What is the meaning of survive?


  • Continue to live through hardship or adversity.
    • usage: "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"
  • Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.. )
    • usage: "He survived the cancer against all odds"
  • Support oneself.
    • usage: "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"
  • Live longer than.
    • usage: "She outlived her husband by many years"
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APAWordNet. (2010). survive. Retrieved May 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/survive/definitions/1314264
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "survive" http://smartdefine.org/survive/definitions/1314264 (accessed May 26, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, survive, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/survive/definitions/1314264>.
MLAWordNet. "survive" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/survive/definitions/1314264>
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