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Noun: liver  li-vu(r)
  1. Large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
     
  2. Liver of an animal used as meat
     
  3. A person who has a special life style
    "a high liver"
     
  4. Someone who lives in a place
    "a liver in cities"
Adjective: liver  li-vu(r)
  1. Having a reddish-brown colour
    - liver-colored [US], liver-coloured [Brit, Cdn]
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

Derived forms: livers

See also: active, aliveness, animate, animation, charged, colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn], current, elastic, in play, life, liveborn, lively, living, loaded, reverberant, unfilmed, untaped, viable, vital, vitality

Type of: denizen, dweller, habitant, individual, indweller, inhabitant, internal organ, mortal, organs, person, somebody, someone, soul, variety meat, viscus

Antonym: dead, recorded

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system, digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium

Encyclopedia: Liver

Live, May 1992