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live

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[ liv ]
/ lɪv /
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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 about live

Origin of live

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

Other definitions 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
First recorded in 1535–45; in 1930–35 for def. 11; shortened 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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