Definitions for LIVElɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to be alive.
to continue to have life; remain alive:
to live to a ripe old age.
to continue in existence, operation, memory, etc.; last:
a book that lives in my memory.
to maintain or support one's existence; provide for oneself:
to live on one's income.
to feed or subsist (usu. fol. by on or upon):
to live on rice and bananas.
to dwell or reside.
to pass life in a specified manner:
They lived happily ever after.
to direct or regulate one's life:
to live by the golden rule.
to experience or enjoy life to the full:
At 50 she was just beginning to live.
to cohabit (usu. fol. by with).
(v.t.)to pass (life):
to live a life of ease.
to practice, represent, or exhibit in one's life:
to live one's philosophy.
live down, to cause (a mistake, disgrace, etc.) to be forgotten or forgiven through one's subsequent blameless behavior.
Category: Verb Phrase
live in (or out),to reside at (or away from) the place of one's employment, esp. as a domestic servant.
Category: Verb Phrase
live up to, to behave so as to satisfy or represent (ideals, standards, etc.).
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for live:
live it up,Informal. to live in an extravagant or wild manner.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of live:
bef. 900; ME; OE lifian, libban, c. OS libbian, lebon, OHG lebēn, ON lifa, Go liban
being alive; living:
of, pertaining to, or during the life of a living being:
the animal's live weight.
characterized by or indicating the presence of living creatures:
the live sounds of the forest.
Informal. (of a person) energetic; alert; lively:
The club members are a really live bunch.
full of life, energy, or activity:
His approach is live and fresh.
burning or glowing:
having resilience or bounce:
a live tennis ball.
being in play, as a baseball or football.
loaded or unexploded:
made up of people who are actually present:
to perform before a live audience.
broadcast while happening or being performed:
a live telecast.
being highly resonant or reverberant, as an auditorium or concert hall.
vivid or bright, as color.
of current interest or importance:
moving or imparting motion:
the live head on a lathe.
still in use, or to be used, as type set up or copy for printing.
electrically connected to a source of potential difference, or electrically charged so as to have a potential different from that of earth:
a live wire.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
(adv.)by transmission at the actual moment of occurrence or performance:
a program broadcast live.
Origin of live:
1535–45; aph. form of alive
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"
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"
"the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
"a live concert hall"
charged with an explosive
"live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy(adj)
elastic; rebounds readily
"clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
abounding with life and energy
"the club members are a really live bunch"
in current use or ready for use
"live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
of current relevance
"a live issue"; "still a live option"
charged or energized with electricity
"a hot wire"; "a live wire"
capable of erupting
"a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
populate, dwell, live, inhabit(verb)
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"
lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
"we had to live frugally after the war"
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)
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?"
exist, survive, live, subsist(verb)
"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
"Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
know, experience, live(verb)
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"
pursue a positive and satisfying existence
"You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
"the opera was broadcast live"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to be or stay alive
My great-grandfather lived when there were few cars around.; They were not sure if she would live or not.
to have your home somewhere
Where do you live?; We've lived in Germany for three years.; She lives at 32 Laurel Road.; Do you live in a house or an apartment?
to have a particular type of life
We live a simple life.; The villagers live in fear of rebel attacks.; to live in comfort/poverty/peace
indicates you can accept sth you do not like very much
I can live with the noise, but not the smell.
living, not dead
a live mouse
having electricity running through
a live wire
(of a TV or radio show) being broadcast and seen or heard at the same time
a live talk show
(of a concert, performance, etc.) performed in front of an audience
a live performance
(of ammunition, bullets, etc.) real and able to explode
at the same time as being seen or heard
We're broadcasting live from Times Square.
in front of an audience, not recorded
She would be singing live to a huge audience.
to be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity
to pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully
to make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside
to be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc
to enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness
to feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain
to have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith
to be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils
to outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm
to spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life
to act habitually in conformity with; to practice
having life; alive; living; not dead
being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers
full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator
imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe
Live is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chris Shinn. Live's original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in November 2009. Live achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album, Throwing Copper, which has sold eight million copies in the US. The band had a string of hit singles in the mid-1990s including "Lightning Crashes", which stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 consecutive weeks and the Modern Rock Tracks chart for nine weeks from February 25 to April 22, 1995. The band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Their last three studio albums fared only moderately well in the US, but they continued to enjoy success in The Netherlands, South Africa and Australasia. When touring, Live have used additional musicians, most notably Ed's younger brother Adam Kowalczyk on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. British keyboard player Michael "Railo" Railton and guitarist Christopher Thorn of the band Blind Melon have also toured with Live. On November 30, 2009, Chad Taylor revealed that what had initially been termed a "two-year hiatus" was more likely the end of the band, due to what he felt were inappropriate and possibly illegal actions by Ed Kowalczyk, which have resulted in a lawsuit being filed against him by the other three band members. In June 2011, Taylor revealed that he, Gracey and Dahlheimer were to reform Live without Kowalczyk, who confirmed that he would not work with the other three again. In March 2012, Chris Shinn, formerly of the band Unified Theory, replaced Kowalczyk as lead singer.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] Opposite of ‘test’. Refers to actual real-world data or a program working with it. For example, the response to “I think the record deleter is finished” might be “Is it live yet?” or “Have you tried it out on live data?” This usage usually carries the connotation that live data is more fragile and must not be corrupted, or bad things will happen. So a more appropriate response might be: “Well, make sure it works perfectly before we throw live data at it.” The implication here is that record deletion is something pretty significant, and a haywire record-deleter running amok live would probably cause great harm.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LIVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #753
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LIVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #522
Rank popularity for the word 'LIVE' in Verbs Frequency: #62
Rank popularity for the word 'LIVE' in Adjectives Frequency: #464
Translations for LIVE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having life; not dead
a live mouse.
- حَي، غَيْر مَيِّتArabic
- vivoPortuguese (BR)
- vivente, vivoItalian
- 살아 있는Korean
- canlı, diriTurkish
- 活的Chinese (Trad.)
- 活的Chinese (Simp.)
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