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Definition 1: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations - [verb of cognition]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I know the feeling!
  • have you ever known hunger?
  • 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

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of live ) experience briefly

"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

(... is a kind of live ) experience again, often in the imagination

"He relived the horrors of war"

Definition 2: have life, be alive - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our great leader is no more
  • My grandfather lived until the end of war

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live has a similar meaning as ...) continue to live and avoid dying

"We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents" "how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"

Definition 3: support oneself - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could barely exist on such a low wage
  • Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
  • Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of live ) be alive

"Every creature that breathes"

(... is a kind of live ) live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely

"My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"

(live has a similar meaning as ...) continue to live and avoid dying

"We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents" "how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"

Definition 4: continue to live and avoid dying - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went without water and food for 3 days
  • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
  • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • One crash victim died, the other lived

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of live ) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

"Her shoes won't hold up" "This theory won't hold water"

(... is a kind of live ) survive from season to season, of plants

(... is a kind of live ) live out one's life; live to the end

(live has a similar meaning as ...) have life, be alive

"Our great leader is no more" "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

(live has a similar meaning as ...) support oneself

"he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Definition 5: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we had to live frugally after the war

(... is a kind of live ) lodge and take meals (at)

(... is a kind of live ) live from day to day, as with some hardship

"He eked out his years in great poverty"

(... is a kind of live ) lead a bachelor's existence

(... is a kind of live ) live like a buccaneer

(... is a kind of live ) live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla

(... is a kind of live ) live like a pig, in squalor

(... is a kind of live ) lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind

(... is a kind of live ) indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

(... is a kind of live ) live so as to annul some previous behavior

"You can never live this down!"

(... is a kind of live ) live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"

(... is a kind of live ) live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

(... is a kind of live ) live one's life in a specified environment

"she moves in certain circles only"

(... is a kind of live ) choose a simpler life style after questioning personal and career satisfaction goals

"After 3 decades in politics, she cashed out and moved to Polynesia"

(live implies ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

(live has a similar meaning as ...) pursue a positive and satisfying existence

"You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"

Definition 6: pursue a positive and satisfying existence - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

(live has a similar meaning as ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

Definition 7: be an inhabitant of or reside in - [verb of stative]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
  • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
  • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
  • deer are populating the woods

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of live ) occupy as a tenant

(... is a kind of live ) inhabit a nest, usually after building

"birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

(... is a kind of live ) live in or as if in a tent

"Can we go camping again this summer?" "The circus tented near the town" "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"

(... is a kind of live ) be a lodger; stay temporarily

"Where are you lodging in Paris?"

(... is a kind of live ) share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple

(... is a kind of live ) cause to have too great a population

"Some towns in New Jersey are becoming overpopulated"

(... is a kind of live ) furnish with people

"The plains are sparsely populated"

(... is a kind of live ) make one's home in a particular place or community

"may parents reside in Florida"

(... is a kind of live ) live (in a certain place)

"She resides in Princeton" "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

(... is a kind of live ) live or be located as a neighbor

"the neighboring house"

(... is a kind of live ) live and take one's meals at or in

"she rooms in an old boarding house"

Definition 8: possessing life - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the happiest person alive
  • the nerve is alive
  • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
  • burned alive
  • a live canary

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is similar to ...) (of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth; not stillborn

"a liveborn baby"

(live is similar to ...) capable of life or normal growth and development

"viable seeds" "a viable fetus"

(live is similar to ...) manifesting or characteristic of life

"a vital, living organism" "vital signs"

(means also ...) endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

"we are animate beings"

(... are attributes of live) the property of being able to survive and grow

"the vitality of a seed"

(... are attributes of live) the condition of living or the state of being alive

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Definition 9: exerting force or containing energy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(live is similar to ...) (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried

"carved into the living stone"

(means also ...) (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

"active volcanos"

Definition 10: actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a live television program
  • brought to you live from Lincoln Center
  • live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is similar to ...) not recorded on film or tape

Definition 11: not recorded - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the opera was broadcast live

Definition 12: charged or energized with electricity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hot wire
  • a live wire

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is similar to ...) of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge

"charged particles" "a charged battery"

(live belongs to category ...) a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons

Definition 13: of current relevance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a live issue
  • still a live option

(live is similar to ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

Definition 14: elastic; rebounds readily - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean bouncy hair
  • a lively tennis ball
  • as resilient as seasoned hickory
  • springy turf

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is similar to ...) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

Definition 15: abounding with life and energy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the club members are a really live bunch

(live is similar to ...) full of life and energy

"a lively discussion" "lively and attractive parents" "a lively party"

(live is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 16: charged with an explosive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • live ammunition
  • a live bomb

(live is similar to ...) (of weapons) charged with ammunition

"a loaded gun"

Definition 17: highly reverberant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a live concert hall

(live is similar to ...) having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

"a reverberant room" "the reverberant booms of cannon"

Definition 18: in current use or ready for use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

(live is similar to ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

(live belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 19: capable of erupting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where live or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a live volcano
  • the volcano is very much alive

Synonyms for live in the sense of this definition

(live is similar to ...) (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

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