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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Livesn.s. [the plural of life.

    So short is life, that every peasant strives,
    In a farm house, or field, to have three lives. John Donne.


  1. Lives

    "Other People's Lives is a 1997 7" single by American indie rock band Modest Mouse. The single features "Other People's Lives" on the A-side, with "Grey Ice Water" on the B-side. Both songs later appeared on the Building Nothing Out of Something compilation and were left unreleased elsewhere. The first pressing was on clear bright blue vinyl. Up Records claims this was a mispressing and subsequent pressings were on dark seafoam green marbled vinyl. The green vinyl edition is rarer than the mispressed blue vinyl.


  1. lives

    Lives, in its plural form, generally refers to the condition or existence of individual organisms, particularly living beings such as humans, animals, or plants. It encompasses the activities, experiences, and the overall span of time during which an organism survives and functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lives

    of Life

  2. Livesnoun

    pl. of Life

  3. Lives

    alive; living; with life

  4. Etymology: [Orig. a genitive sing. of life.]


  1. LiVES

    LiVES is a free video editing software and VJ tool, released under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later. There are binary versions available for most popular Linux distributions. There are also ports for BSD, and it will run under Solaris and IRIX. It has been compiled under OSX Leopard, but not thoroughly tested on that platform

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lives

    līvz, n. plural of life.

Editors Contribution

  1. lives

    Plural form and verb form of the word live.

    Together their lives are calm, loving and joyful.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

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  1. lives

    Lives vs. Lifes -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Lives and Lifes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lives' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1329

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lives' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1628

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lives in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Lives in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Ron Hickman:

    When the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control, we've heard 'Black lives matter,' 'All lives matter.' Well, cops' lives matter, too. So why don't we just drop the qualifier, and just say 'Lives matter,' and take that to the bank.

  2. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.:

    Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.


    I will challenge anyone today and say this:- if bob marley and peter tosh were alive today, those who try to sell them, their images, and works would never get away with it! I must also add- if their sons and daughters allows this to happen to their fathers, being raped in their graves, then the consequences are theirs to bear. I knew their fathers before they were born. I know my brethrens spirits lives! jah lives! rastafari is, and lives! I am ras cardo from trench town.

  4. Scott C. Holstad:

    There’s this space in our lives that we attempt to fill with more space and the nothingness grows larger while our lives get smaller, a fact we can’t seem to accept very well. So, we take walks and we work and we go to movies and basketball games and church and we Exist in our nothing lives and when we die a speech is made and we are forgotten once again, only more permanently this time.

  5. Harris County:

    This rhetoric has gotten out of control, we've heard 'black lives matter,' 'All lives matter.' Well, cops' lives matter, too. So why don't we just drop the qualifier, and just say 'Lives matter,' and take that to the bank?

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. bristly
    • C. flabby
    • D. repugnant

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