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Verb: live  lIv
  1. Be an inhabitant of; spend most of one's life in
    "People lived in Africa millions of years ago";
    - populate, dwell, inhabit
     
  2. Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    "we had to live frugally after the war"
     
  3. Continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "These superstitions live on in the backwaters of America";
    - survive, last, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
     
  4. Support oneself
    "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?";
    - exist, survive, subsist
     
  5. Have life, be alive
    "My grandfather lived until the end of war";
    - be
     
  6. Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    "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";
    - know, experience
     
  7. Pursue a positive and satisfying existence
    "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
Adjective: live (liver,livest)  lIv
  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";
    - 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"
     
  3. Possessing life
    "a live canary";
    - alive
     
  4. Highly reverberant
    "a live concert hall"
     
  5. Charged with an explosive
    "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
     
  6. Elastic; rebounds readily
    "clean live hair";
    - bouncy, lively, resilient, springy
     
  7. Abounding with life and energy
    "the club members are a really live bunch"
     
  8. (printing) in current use or ready for use
    "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
     
  9. Of current relevance
    "a live issue"; "still a live option"
     
  10. (electricity) charged or energized with electricity
    "a live wire";
    - hot
     
  11. Capable of erupting
    "a live volcano";
    - alive
Adverb: live  lIv
  1. Not recorded
    "the opera was broadcast live"

Derived forms: lived, livest, liver, living

See also: active, aliveness, animate, animation, charged, current, elastic, in play, life, live in, live out, liveborn, lively, living, loaded, reverberant, unfilmed, untaped, viable, vital, vitality

Type of: be, experience, go through, see

Antonym: dead, recorded

Encyclopedia: Live, May 1992