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"
(Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
(Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.
(Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.
Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.
Origin: [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive, Life.]
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
Origin: [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. lebn, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
liv, v.i. to have, or continue in, life, temporal or spiritual: to last, subsist: to enjoy life: to direct one's course of life: to be nourished or supported: to dwell.—v.t. to spend: to act in conformity to:—pr.p. liv′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. lived.—adj. Liv′able, capable of being lived: habitable.—n. Liv′er.—Live down, live so as to cause a slander, a grief, &c. to be forgotten by one's self or others; Live out, to continue alive until the end of anything: (U.S.) to be from home in domestic service; Live under, to be tenant to; Live up to, to rule one's life according to some standard. [A.S. lifian; Ger. leben.]
līv, adj. having life: alive, not dead: active: containing fire: burning: vivid.—Lived (līvd), used in compounds, as long-lived.—ns. Live′-axle, driving-axle; Live′-bait, a living worm or minnow used in fishing: Live′-cir′cuit, a circuit through which an electric current is flowing.—n.pl. Live′-feath′ers, those plucked from the living fowl.—n. Live′-lē′ver, that one of a pair of brake-levers to which the power is first applied:—opp. to Dead-lever.—adj. Live′-long, that lives or lasts long.—ns. Live′-oak, an American oak, with durable wood; Live′-shell, a shell loaded and fused for firing, or fired and not yet exploded; Live′-stock, domestic animals, esp. horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs; Live′-well, the well in a fishing-boat where fish are kept alive.
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.
British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of LIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of LIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- woon, oorleef, leefAfrikaans
- ينجو, عَاشَ, سَكَنَArabic
- жывы́, жыцьBelarusian
- bev, bevaBreton
- en viu, viu, viureCatalan, Valencian
- v přímém přenose, živý, živě, žít, bydletCzech
- житиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- bo, overleve, leveDanish
- lebend, direkt, live, Live-, scharf, leben, überleben, wohnenGerman
- λάιβ, ηλεκτροφόρος, άσκαστος, άκαυστος, ρευματοφόρος, ζωντανός, ζωηρός, άκαυτος, ζωντανά, επιβιώνω, μένω, επιζώ, ζωGreek
- vivi, loĝiEsperanto
- en vivo, en directo, vivo, vivir, morarSpanish
- زندگی کردن, زیستنPersian
- elävä, suora, kova, live-, asua, elää, selvitäFinnish
- liva, búgvaFaroese
- en direct, vivant, demeurer, vivre, habiterFrench
- libjeWestern Frisian
- beo, cónaigh, [[bí]] [[beo]], bí i do bheatha, mair, bí i do chónaíIrish
- beò, fuirich, mair, bi, còmhnaichScottish Gaelic
- חי, גָּרHebrew
- जीवित, सीधा प्रसारण, जीवंत, सजीव, निवास करना, जीना, रहनाHindi
- élő, lakik, élHungarian
- ապրե, կեամ, ապրելArmenian
- secara langsung, hidupIndonesian
- vivar, rezidarIdo
- beint, lifandi, búa, lifaIcelandic
- dal vivo, in diretta, vivo, live, vivere, abitareItalian
- ライブ, 生, 暮らす, 住む, 生きるJapanese
- ცხოვრება, სიცოცხლეGeorgian
- тұру, өмір сүруKazakh
- zindî, ziyandar, jîndar, sax, ژیان, jiyan, jînKurdish
- жашоо, өмүр сүрүүKyrgyz
- vivo, habitoLatin
- wunnen, liewenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ທຽວສົງສານ, ຢູ່Lao
- dzīvs, dzīvotLatvian
- နေ, အသက်ရှင်Burmese
- scherp, levend, live, rechtstreeks, leven, voortbestaan, verderleven, overleven, wonenDutch
- direkte, live, leve, boNorwegian
- viu, viureOccitan
- żywy, na żywo, przeżyć, mieszkać, żyć, przetrwaćPolish
- ao vivo, ativo, vivo, carregado, sobreviver, viver, morar, perseverarPortuguese
- viu, în direct, locui, supraviețui, a avea locuință, trăiRomanian
- живьём, живо́й, в [[прямой, лайв, прожива́ть, прожи́ть, жить, выжива́тьRussian
- bívere, campai, vívereSardinian
- eallitNorthern Sami
- жи̑в, у̏жӣво, ȕžīvo, žȋv, žívjeti, жи́вјети, žíveti, жи́ветиSerbo-Croatian
- ජීවත් වෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- naživo, v priamom prenose, prežiť, žiť, bývať, zažiťSlovak
- v žívo, žív, živetiSlovene
- gjallë, jetojAlbanian
- dula, phelaSouthern Sotho
- levande, skarp, strömförande, leva, boSwedish
- зиндагӣ карданTajik
- สด, อาศัย, มีชีวิต, อาศัยอยู่, อยู่Thai
- mabuhay, manirahanTagalog
- canlı, yaşamakTurkish
- на́живо, прожива́ти, жи́ти, ме́шкатиUkrainian
- رہنا, جیناUrdu
- ở, sốngVietnamese
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