Verb: live lIv
Adjective: live (liver,livest) lIv
- Be an inhabitant of; spend most of one's life in
"People lived in Africa millions of years ago";
- populate, dwell, inhabit
- Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
"we had to live frugally after the war"
- 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
- Support oneself
"Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?";
- exist, survive, subsist
- Have life, be alive
"My grandfather lived until the end of war";
- 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
- Pursue a positive and satisfying existence
"You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
Adverb: live lIv
- 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";
- 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"
- Possessing life
"a live canary";
- Highly reverberant
"a live concert hall"
- Charged with an explosive
"live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
- Elastic; rebounds readily
"clean live hair";
- bouncy, lively, resilient, springy
- Abounding with life and energy
"the club members are a really live bunch"
- (printing) in current use or ready for use
"live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
- Of current relevance
"a live issue"; "still a live option"
- (electricity) charged or energized with electricity
"a live wire";
- Capable of erupting
"a live volcano";
- Not recorded
"the opera was broadcast live"
Derived forms: lives, livest, lived, 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