Definition of LIVES

noun : LIVES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"; "get a life!" "he is trying to rebuild his life" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a living person; "his heroism saved a life" ;

  • 10. (

    ) living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon" ;

  • 13. (

    ) a motive for living; "pottery was his life" ;

  • 14. (

    ) a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard" ;

verb : LIVES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be an inhabitant of or reside in; "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. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) continue to live and avoid dying; "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?" "One crash victim died, the other lived" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) 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. (

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

Adjective : LIVES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) highly reverberant; "a live concert hall" ;

  • 5. (

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