HyperDic: live

English > 19 senses of the word live:
VERBstativelive, populate, dwell, inhabitinhabit or live in
stativelivelead a certain kind of life
stativelive, survive, last, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outcontinue to live through hardship or adversity
stativelive, exist, survive, subsistsupport oneself
stativelive, behave life, be alive
cognitionlive, know, experiencehave firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
stativelivepursue a positive and satisfying existence
ADJECTIVEalllive, unrecordedactually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
allliveexerting force or containing energy
alllive, alivepossessing life
alllivehighly reverberant
alllivecharged with an explosive
alllive, bouncy, lively, resilient, springyelastic
allliveabounding with life and energy
alllivein current use or ready for use
allliveof current relevance
alllive, hotcharged or energized with electricity
alllive, alivecapable of erupting
ADVERBalllivenot recorded
live > pronunciation
Soundslay'v; lih'v
Rhymesalive ... thrive: 23 rhymes with ayv...
abortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 1
Meaningactually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing.
Examples
  • "a live television program"
  • "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"
  • "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"
Synonymunrecorded
Narrowerunfilmed, untapednot recorded / recorded on film or tape
Oppositerecordedset down or registered in a permanent form especially on film or tape for reproduction
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExerting force or containing energy.
Examples
  • "live coals"
  • "tossed a live cigarette out the window"
  • "got a shock from a live wire"
  • "live ore is unmined ore"
  • "a live bomb"
  • "a live ball is one in play"
Narrowerliving(used of minerals or stone / stone) in its natural state and place
See alsoactive(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
active(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
Oppositedeadnot showing characteristics / characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life
Spanishvivo
Catalanviu
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 3
Meaningpossessing life.
Examples
  • "the happiest person alive"
  • "the nerve is alive"
  • "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"
  • "burned alive"
  • "a live canary"
Synonymalive
Attribute ofanimation, vitalityThe property of being able to survive and grow
animation, life, living, alivenessThe condition of living or the state of being alive
Narrowerliveborn(of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth
viablecapable of life or normal growth and development
vitalmanifesting or characteristic of life
See alsoanimateendowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
Oppositedeadno longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Spanishvivo
Nounslivenessthe property of being animated
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHighly reverberant.
Example"a live concert hall"
BroaderreverberantHaving a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharged with an explosive.
Examples
  • "live ammunition"
  • "a live bomb"
Broaderloaded(of weapons) charged with ammunition
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 6
Meaningelastic; rebounds readily.
Example "a lively tennis ball"
Synonymsbouncy, lively, resilient, springy
Broaderelasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression
Spanishdúctil, elástico, flexible
Catalandúctil, elàstic, flexible
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 7
Meaningabounding with life and energy.
Example"the club members are a really live bunch"
Broaderlivelyfull of life and energy
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 8
Meaningin current use or ready for use.
Example"live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
Categoryprinting, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
Broadercurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 9
MeaningOf current relevance.
Examples
  • "a live issue"
  • "still a live option"
Broadercurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 10
MeaningCharged or energized with electricity.
Example "a live wire"
Synonymhot
CategoryelectricityA physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
BroaderchargedOf a particle or body or system
Spanishvivo
English > live: 19 senses > adjective 11
Meaningcapable of erupting.
Examples
  • "a live volcano"
  • "the volcano is very much alive"
Synonymalive
Broaderactive(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
English > live: 19 senses > adverb 1
Meaningnot recorded.
Example"the opera was broadcast live"
Catalanen directe, en viu
English > live: 19 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningInhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"People lived in Africa millions of years ago"
Synonymspopulate, dwell, inhabit
Narrowerboard, roomLive and take one's meals at or in
camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tentLive in or as if in a tent
cohabit, live together, shack upShare living quarters
lodgeBe a lodger
neighbor, neighbourLive or be located as a neighbor
nestInhabit a nest, usually after building
occupy, reside, lodge inLive (in a certain place)
overpopulateCause to have too great a population
peopleFurnish with people
reside, shack, domicile, domiciliatemake one's home / home in a particular place or community
tenantOccupy as a tenant / tenant
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
See alsolive inlive in the house where one works
live outwork in a house where one does not live
Spanishhabitar, morar, ocupar, poblar, residir, vivir
Catalanhabitar, morar, ocupar, poblar, residir, viure
Adjectiveslivable, liveablefit or suitable to live in or with
Nounsliversomeone who lives in a place
English > live: 19 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningLead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"we had to live frugally after the war"
Entailsexist, beHave an existence, be extant
Narrowerbachelor, bachLead a bachelor's existence
boardlodge and take meals (at)
buccaneerLive like a buccaneer
bushwhackLive in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla
cash outchoose a simpler life style after questioning personal and career satisfaction goals
dissipateLive a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
eke outLive from day to day, as with some hardship
moveLive one's life in a specified environment
pig, pig itLive like a pig, in squalor
swingLive in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
unlive, live downLive so as to annul some previous behavior
vegetateLead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
wantonindulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
Similar tolivepursue a positive and satisfying existence
Spanishvivir
Catalanviure
Nounslivera person who has a special life style
livingthe experience of being alive
English > live: 19 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningContinue to live through hardship or adversity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to live
Example "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
Synonymssurvive, last, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
Entailsbe, liveHave life, be alive
Narrowerlive outLive out one's life
perennatesurvive from season to season, of plants
stand up, hold up, hold waterresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Similar tobe, liveHave life, be alive
exist, survive, live, subsistsupport oneself
Spanishdurar, perdurar, persistir, sobrevivir, vivir
Catalandurar, perdurar, persistir, sobreviure, viure
English > live: 19 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningsupport oneself.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"
Synonymsexist, survive, subsist
NarrowerbreatheBe alive
freewheel, driftLive unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Similar tosurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Spanishexistir, morar, persistir, sobrevivir, subsistir, vivir
Catalanexistir, persistir, sobreviure, subsistir, viure
English > live: 19 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningHave life, be alive.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
Synonymbe
Entailed byoutlive, outlast, surviveLive longer than
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Similar tosurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Spanishdurar, existir, morar, vivir
Catalanexistir, persistir, viure
Nounslivingthe condition of living or the state of being alive
English > live: 19 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningHave firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"
  • "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"
  • "I lived through two divorces"
Synonymsknow, experience
Narrowerrelive, live overExperience again, often in the imagination
tasteExperience briefly
Broaderexperience, see, go throughgo or live through
Spanishexperimentar, saber, sentir
Catalanexperimentar, saber, sentir
English > live: 19 senses > verb 7, stative
Meaningpursue a positive and satisfying existence.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
Similar toliveLead a certain kind of life
Spanishvivir
Catalanviure

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