live

Definitions

  • "'Does Miss Everard live here?' he inquired."
    "'Does Miss Everard live here?' he inquired."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj live capable of erupting "a live volcano","the volcano is very much alive"
    • adj live possessing life "the happiest person alive","the nerve is alive","doctors are working hard to keep him alive","burned alive","a live canary"
    • adj live exerting force or containing energy "live coals","tossed a live cigarette out the window","got a shock from a live wire","live ore is unmined ore","a live bomb","a live ball is one in play"
    • adj live charged or energized with electricity "a hot wire","a live wire"
    • adj live of current relevance "a live issue","still a live option"
    • adj live in current use or ready for use "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
    • adj live abounding with life and energy "the club members are a really live bunch"
    • adj live elastic; rebounds readily "clean bouncy hair","a lively tennis ball","as resilient as seasoned hickory","springy turf"
    • adj live actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing "a live television program","brought to you live from Lincoln Center","live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"
    • adj live charged with an explosive "live ammunition","a live bomb"
    • adj live highly reverberant "a live concert hall"
    • adv live not recorded "the opera was broadcast live"
    • v live have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations "I know the feeling!","have you ever known hunger?","I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict","The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare","I lived through two divorces"
    • v live have life, be alive "Our great leader is no more","My grandfather lived until the end of war"
    • v live lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style "we had to live frugally after the war"
    • v live pursue a positive and satisfying existence "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
    • v live 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"
    • v live 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?"
    • v live inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of "People lived in Africa millions of years ago","The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted","this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean","deer are populating the woods"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'" "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
The family with whom I lived in Soissons The family with whom I lived in Soissons
A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling
No. 141, Bayham Street, Camden Town, where the Dickens Family lived in 1823 No. 141, Bayham Street, Camden Town, where the Dickens Family lived in 1823
No. 11, Ordnance Terrace, Chatham. Where the Dickens Family lived 1817-21 No. 11, Ordnance Terrace, Chatham. Where the Dickens Family lived 1817-21
Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families...
Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness...
At lst the heralds came to the house where Cinderella lived At lst the heralds came to the house where Cinderella lived

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rabbits can live up to ten years
    • Live Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. "The live ether."
    • Live (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.
    • Live (Elec) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
    • Live Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
    • Live Having life; alive; living; not dead. "If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it."
    • Live (Engin) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.
    • n Live līv Life.
    • Live Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.
    • Live (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.
    • Live To act habitually in conformity with; to practice. "To live the Gospel."
    • Live To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity. "Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live ."
    • Live To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils. "Those who live by labor."
    • Live To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc. "Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
      We write in water."
    • Live To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live . "What greater curse could envious fortune give
      Than just to die when I began to live ?"
    • Live To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
    • Live To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith. "The just shall live by faith."
    • Live To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea. "Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years."
    • Live To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. "A strong mast that lived upon the sea."
    • Live To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully. "O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!"
    • Live To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
    • Live Vivid; bright. "The live carnation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years
    • live To continue in being; remain or be kept alive; not to die, perish, or be destroyed: said of both animate and inanimate things, corporeal or incorporeal.
    • live To have life; possess organic vitality; be capable of performing vital functions: said of animals and plants.
    • live To use or pass life; direct the course of one's life; regulate one's manner of existing: as, to live well or ill, in either a physical or a moral sense.
    • live Hence, used absolutely To make full use of life or its opportunities; get the greatest advantage or enjoyment from existence.
    • live To abide; have or make an abiding-place; dwell or reside; have place: as, to live in a town; to live with one's parents.
    • live To have means of subsistence; receive or procure a maintenance; get a livelihood: as, to live on one's income.
    • live To feed; subsist; be nourished: with by before the means or method, and on or upon (sometimes with) before the material: as, cattle live on grass and grain; to live on the fat of the land.
    • live In Scripture, to have spiritual life, either here or hereafter; exist or be sustained spiritually.
    • live Synonyms Sojourn, Continue, etc. See abide.
    • live To continue in constantly or habitually; pass; spend: as, to live a life of ease.
    • live To act habitually in conformity to.
    • live Being in life; living; animate; not dead: as, a live animal or plant.
    • live Lively; animated; alert; energetic; not listless or inert: as, a live preacher; a live book.
    • live Manifesting life or energy; acting as if with living force; effective; operative; ready for immediate use or work; under pressure, as of steam: as, a live machine; live steam, etc. See phrases below.
    • live Glowing; vivid: as, a live coal.
    • live Fresh; not stale or impure.
    • live Of present use or interest; not effete, obsolete, or out of date; subject to present or prospective need: as, the live topics of the day; live matter (in a printing-office).
    • n live A Middle English oblique form of life, still existing in alive and livelong.
    • live In machinery, having motion, as distinguished from fixed or stationary: as, a live axle.
    • live In electricity, connected directly or indirectly with a source of electric power, whether carrying current or not: said of a circuit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, pigs live for about 15 years
    • v.i Live liv to have, or continue in, life, temporal or spiritual: to last, subsist: to enjoy life: to direct one's course of life: to be nourished or supported: to dwell
    • v.t Live to spend: to act in conformity to:—pr.p. liv′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. lived
    • adj Live līv having life: alive, not dead: active: containing fire: burning: vivid
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Quotations

  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.”
  • Karl Wallenda
    Karl Wallenda
    “Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
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    “Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.”
  • William Wallace
    William Wallace
    “Every man dies. Not every man really lives. [In the movie Braveheart]”

