Lord - Ezek 18.
12. In Scripture, to be exempt from death, temporal or spiritual.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them. Leviticus 18.
13. To recover from sickness; to have life prolonged.
Thy son liveth. John 4.
14. To be inwardly quickened, nourished and actuated by divine influence or faith. Galatians 2.
15. To be greatly refreshed, comforted and animated.
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 Th 3.
16. To appear as in life or reality; to be manifest in real character.
And all the writer lives in every line.
1. To live with, to dwell or to be a lodger with.
2. To cohabit; to have intercourse, as male and female.
LIVE, v.t. liv.
1. To continue in constantly or habitually; as, to live a life of ease.
2. To act habitually in conformity to.
It is not enough to say prayers, unless they live them too.
LIVE, a.
1. Having life; having respiration and other organic functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate; not dead; as a live ox.
2. Having vegetable life; as a live plant.
3. Containing fire; ignited; not extinct; as a live coal.
4. Vivid, as color.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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" [syn: 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" [syn: alive, 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" [syn: 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" [syn: hot, live]
11: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive" [syn: 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" [syn: 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?" [syn: 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" [syn: exist, survive, live, subsist]
5: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war" [syn: 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" [syn: know, experience, live]
7: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live" adv
1: not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (lived; living) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English libban; akin to Old High German leb?n to live Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to be alive ; have the life of an animal or plant 2. to continue alive 3. to maintain oneself ; subsist <lived on rice and peas> 4. a. to occupy a home ; dwell <living in a shabby room> <they had always lived in the country> b. to be located or stored <the silverware lives here> 5. to attain eternal life <though he die, yet shall he live John
11:25 (Revised Standard Version)
> 6. to conduct or pass one's life <lived only for his work> 7. to remain in human memory or record <the past lives in us all W. R. Inge> 8. to have a life rich in experience 9. cohabit transitive verb 1. to pass through or spend the duration of <lived their lives alone> 2. act out, practice often used with out <to live out their fantasies> 3. to exhibit vigor, gusto, or enthusiasm in <lived life to the fullest> 4. a. to experience firsthand <living a dream> b. to be thoroughly absorbed by or involved with <she lives her work> II. adjective Etymology: short for alive Date: 1542 1. a. having life ; living <a live lobster> b. existing in fact or reality ; actual <spoke to a real live celebrity> 2. exerting force or containing energy: as a. afire, glowing <live coals> b. connected to electric power c. charged with explosives and containing shot or a bullet <live ammunition>; also armed but not exploded <a live bomb> d. imparting or driven by power <a live axle> e. being in operation <a live microphone> 3. abounding with life ; vivid 4. being in a pure native state 5. of bright vivid color 6. of continuing or current interest <live issues> 7. a. not yet printed from or plated <live type> b. not yet typeset <live copy> 8. a. of or involving a presentation (as a play or concert) in which both the performers and an audience are physically present <a live record album> <a nightclub with live entertainment> b. broadcast directly at the time of production <a live radio program> 9. being in play <a live ball> III. adverb Date: 1946 at the actual time of occurrence ; during, from, or at a live production <the program was broadcast live>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. 1 intr. have (esp. animal) life; be or remain alive. 2 intr. (foll. by on) subsist or feed (lives on fruit). 3 intr. (foll. by on, off) depend for subsistence (lives off the family; lives on income from investments). 4 intr. (foll. by on, by) sustain one's position or repute (live on their reputation; lives by his wits). 5 tr. a (with compl.) spend, pass, experience (lived a happy life). b express in one's life (was living a lie). 6 intr. conduct oneself in a specified way (live quietly). 7 intr. arrange one's habits, expenditure, feeding, etc. (live modestly). 8 intr. make or have one's abode. 9 intr. (foll. by in) spend the daytime (the room does not seem to be lived in). 10 intr. (of a person or thing) survive. 11 intr. (of a ship) escape destruction. 12 intr. enjoy life intensely or to the full (you haven't lived till you've drunk champagne). Phrases and idioms: live and let live condone others' failings so as to be similarly tolerated. live down (usu. with neg.) cause (past guilt, embarrassment, etc.) to be forgotten by different conduct over a period of time (you'll never live that down!). live in Brit. (of a domestic employee) reside on the premises of one's work. live-in attrib.adj. (of a sexual partner) cohabiting. live it up colloq. live gaily and extravagantly. live out 1 survive (a danger, difficulty, etc.). 2 (of a domestic employee) reside away from one's place of work. live through survive; remain alive at the end of. live to survive and reach (lived to a great age). live to oneself live in isolation. live together (esp. of a man and woman not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship. live up to honour or fulfil; put into practice (principles etc.). live with 1 share a home with. 2 tolerate; find congenial. long live ...! an exclamation of loyalty (to a person etc. specified). Etymology: OE libban, lifian, f. Gmc 2. adj. 1 (attrib.) that is alive; living. 2 (of a broadcast) heard or seen at the time of its performance, not from a recording. 3 full of power, energy, or importance; not obsolete or exhausted (disarmament is still a live issue). 4 expending or still able to expend energy in various forms, esp.: a (of coals) glowing, burning. b (of a shell) unexploded. c (of a match) unkindled. d (of a wire etc.) connected to a source of electrical power. 5 (of rock) not detached, seeming to form part of the earth's frame. 6 (of a wheel or axle etc. in machinery) moving or imparting motion. Phrases and idioms: live bait small fish used to entice prey. live load the weight of persons or goods in a building or vehicle. live oak an American evergreen tree, Quercus virginiana. live wire an energetic and forceful person. Etymology: aphetic form of ALIVE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Live 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Live 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Live 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

