noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
- he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
noun people who are still living
- save your pity for the living
noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
life; animation; aliveness.
- while there's life there's hope
- life depends on many chemical and physical processes
noun the financial means whereby one lives
support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance; keep.
- each child was expected to pay for their keep
- he applied to the state for support
- he could no longer earn his own livelihood
verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
dwell; live; inhabit; populate.
- 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
verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
- we had to live frugally after the war
verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go; survive.
- 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?
verb support oneself
survive; live; exist; subsist.
- 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
verb have life, be alive
- Our great leader is no more
- My grandfather lived until the end of war
verb have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
live; know; experience.
- 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
verb pursue a positive and satisfying existence
- You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live
adjective pertaining to living persons
adjective satellite true to life; lifelike
- the living image of her mother
adjective satellite (informal) absolute
- she is a living doll
- scared the living daylights out of them
- beat the living hell out of him
adjective satellite still in existence
- the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil
- the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania
adjective satellite still in active use
adjective satellite (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;
- carved into the living stone
- The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. "Health and living."
- Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living. " A vicious living."
- Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.
She can spin for her living.
He divided unto them his living.
Luke xv. 12.
- Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.
- The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives. Eng.
He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living
Sharpen your Skills with the Masters
"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!