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life

life

 
 
pronunciation:
laIf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lives
definition 1: the state of being that sets animals and plants apart from rocks, minerals, and other things that are not alive. Things that have life grow, reproduce, and use energy.
synonyms:
being
similar words:
existence, nature, vigor
definition 2: something that is alive, or all alive things.
Ten lives were lost at sea yesterday.Pollution has affected the plant life in the area.
synonyms:
being, organism
similar words:
creature, ecosystem, humankind, mortal
definition 3: the time between birth and death.
He has had a long life.
synonyms:
life span, lifetime
similar words:
age, duration, existence, generation, survival, term
definition 4: the period during which something lasts or works.
These tires should last for the life of my car.
synonyms:
duration, lifetime
similar words:
existence, period, span
definition 5: way of being.
Graham leads an active life.
synonyms:
condition, existence, lifestyle
similar words:
being, career, circumstance, destiny, fortune, living, lot, situation, walk of life
definition 6: energy, movement, or spirit.
He is full of life.
synonyms:
energy, liveliness, pep, vigor
similar words:
bounce, go, passion, sparkle, zip
definition 7: a biography or story of someone's life.
I have just finished reading a life of Gandhi.
synonyms:
biography
similar words:
autobiography, diary, journal
derivation: lifeful (adj.)
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associated with length of life
changes in life
opposite of life
some actions associated with life
some stages of human life
some things that affect life
some things that are alive
study of life