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Definition of "live" []

  • To be alive; exist. (verb-intransitive)
  • To continue to be alive: lived through a bad accident. (verb-intransitive)
  • To support oneself; subsist: living on rice and fish; lives on a small inheritance. (verb-intransitive)
  • To reside; dwell: lives on a farm. (verb-intransitive)
  • To conduct one's life in a particular manner: lived frugally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To show the characteristics of life; be alive (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To remain alive or in existence (verb)
  • To exist in a specified way (verb)
  • To reside or dwell (verb)
  • To continue or last (verb)
  • To order one's life (according to a certain philosophy, religion, etc) (verb)
  • To support one's style of life; subsist (verb)
  • To endure the effects (of a crime, mistake, etc) (verb)
  • To experience and survive (verb)
  • To pass or spend (one's life, etc) (verb)
  • To enjoy life to the full (verb)
  • To put into practice in one's daily life; express (verb)

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Use "live" in a sentence
  • "Their names will forever live on the lips of the people -- Their names will, on the lips of the people, forever live_."
  • "The more we learn about our own body, that wonderful and beautiful house in which we live, the more we shall see, in what God thus formed from the dust of the ground, to call forth our admiration; but the body of the first man, although fashioned with such perfection in all its parts, did not _live_ until God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life."
  • "She sits _gracefully_; They live _happily_ and _contentedly_; we employ the verbs _sleeps, sits_, and _live_, in an active sense."