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Meaning & Definition of Live in English

English

Live

/laɪv/

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • populate
  • ,
  • dwell
  • ,
  • live
  • ,
  • inhabit

2. Lead a certain kind of life

  • Live in a certain style
  • "We had to live frugally after the war"
    synonym:
  • live

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?"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • exist
  • ,
  • survive
  • ,
  • live
  • ,
  • subsist

5. Have life, be alive

  • "Our great leader is no more"
  • "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • know
  • ,
  • experience
  • ,
  • live

7. Pursue a positive and satisfying existence

  • "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
    synonym:
  • live

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • live
  • ,
  • unrecorded

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"
    synonym:
  • live

3. Possessing life

  • "The happiest person alive"
  • "The nerve is alive"
  • "Doctors are working hard to keep him alive"
  • "Burned alive"
  • "A live canary"
    synonym:
  • alive(p)
  • ,
  • live

4. Highly reverberant

  • "A live concert hall"
    synonym:
  • live(a)

5. Charged with an explosive

  • "Live ammunition"
  • "A live bomb"
    synonym:
  • live

6. Elastic

  • Rebounds readily
  • "Clean bouncy hair"
  • "A lively tennis ball"
  • "As resilient as seasoned hickory"
  • "Springy turf"
    synonym:
  • bouncy
  • ,
  • live
  • ,
  • lively
  • ,
  • resilient
  • ,
  • springy

7. Abounding with life and energy

  • "The club members are a really live bunch"
    synonym:
  • live

8. In current use or ready for use

  • "Live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
    synonym:
  • live

9. Of current relevance

  • "A live issue"
  • "Still a live option"
    synonym:
  • live

10. Charged or energized with electricity

  • "A hot wire"
  • "A live wire"
    synonym:
  • hot
  • ,
  • live

11. Capable of erupting

  • "A live volcano"
  • "The volcano is very much alive"
    synonym:
  • alive
  • ,
  • live

adverb

1. Not recorded

  • "The opera was broadcast live"
    synonym:
  • live

Examples of using

Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed.
I want to live in Antarctica.
I live for music.