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. Terry Pratchett, Eric:

    The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.

  2. Gary Chaison:

    The question that labor leaders must be asking is, 'can unions survive a Scott Walker presidency?’.

  3. Carmen de Monteflores:

    Oppression can only survive through silence.

  4. President Martin Lau:

    Every time after major crises or bubbles, those who survive become the best companies, so in my view, short-term pressure may intensify, but I'm optimistic for the long-term... Even though now is a relatively bad time, the best time awaits afterwards.

  5. Jesus Alebio Portillo:

    When we came back everything was covered by the jungle. We lost everything. We had to start all over again, the land is how I breathe, live and survive. Working the land is the only thing I know how to do. I can't survive in the city. I can only beg for food there.

Images & Illustrations of survive

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