Definition of Live


  • pursue a positive and satisfying existence
    "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
  • have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    "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"
  • have life, be alive
    "Our great leader is no more"
    "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
  • 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"
  • continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "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?"
    - live on - hold up - hold out
  • lead a certain kind of life
    live in a certain style
    "we had to live frugally after the war"
  • inhabit or live in
    be an inhabitant of
    "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"


  • capable of erupting
    "a live volcano"
    "the volcano is very much alive"
  • charged or energized with electricity
    "a hot wire"
    "a live wire"
  • of current relevance
    "a live issue"
    "still a live option"
  • in current use or ready for use
    "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
  • abounding with life and energy
    "the club members are a really live bunch"
  • elastic
    rebounds readily
    "clean bouncy hair"
    "a lively tennis ball"
    "as resilient as seasoned hickory"
    "springy turf"
  • charged with an explosive
    "live ammunition"
    "a live bomb"
  • highly reverberant
    "a live concert hall"
  • possessing life
    "the happiest person alive"
    "the nerve is alive"
    "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"
    "burned alive"
    "a live canary"
  • exerting force or containing energy
    "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"
  • actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
    "a live television program"
    "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"
    "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"


  • not recorded
    "the opera was broadcast live"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble live

11 unscramble word found using the letters live.

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