verb (used without object), lived [livd] /lɪvd/, liv·ing.
verb (used with object), lived [livd] /lɪvd/, liv·ing.
Origin of live1
adjective, liv·er, liv·est for 4–7, 13–15.
- a person who spends money readily.
- a person easily imposed upon or made the dupe of others.
Origin of live2
Related Words for livealive, hot, working, lively, prevalent, last, lead, move, maintain, remain, continue, endure, pass, survive, reside, locate, settle, crash, occupy, flourish
Examples from the Web for live
Contemporary Examples of live
And how we want to live our lives in light of those differences.In 2015, Let’s Try for More Compassion
January 4, 2015
Despite his efforts to live in the present, he seemed haunted by the specter of his father.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
There was something cathartic about deleting this 2,500-word monster of a farewell, and resolving to live.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
Marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement
December 30, 2014
They just might change how they feel, how healthy they are, and how they live their lives.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of live
The country was rapidly becoming, they agreed, no place for a gentleman to live.
You live for immortality in this world; I live for immortality in another.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Oh, if a man only could live up to the verses he cuts out of magazines!
"Now we're getting where Christians live," said Percival, with warm appreciation.
“Ay, where the Frenchmen live that calender worsted,” returned Giles.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for live
- recorded in concert
- recorded in one studio take, without overdubs or splicing
- (of copy) not yet having been set into type
- (of type that has been set) still in use
Word Origin for live
Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to be, to live, have life; to experience," also "to supply oneself with food, to pass life (in some condition)," from Proto-Germanic *liben (cf. Old Norse lifa "to live, remain," Old Frisian libba, German leben, Gothic liban "to live"), from PIE root *leip- "to remain, continue" (cf. Greek liparein "to persist, persevere;" see leave). Meaning "to make a residence, dwell" is from c.1200. Related: Lived; living.
According to the Dutch Prouerbe ... Leuen ende laetan leuen, To liue and to let others liue. [Malynes, 1622]
To live it up "live gaily and extravagantly" is from 1903. To live up to "act in accordance with" is 1690s, from earlier live up "live on a high (moral or mental) level" (1680s). To live (something) down "outwear (some slander or embarrassment)" is from 1842. To live with "cohabit as husband and wife" is attested from 1749; sense of "to put up with" is attested from 1937. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.
1540s, "having life," later (1610s) "burning, glowing," a shortening of alive (q.v.). Sense of "containing unspent energy or power" (live ammunition, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning "in-person" (of performance) is first attested 1934. Live wire is attested from 1890; figurative sense of "active person" is from 1903.
In addition to the idioms beginning with live
- live and learn
- live and let live
- live by one's wits
- live dangerously
- live down
- live for the moment
- live from day to day
- live from hand to mouth
- live happily ever after
- live high off the hog
- live in
- live in each other's pockets
- live in sin
- live it up
- live like a king
- live on
- live on borrowed time
- live on the edge
- live out
- live through
- live together
- live up to
- live wire
- live with
- alive (live) and kicking
- as I live and breathe
- close to home (where one lives)
- (live from) day to day
- fat of the land, live off the
- high off the hog, live
- in one's pocket (live in each other's pockets)
- learn to live with
- people who live in glass houses