verb (used without object), sur·vived, sur·viv·ing.
verb (used with object), sur·vived, sur·viv·ing.
- survival curve,
- survival kit,
- survival of the fittest,
- survival value,
- survivor guilt,
- survivor syndrome,
Origin of survive
Examples from the Web for surviving
The crew wear parachutes and surviving vehicle breakup would then be a matter of chance as to whether or not you get thrown free.
The gosling's best chance at surviving the jump is to bounce off the cliff on its soft belly.
Without such action, they fear, many of their surviving troops may be lured into the ranks of ISIS.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA|Jamie Dettmer|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spoke of surviving a stabbing in 1958 when a woman attacked him at a book-signing.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year|Scott Porch|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Lying in that little ball you focus on surviving every second,” Brand recalls to The Daily Beast.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath|Nina Strochlic|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The surviving brother, Dag, swears oaths of reconciliation to Helgi, but remembers the feud.The Edda, Vol. 2|Winifred Faraday
The year 1841 was brightened by the marriage of Miss Dora Wordsworth, the only surviving daughter of the poet.Dorothy Wordsworth|Edmund Lee
His surviving works were composed, with one exception, after 1620.Hours in a Library|Leslie Stephen
Shots were exchanged, and both men were badly wounded, only surviving a few minutes.The Gully of Bluemansdyke|A. Conan Doyle
But the surviving records of the court-martial with which we are concerned go to show that he was certainly not a gifted speaker.The Snare|Rafael Sabatini
Word Origin for survive
early 15c., "act or condition of one person outliving another," originally in the legal (inheritance) sense, from Anglo-French survivre, Old French souvivre, from Latin supervivere "live beyond, live longer than," from super "over, beyond" (see super-) + vivere "to live" (see vivid). Related: Survived; surviving.