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.

Verb Phrases


Nearby words

  1. liu pang,
  2. liu shao qi,
  3. liu shaoqi,
  4. liuzhou,
  5. livable,
  6. live and learn,
  7. live and let live,
  8. live axle,
  9. live birth,
  10. live by one's wits

Idioms

Origin of live

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

live

2
[ 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

Related formslive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for live

live

1
/ (lɪv) /

verb (mainly intr)


Word Origin for live

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

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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Word Origin and History for live
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Medicine 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

live

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

also see:

  • 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
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