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pronunciation:
laIv
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Builder
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being alive; possessing life.
There is a big, live spider in the bathroom.The natural history museum doesn't have any live animals on exhibit.
synonyms:
alive, animate, living
antonyms:
dead, inanimate, lifeless
similar words:
existent, life, sentient, vital
definition 2: of current concern.
That is still a live issue, and there is a lot that still needs to be discussed.
synonyms:
active, current, hot
antonyms:
dead
similar words:
extant, living, present-day, timely
definition 3: carrying electric current.
The electricians were careful to step around the live wires.
synonyms:
hot
antonyms:
dead
definition 4: of radio or television programs, broadcast during performance.
Because the show was live, the actors were always a little nervous about making mistakes.
antonyms:
recorded
definition 5: (informal) full of energy or activity.
Your dad's a real live guy, isn't he?
synonyms:
alive, animate, animated, lively, living, vital, vivacious
antonyms:
dead, inactive, inanimate, inert
similar words:
active, dynamic, energetic, keen, quick, spirited, vigorous
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part of speech: adverb
definition: of radio and television programs, during performance.
This program comes live from Chicago.
Word Builder: live +
  • lively:
    full of life and energy.