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"


  1. survive(Verb)

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

  2. survive(Verb)

    Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.

  3. survive(Verb)

    To live longer than, to outlive.

  4. survive(Verb)

    To live past a life-threatening event.

    He did not survive the accident.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Survive(verb)

    to remain alive; to continue to live

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


  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

How to pronounce SURVIVE?

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How to say SURVIVE in sign language?

  1. survive


  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. Dejen Asefaw:

    It's not enough to survive.

  2. Pearl Bailey:

    We must change in order to survive.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Life is given to live, not survive.

  4. Ronnie Jackson:

    That’s the only way we can survive.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    They want to see our democracy survive.

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