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Definition of Live


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
  4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
  5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
  6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
  7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
  8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
  9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
  10. 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.
  11. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
  12. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
  13. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
  14. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
  15. Vivid; bright.
  16. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
  17. Life.
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Live Translations

live in Afrikaans is woon
live in Danish is bo
live in Dutch is resideren, gevestigd zijn, huizen
live in Finnish is asua
live in French is habitation, vivons, vivent, demeurer, animation
live in German is leben, wohnen, lebendig, leben, aktive
live in Italian is abitiamo, stare
live in Latin is degero
live in Norwegian is bo, leve
live in Portuguese is vivo, morar, viver
live in Spanish is habitar, vivir
live in Swedish is vistas, leva, bo