live

1
[ liv ]
/ lɪv /

verb (used without object), lived [livd], /lɪvd/, liv·ing.

verb (used with object), lived [livd], /lɪvd/, liv·ing.

to pass (life): to live a life of ease.
to practice, represent, or exhibit in one's life: to live one's philosophy.

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Idioms for live

Origin of live

1
before 900; Middle English liven,Old English lifian, libban; cognate with Dutch leven,German leben,Old Norse lifa,Gothic liban

Definition for live (2 of 2)

live2
[ lahyv ]
/ laɪv /

adjective, liv·er, liv·est for 4-7, 13-15.

adverb

(of a radio or television program) at the moment of its happening or being performed; not on tape or by prerecording: a program broadcast live.

Origin of live

2
1535–45; 1930–35 for def. 11; aphetic variant of alive, used attributively

OTHER WORDS FROM live

liveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for live (1 of 2)

live1
/ (lɪv) /

verb (mainly intr)

Word Origin for live

Old English libban, lifian; related to Old High German libēn, Old Norse lifa

British Dictionary definitions for live (2 of 2)

live2
/ (laɪv) /

adjective

adverb

during, at, or in the form of a live performancethe show went out live

Word Origin for live

C16: from on live alive
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Medical definitions for live

live
[ līv ]

adj.

Having life; alive.
Capable of replicating in a host's cells.
Containing living microorganisms or viruses capable of replicating in a host's cells.
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Idioms and Phrases with live

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