- livia drusilla,
- living bandage,
- living bank,
- living daylights,
- living death,
- living end, the
Origin of living
verb (used without object), lived [livd] /lɪvd/, liv·ing.
verb (used with object), lived [livd] /lɪvd/, liv·ing.
Origin of live1
Examples from the Web for living
Patrick Klugman, the deputy mayor of Paris, said: “We are living our kind of 9/11,” he said.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
But as an American creating a new brand here, and living the daily life of the souk, he seems to be in a league of his own.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A single father, he had been living abroad and returned when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
I first saw Marvin when I was ten years old, living with my parents in Arlington, Virginia.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How can I go on as I am, a solitary curse to myself, a living disgrace to every one I come near!The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
And under that rare sun all the little town, among its slag heaps and few tall chimneys, had an air of living faster.The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy|John Galsworthy
You must have been through much darkness and living on now in a changed world.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II|Henry James
While the pioneers at the Old Port were on the verge of starvation, the 'Clonmel' men were living in luxury.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
Perhaps ancient kings of Lydia were once burned alive on pyres, 'as living embodiments of their god.'Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
- possessing life; not dead
- (as collective noun preceded by the)the living
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
"alive," also "residing, staying," c.1200, from present participle of live (v.)).
"living persons," late Old English; early 14c. as "the fact of dwelling in some place," from Old English lifiende "that lives or has life," present participle of lifan (see live (v.)). The meaning "action, process, or method of gaining one's livelihood" is attested from c.1400.
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