HyperDic: life

English > 14 senses of the word life:
NOUNstatelifea characteristic state or mode of living
cognitionlife, livingthe experience of being alive
statelifethe course of existence of an individual
statelife, animation, living, alivenessthe condition of living or the state of being alive
timelife, lifetime, life-time, lifespanthe period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
timelifethe period between birth and the present time
timelifethe period from the present until death
person lifea living person
attributelife, liveliness, spirit, sprightlinessanimation and energy in action or expression / expression
Topslifeliving things collectively
phenomenonlifethe organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
communicationlife, biography, life story, life historyan account of the series of events making up a person's life
motivelifea motive for living
timelife, life sentencea prison term lasting / lasting as long as the prisoner lives
life > pronunciation
Soundslay'f
Rhymesafterlife ... Yellowknife: 14 rhymes with ayf...
English > life: 14 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA characteristic state or mode of living.
Examples
  • "social life"
  • "city life"
  • "real life"
NarrowerghettoAny segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
Broaderbeing, beingness, existence, face of the earthThe state or fact of existing
Spanishvida
Catalanvida
English > life: 14 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities.
Example"he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
Synonymliving
BroaderexperienceThe content of direct observation or participation in an event
Spanishexistencia, vida
Catalanexistència
English > life: 14 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living.
Examples
  • "he hoped for a new life in Australia"
  • "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
Broaderbeing, beingness, existence, face of the earthThe state or fact of existing
Spanishexistencia, vida
Catalanexistència
English > life: 14 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe condition of living or the state of being alive.
Examples
  • "while there's life there's hope"
  • "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
Synonymsanimation, living, aliveness
Attributesalive, livepossessing life
deadno longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Narrowereternal life, life eternalLife without beginning or end
skinA person's skin regarded as their life
survival, enduranceA state of surviving
Broaderbeing, beingness, existence, face of the earthThe state or fact of existing
Spanishanimación, vida
Catalananimació
Nounslifera prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
English > life: 14 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningThe period during which something is functional (as between birth and death).
Examples
  • "the battery had a short life"
  • "he lived a long and happy life"
Synonymslifetime, life-time, lifespan
Partsage, eldA time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
birthThe time when something begins (especially life)
death, dying, demiseThe time when something ends
time of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Narrowerafterlife, hereafterLife after death
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishtoda la vida, vida
Catalanvida
Nounslifera prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
English > life: 14 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningThe period between birth and the present time.
Example"I have known him all his life"
PartspastA earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishexistencia, vida
Catalanexistència
English > life: 14 senses > noun 7, time
MeaningThe period from the present until death.
Example"he appointed himself emperor for life"
Narrowerdays, yearsThe time during which someone's life continues
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishexistencia, vida
Catalanexistència
Nounslifera prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
English > life: 14 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningA living person.
Example"his heroism saved a life"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishvida
Catalanvida
English > life: 14 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaninganimation and energy in action or expression / expression.
Example"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
Synonymsliveliness, spirit, sprightliness
Attributeslivelyfull of life and energy
Narrowerairiness, delicacylightness in movement or manner
alacrity, briskness, smartnessliveliness and eagerness
breeziness, jauntinessA breezy liveliness
elanenthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vimAn imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
espritliveliness of mind or spirit
exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullienceoverflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
high-spiritednessexuberant liveliness
irrepressibility, buoyancyirrepressible liveliness and good spirit
pep, peppiness, gingerliveliness and energy
pertnessQuality of being lively and confident
Broaderanimation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivificationQuality of being active or spirited / spirited / spirited or alive and vigorous / vigorous
Spanishlozanía, vida, vivacidad, viveza
Catalanvida, vivesa, vivor
English > life: 14 senses > noun 10, Tops
Meaningliving things collectively.
Example"the oceans are teeming with life"
NarrowerwildlifeAll living things (except people) that are undomesticated
Broaderliving thing, animate thingA living (or once living) entity
Spanishvida
Catalanvida
English > life: 14 senses > noun 11, phenomenon
MeaningThe organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones.
Example"there is no life on the moon"
Narroweraerobiosislife sustained in the presence of air or oxygen
biologycharacteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
Broaderorganic phenomenon(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
Spanishvida
Catalanvida
Adjectivesbioticof or relating to living organisms
English > life: 14 senses > noun 12, communication
MeaningAn account of the series of events making up a person's life.
Synonymsbiography, life story, life history
InstancesParallel LivesA collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch
NarrowerautobiographyA biography of yourself
hagiographyA biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
profilebiographical sketch
Broaderhistory, account, chronicle, storyA record or narrative description of past events
Spanishbiografía
Catalanbiografia
English > life: 14 senses > noun 13, motive
MeaningA motive for living.
Example"pottery was his life"
Broadermotivation, motive, needThe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
Spanishvida
English > life: 14 senses > noun 14, time
MeaningA prison term lasting / lasting as long as the prisoner lives.
Example"he got life for killing the guard"
Synonymlife sentence
Broaderprison term, sentence, timeThe period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
Spanishcadena perpetual
Nounslifera prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

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