What is the meaning of life?


  • A characteristic state or mode of living.
    • usage: "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
  • The experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities.
    • usage: "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  • The course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living.
    • usage: "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
  • The condition of living or the state of being alive.
    • usage: "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
  • The period during which something is functional (as between birth and death. )
    • usage: "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
  • The period between birth and the present time.
    • usage: "I have known him all his life"
  • The period from the present until death.
    • usage: "he appointed himself emperor for life"
  • A living person.
    • usage: "his heroism saved a life"
  • Animation and energy in action or expression.
    • usage: "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
  • Living things collectively.
    • usage: "the oceans are teeming with life"
  • The organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones.
    • usage: "there is no life on the moon"
  • An account of the series of events making up a person's life.
  • A motive for living.
    • usage: "pottery was his life"
  • A prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives.
    • usage: "he got life for killing the guard"
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