- The experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities.
- usage: "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
- synonyms: life
- People who are still living.
- usage: "save your pity for the living"
- 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 financial means whereby one lives.
- usage: "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
- Inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.
- usage: "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"
- Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style.
- usage: "we had to live frugally after the war"
- synonyms: live
- 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"
- 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"
- Have life, be alive.
- usage: "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
- Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations.
- usage: "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"
- Pursue a positive and satisfying existence.
- usage: "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
- synonyms: live
- Pertaining to living persons.
- usage: "within living memory"
- True to life; lifelike.
- usage: "the living image of her mother"
- Informal) absolute. (
- usage: "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
- Still in existence.
- usage: "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
- synonyms: surviving
- Still in active use.
- usage: "a living language"
- Used of minerals or stone. ( in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried)
- usage: "carved into the living stone";
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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