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live1

 
pronunciation:
lIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lived, lives, living
definition 1: to have life or to remain alive; exist in an active state.
My grandfather lived to be a hundred years old.Few people lived after the crash.
synonyms:
breathe, exist
antonyms:
die
similar words:
subsist
definition 2: to maintain oneself in life.
I live on very little income.
synonyms:
exist, get along, subsist
similar words:
make ends meet, manage, survive
definition 3: to dwell or reside (often fol. by in or at).
He lives on the mountain.We've lived in the city for ten years now.A long time ago, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a king, a queen, and their three small daughters.
synonyms:
abide, dwell, reside, stay
similar words:
lodge, settle, sojourn
definition 4: to continue to be in existence or be present to the memory.
Even though she's gone, the memory of her lives in her children.
synonyms:
endure, last, survive
similar words:
abide, persevere, persist, prevail, stand, subsist
definition 5: to dwell as a couple.
They live together.
synonyms:
cohabit
similar words:
abide, coexist, dwell, reside, room
definition 6: to experience life keenly and with pleasure.
I don't want to be stuck in this boring place all my life. I want to live!
similar words:
flourish, prosper, succeed, thrive
definition 7: to have the will to stay alive for a particular purpose or pleasure (usually used figuratively).
His wife complains that he lives only for his work.She lives to see the smiles on the faces of her grandchildren.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to engage in or pass (one's life).
He wanted to live his life in solitude.
synonyms:
pass, spend
similar words:
expend, lead
definition 2: to show by action.
He lives his religious beliefs.
synonyms:
embody, epitomize, incarnate, personify
similar words:
exemplify, illustrate, manifest, show
definition 3: to experience or endure (a certain type of life or existence).
They were living a life of ease until the stock market crashed.She was living a nightmare during those years of war.
synonyms:
bear, endure, experience, stand, survive, tolerate
similar words:
undergo, withstand
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derivation: living (adj.)
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