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Definition of Life

Life

  1. The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable organisms.
  2. Of human beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.
  3. The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
  4. Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.
  5. A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation, etc.; hence, human affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of Indians, or of miners.
  6. Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
  7. That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.
  8. The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from the life.
  9. A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.
  10. The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.
  11. An essential constituent of life, esp. the blood.
  12. A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.
  13. Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.
  14. Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.

Life Quotations

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. - Audrey Hepburn
The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholom Aleichem
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith
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Life Translations

life in Afrikaans is lewe
life in Danish is liv
life in Dutch is hachje, leven
life in French is vie, animation, vie utile
life in German is Leben, Standzeit, Lebensdauer, Lebensdauer
life in Italian is stare, durata della vita
life in Latin is vita
life in Norwegian is liv
life in Portuguese is vida
life in Spanish is vida
life in Swedish is levnad, liv, leverne