live

live
live1 [liv]
vi.
lived, living [ME liven < OE libban (akin to ON lifa, Goth liban, Ger leben) < IE * lib(h)s- < base * leibh-, to live]
1. to be alive; have life
2.
a) to remain alive
b) to last; endure
3.
a) to pass one's life in a specified manner [to live happily]
b) to regulate or conduct one's life [to live by a strict moral code]
4. to enjoy a full and varied life [to really know how to live]
5.
a) to maintain life; support oneself [to live on a pension]
b) to be dependent for a living (with off)
6. to feed; subsist; have as one's usual food [to live on fruits and nuts]
7. to make one's dwelling; reside
8. to remain in human memory of [men's good deeds live after them]
vt.
1. to practice or carry out in one's life [to live one's faith]
2. to spend; pass [to live a useful life]
3. to act (a role in a play) very convincingly or feelingly
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live and let live
to do as one wishes and let other people do the same; be tolerant
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live down
to live in such a way as to wipe out the memory or shame of (some fault, misdeed, etc.)
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live high
to live in luxury
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live in
to live at the place where one is in domestic service
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live it up Slang
1. to have a joyful, hilarious time
2. to indulge in pleasures, extravagances, etc. that one usually forgoes
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live out
1. to live until the end of; last through
2. to sleep away from the place where one is in domestic service
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live up to
to live or act in accordance with (certain ideals, promises, expectations, etc.)
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live well
1. to live in luxury
2. to lead a virtuous life
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live with
1. to dwell with; be a lodger at the home of
2. to cohabit with
3. to tolerate; bear; endure
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where one lives
Slang in a sensitive or vulnerable area
live2 [līv]
adj.
[aphetic for ALIVE]
1. having life; not dead
2. of the living state or living beings
3. having positive qualities, as of warmth, vigor, vitality, brightness, brilliance, etc. [a live organization, a live color ]
4. of immediate or present interest [a live issue]
5.
a) still burning or glowing [a live spark]
b) not extinct [a live volcano]
6. not yet burned: said of a match
7. charged for explosion; unexploded [a live shell]
8. carrying electrical current [a live wire]
9. in the native state; not quarried or mined [live rocks]
10. having resilience or elasticity [a live rubber ball]
11. fresh; pure: said of the air
12.
a) involving an appearance or performance in person, rather than a filmed or recorded one; transmitted during the actual performance [a live broadcast]
b) recorded at a public performance
13. Mech. imparting motion or power
14. Printing set up ready to be printed
15. Sports in play [a live ball]
adv.
in, from, or at an actual or public performance [recorded live at a nightclub]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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