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pronunciation:
lIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lives, living, lived
definition 1: to have life or to remain alive; exist in an active state.
My grandfather lived to be a hundred years old.[verb + infinitive ] 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.
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.[there + verb + noun ]
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 never married, but they lived together for over fifty years.
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.[verb + infinitive ]
 
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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