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Overview of verb live

The verb live has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (129) populate, dwell, live, inhabit

(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")

2. (51) live

(lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war")

3. (29) survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

(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?")

4. (16) exist, survive, live, subsist

(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")

5. (14) be, live

(have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war")

6. (1) know, experience, 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")

7. live

(pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live")

Overview of adj live

The adj live has 11 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (6) live, unrecorded

(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")

2. 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")

3. alive, live

(possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")

4. live

(highly reverberant; "a live concert hall")

5. live

(charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb")

6. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy

(elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf")

7. live

(abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch")

8. live

(in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread")

9. live

(of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option")

10. hot, live

(charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire")

11. alive, live

(capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive")

Overview of adv live

The adv live has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. live

(not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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