outlive

[out-liv]

verb (used with object), out·lived, out·liv·ing.

to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.): She outlived her husband by many years.
to outlast; live or last through: The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment.

Nearby words

  1. outleap,
  2. outlet,
  3. outlier,
  4. outline,
  5. outline font,
  6. outlook,
  7. outlying,
  8. outman,
  9. outmaneuver,
  10. outmanoeuvre

Origin of outlive

First recorded in 1425–75, outlive is from the late Middle English word outliven. See out-, live1

Related formsout·liv·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for outlive

outlive

verb (tr)

to live longer than (someone)
to live beyond (a date or period)he outlived the century
to live through (an experience)
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Word Origin and History for outlive

outlive

v.

"to live longer than," late 15c., from out (adv.) + live (v.). Related: Outlived; outliving.

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