I. VERB USES (lives, living, lived) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. Please look at category 8 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword. 1. If someone lives in a particular place or with a particular person, their home is in that place or with that person. She has lived here for 10 years... She always said I ought to live alone... Where do you live?... He still lives with his parents. VERB: V adv/prep, V adv/prep, V adv/prep, V adv/prep 2. If you say that someone lives in particular circumstances or that they live a particular kind of life, you mean that they are in those circumstances or that they have that kind of life. We lived quite grandly... Compared to people living only a few generations ago, we have greater opportunities to have a good time... We can start living a normal life again now. VERB: V adv/prep, V adv/prep, V n 3. If you say that someone lives for a particular thing, you mean that it is the most important thing in their life. He lived for his work. VERB: V for n 4. To live means to be alive. If someone lives to a particular age, they stay alive until they are that age. He's got a terrible disease and will not live long... He lived to be 103... Matilda was born in northern Italy in 1046 and apparently lived to a ripe old age... The blue whale is the largest living thing on the planet... VERB: V adv, V to-inf, V to n, V-ing 5. If people live by doing a particular activity, they get the money, food, or clothing they need by doing that activity. ...the last indigenous people to live by hunting... These crimes were committed largely by professional criminals who lived by crime. VERB: no cont, V by -ing/n, V by -ing/n 6. If you live by a particular rule, belief, or ideal, you behave in the way in which it says you should behave. They live by the principle that we are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we want from it. VERB: V by n 7. see also living 8. to live hand to mouth: see hand to live beyond your means: see means to live in sin: see sin II. ADJECTIVE USES Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Live animals or plants are alive, rather than being dead or artificial. ...a protest against the company's tests on live animals. ...baskets of live chickens. ? dead ADJ: ADJ n 2. A live television or radio programme is one in which an event or performance is broadcast at exactly the same time as it happens, rather than being recorded first. Murray was a guest on a live radio show. ...we were laughing and gossiping, oblivious to the fact that we were on live TV... A broadcast of the speech was heard in San Francisco, but it is not known if this was live. ADJ Live is also an adverb. It was broadcast live in 50 countries... We'll be going live to Nottingham later in this bulletin. ADV: ADV after v 3. A live performance is given in front of an audience, rather than being recorded and then broadcast or shown in a film. The Rainbow has not hosted live music since the end of 1981... A live audience will pose the questions... The band was forced to cancel a string of live dates. ADJ: usu ADJ n Live is also an adverb. Kat Bjelland has been playing live with her new band. ADV: ADV after v 4. A live recording is a recording of a band playing at a concert, rather than in a studio. This is my favourite live album of all time... ADJ: usu ADJ n 5. A live wire or piece of electrical equipment is directly connected to a source of electricity. The plug broke, exposing live wires... He warned others about the live electric cables as they climbed to safety. ADJ: usu ADJ n 6. Live bullets are made of metal, rather than rubber or plastic, and are intended to kill people rather than injure them. They trained in the jungle using live ammunition. ADJ: usu ADJ n 7. A live bomb or missile is one which has not yet exploded. A live bomb had earlier been defused. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. 1. Exist, have being, have life, be alive, be animated. 2. Remain, continue, endure, be permanent, last, survive. 3. Dwell, abide, reside. 4. Feed, subsist, be nourished, be supported (with on). 5. Subsist, acquire a livelihood (with on or by). 6. Enjoy life, be happy. 7. Behave, conduct one's self. II. v. a. 1. Lead, pass, continue. 2. Practise, put in practice. III. a. 1. Living, alive, animate, quick. 2. Ignited, burning, hot. 3. Vivid, bright, lively, glowing, brilliant. 4. Earnest, active, wide-awake, glowing, animated.

Moby Thesaurus

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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