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Meaning & Definition of Life in English

English

Life

/laɪf/

noun

1. A characteristic state or mode of living

  • "Social life"
  • "City life"
  • "Real life"
    synonym:
  • life

2. The experience of being alive

  • The course of human events and activities
  • "He could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
    synonym:
  • life
  • ,
  • living

3. The course of existence of an individual

  • The actions and events that occur in living
  • "He hoped for a new life in australia"
  • "He wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
    synonym:
  • life

4. The condition of living or the state of being alive

  • "While there's life there's hope"
  • "Life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
    synonym:
  • animation
  • ,
  • life
  • ,
  • living
  • ,
  • aliveness

5. The period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

  • "The battery had a short life"
  • "He lived a long and happy life"
    synonym:
  • life
  • ,
  • lifetime
  • ,
  • life-time
  • ,
  • lifespan

6. The period between birth and the present time

  • "I have known him all his life"
    synonym:
  • life

7. The period from the present until death

  • "He appointed himself emperor for life"
    synonym:
  • life

8. A living person

  • "His heroism saved a life"
    synonym:
  • life

9. Animation and energy in action or expression

  • "It was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
    synonym:
  • liveliness
  • ,
  • life
  • ,
  • spirit
  • ,
  • sprightliness

10. Living things collectively

  • "The oceans are teeming with life"
    synonym:
  • life

11. The organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

  • "There is no life on the moon"
    synonym:
  • life

12. An account of the series of events making up a person's life

    synonym:
  • biography
  • ,
  • life
  • ,
  • life story
  • ,
  • life history

13. A motive for living

  • "Pottery was his life"
    synonym:
  • life

14. A prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives

  • "He got life for killing the guard"
    synonym:
  • life sentence
  • ,
  • life

Examples of using

Get out of my life, and don't come back.
I only believe in Love — ubiquitous manifestation of Divinity; supreme law governing the atoms and galaxies; sublime mystery that generates and maintains the eternal miracle of life.
My otherwise perfect life is about to change for the worse.