Idioms

Don't throw bricks when you live in a glass house - Don't call others out on actions that you, yourself do. Don't be a hypocrite.
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Earn a living - To make money. Example: We need to get a good job to earn a decent living.
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Live and let live - If you live and let live, you accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life.
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Live high off the hog - If you are living high off the hog, you are living lavishly.
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Live wire - A person who is very active, both mentally and physically, is a live wire.
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Living over the brush - Living together out of wedlock. "They are living over the brush" originates from a form of marriage when a couple held hands and jumped over a besom to signal their commitment to each other, because they couldn't have a church marriage.
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People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian,; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. lebēn, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa, to live, to be left, to remain, Goth. liban, to live; akin to E. leave, to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip, to anoint, smear; -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]

Usage

In literature:

If we deliberately prefer to live in crowds for the larger part of our lives, we must expect our lives to be cut and fitted accordingly.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
She would try to persuade herself that she could live as her aunt had lived, and yet be whole and round.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
There the animals, birds, and plants are free to live their lives unmolested.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The kids has got to live and we've got to live.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Mr. Hill lived in one of these houses and next door on the east lived Mr. Vanderwerken.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
They call those righteous who live according to the letter of the Law, and yet these are the very souls which do not live.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Son living in dat big house and grandson living down dere.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The boy had to live as his friends lived or give them up.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
All our lives she has lived with me and loved me.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
They are far happier than girls; they have more freedom, more zest, in their lives.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She was not living the apparent life of her days.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Who says their lives are over because they live among the Sauk?
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Whether she live, let her live to Thee; or whether she die, let her die to Thee.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Jack remembered all she had told him, and he and his mother lived together very happily all the rest of their lives.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
And he who can live his life, what cares he for reading of the lives of other people?
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Live and let live, that's what I say.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I saw my mother and father living sharply separate lives, and I saw few kisses between them.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
For my part, I say with Lessing, It is better to live among bad people, than to live apart from everybody.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
You who have lived, not merely looked at, both lives, decide.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

There was a man
Who made his living
By painting roses
Upon silk.
"The Painter on Silk" by Amy Lowell
Yet is it that, though whiling
The time somehow
In walking, talking, smiling,
I live not now.
"The Dead Man Walking" by Thomas Hardy
I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again. . .
"Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova
May thou live on till youth has pass'd,
And feel but little pain,
And may thou, in a blest old age,
Live o'er your youth again.
"To Miss -" by Thomas Frederick Young
Yea, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this Spring;
That He Who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior!
"I Am Not Skilled To Understand" by Dora Greenwell
Not a girl in old times living—
Let the world talk as it may—
Found such reasons for Thanksgiving,
As the girls who live to-day!
"The Boys' And Girls' Thanksgiving of 1892" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Come see a live taping of Live Wire .
In this episode of Kayak Fishing: Game On, Jim Sammons provides valuable tips on how to go live and live large.
How to Live Forever, opens June 24 at Living Room Theaters, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.
Live long, live healthy with a few simple tips.
The Wauchula, Fl native worked for the City of Live Oak Fire Department and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Live Oak.
LIVE OAK — Gov Rick Scott says he has deep sympathy for victims of massive flooding in Live Oak.
A living trust should not be confused with a living will.
Buffett's first digital album release, Volcano – Live 2011, is downloadable through iTunes and has new live versions of the songs from the classic album.
Living in the Northland we try to cram a lot of living in during the brief bit of summer we do have.
It was a bad week for advocates working to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
MOUNT WASHINGTON — Tucked away in a small apartment at the Ethos at Woodlake Senior Living Community, James and Margaret Floore live quietly together.
He had lived in Kelly Township since March 2012 and before that lived on Lohr Road, Mifflinburg.
Live from our annual Entrepreneurs Conference, see the Internet marketing guru and other business leaders via our live stream.
"Filmmaking is a chance to live many lives," said the late, great director Robert Altman.
Netop has integrated its Live Guide live chat software with Zendesk, a customer service platform that enables support agents to receive, process, and respond to service requests.
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In science:

Each tree T is weighted with a factor ρ(T , X ) depending on the geometry and possibly on the additional “matter” fields X living on the vertices of the tree.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
It is in fact possible to count the number of degrees of freedom that should live in the theory dual to this background .
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
The quark fields live on the sites and the gauge fields on the links of the lattice.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
This is the same as conditioning the measure MGL,u,q to live on partitions of size n.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Theorem 8 will show that the above algorithm samples from MGL,u,q conditioned to live on partitions of size n.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Using Lemma 6, Theorem 9 proves that the algorithm for sampling from MP l,q conditioned to live on |λ| = n works.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Fristedt’s interest was in studying what a uniformly chosen partition of an integer looks like, and conditioning Pq to live on partitions of size n gives a uniform partition.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
However, this is not useful in general, so we have considered also live shift conditions.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
Shaposhnikov, “Do we Live Inside a Domain Wall”, Phys.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
Since we have a graph on a cylinder we and the paths to live on the cylinder also so we require that S (t + 2M ) = S (t).
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
The uniform coupling of the bulk scalar to any contribution to the vacuum energy on the brane may be problematic due to scaling anomalies in the theory living on the brane.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
The existence of Hα emission itself indicates that a cluster is < 10 Myr, since the O and B stars required to ionize the gas only live for this long (e.g., see the Leitherer & Heckman 1995 models).
The Formation of Star Clusters
This theory has N = 1 supersymmetry, meaning that the supersymmetry generators live in a single 32-component spinor representation of the 11D Lorentz group.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The dynamics of these string- and brane-like solutions can be described through an effective action living on the world-volume of the string or higher-dimensional brane.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Moreover we have shown that the number of eigenvectors with eigenvalue 0 living on the core is o(N ) and numerical simulations could give the precise asymptotics.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
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