What does SURVIVE mean?

Definitions for SURVIVE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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?"

  2. survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it(verb)

    continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

    "He survived the cancer against all odds"

  3. exist, survive, live, subsist(verb)

    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"

  4. outlive, outlast, survive(verb)

    live longer than

    "She outlived her husband by many years"

Wiktionary

  1. survive(Verb)

    Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.

    Etymology: From survivre, survivre, from supervivere, from super + vivere, akin to vita; see vivid. Compare devive, revive.

  2. survive(Verb)

    Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.

    Etymology: From survivre, survivre, from supervivere, from super + vivere, akin to vita; see vivid. Compare devive, revive.

  3. survive(Verb)

    To live longer than, to outlive.

    Etymology: From survivre, survivre, from supervivere, from super + vivere, akin to vita; see vivid. Compare devive, revive.

  4. survive(Verb)

    To live past a life-threatening event.

    He did not survive the accident.

    Etymology: From survivre, survivre, from supervivere, from super + vivere, akin to vita; see vivid. Compare devive, revive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Survive(verb)

    to live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event

    Etymology: [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over + vivere to live. See Super-, and Victuals.]

  2. Survive(verb)

    to remain alive; to continue to live

    Etymology: [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over + vivere to live. See Super-, and Victuals.]

Freebase

  1. Survive

    Survive is the ninth studio album by Japanese rock band B'z. The album sold 1,040,160 copies in its first week, lower than their last studio album, the album still managed to sell over 1,723,030 copies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Survive

    sur-vīv′, v.t. to live beyond: to outlive.—v.i. to remain alive.—n. Survī′val, a surviving or living after: any custom or belief surviving in folklore from a more or less savage earlier state of society, long after the philosophy or rationale of it is forgotten.—p.adj. Survī′ving, continuing alive: outliving.—ns. Survī′vor, one who survives or lives after another; Survī′vorship.—Survival of the fittest, the preservation of favourable variations, attended with the destruction of injurious ones, such being the result of Natural Selection (see Natural). [Fr.,—L. super, beyond, vivĕre, to live.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURVIVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2929

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURVIVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2852

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURVIVE' in Verbs Frequency: #292

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How to say SURVIVE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURVIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURVIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of SURVIVE in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Sassoon:

    There's only one way to survive this, there is only total and complete, utter surrender.

  2. Suzanne Perry:

    It was really touching that someone would reach so far into their own pocket to help us survive this.

  3. Alexander Pryor:

    We found pieces of soft plant tissue typically found in edible roots or tubers, hinting at a plant food component in peoples' diet, these finds are important because they illustrate how our human ancestors adapted to survive the harsh environments of the last Ice Age by making use of the resources they found around them.

  4. Jamaal Bowman:

    When you have the resources, you expect the resources to continue to be present and serve your family and your community, when you have less, generally, you tend to just want to have what you need in order to survive and get by. That has been the case historically.

  5. Brianna Vorhees:

    She was really in a fragile state, we didn't know if she was even going to survive beyond 48 hours.

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