Survive Sur*vive", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Survived; p. pr. & vb. n. Surviving.] [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over + vivere to live. See Super-, and Victuals.] To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event. --Cowper. I'll assure her of Her widowhood, be it that she survive me, In all my lands and leases whatsoever. --Shak.