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[adv] not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
[adj] having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous living painters"; "living tissue"; "living plants and animals"
[adj] showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossd 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"
[adj] (electricity) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
[adj] of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
[adj] (printing) in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
[adj] (informal) abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"
[adj] rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
[adj] actually being performed (or--for the audience--present) at the time of 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"
[adj] charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
[v] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "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"
[v] have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
[v] lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
[v] pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
[v] support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
[v] continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
[v] make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated"


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\Live\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Living}.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live. --Ezek. xxxvii. 5,
2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully. O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions! --Ecclus. xli.
3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside. Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. --Gen. xlvii. 2
4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. --Shak.
5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness. What greater curse could envious fortune give Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith. The just shall live by faith. --Gal. iii. ll.
8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils. Those who live by labor. --Sir W. Temple.
9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak. {To live out}, to be at service; to live away from home as a servant. [U. S.] {To live with}. (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with. (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
\Live\, v. t.
1. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice. To live the Gospel. --Foxe. {To live down}, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
\Live\, a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.]
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. --Ex. xxi. 3
2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. `` The live ether.'' --Thomson.
3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
4. Vivid; bright. `` The live carnation.'' --Thomson.
5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe. {Live birth}, the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. --Dunglison. {Live box}, a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse. {Live feathers}, feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic. {Live gang}. (Sawing) See under {Gang}. {Live grass} (Bot.), a grass of the genus {Eragrostis}. {Live load} (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof. {Live oak} (Bot.), a species of oak ({Quercus virens}), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the {Q. chrysolepis} and some other species are also called live oaks. {Live ring} (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns. {Live steam}, steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from {exhaust steam}. {Live stock}, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body.
\Live\, n. Life. [Obs.] --Chaucer. {On live}, in life; alive. [Obs.] See {Alive}. --Chaucer.

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