[n] living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
[n] animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
[n] the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
[n] an account of the series of events making up a person's life
[n] a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
[n] a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
[n] the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
[n] the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
[n] the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
[n] a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
[n] the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
[n] the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
[n] the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
aliveness, animation, biography, life history, life story, lifespan, lifetime, liveliness, living, living, spirit, sprightliness
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