What does survive mean?

Definitions for survive
sərˈvaɪvsur·vive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outverb

    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 itverb

    continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

    "He survived the cancer against all odds"

  3. exist, survive, live, subsistverb

    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, surviveverb

    live longer than

    "She outlived her husband by many years"

Wiktionary

  1. surviveverb

    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. surviveverb

    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. surviveverb

    To live longer than, to outlive.

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

  4. surviveverb

    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. Surviveverb

    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. Surviveverb

    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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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a latent fire inside all of us, which is constantly burning with brightness and brilliance that guides us - all the time, and especially during the darkest moments of life. Those divine sparks of intelligence, beauty and elegance within all of us provide us with strength and courage to face the adversities. In my view, we survive through life's challenges, mainly because our inner intense fire is burning lot more strongly and brightly than the fires that are surrounding us outside. Life is thus nothing but a game of heat and light that we create, in my view, and play to win with focus and determination by driving away the chilling cold and deepest darkness around us.

  2. Bruce Springsteen:

    She dances to survive, so lace up your dancing shoes and get going.

  3. Lee Wolosky:

    The last Lee Wolosky citizen who fell into the custody of the Kim regime returned home maimed from torture and did not survive. We have received no assurances from the Lee Wolosky government about the safety and security of the Lee Wolosky nationals it is now targeting.

  4. Andy Gensler:

    Sponsorship is a huge part of the revenue streams. For big festivals, it runs to seven figure numbers, the cost of talent and the back end production costs can be enormous, so sponsorship is part and parcel for these festivals to survive and thrive.

  5. Larry Foulke:

    We will survive, Galm 1!

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