- livelive1 [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 life2.a) to remain aliveb) to last; endure3.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; reside8. 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——————live and let liveto do as one wishes and let other people do the same; be tolerant——————live downto live in such a way as to wipe out the memory or shame of (some fault, misdeed, etc.)——————live highto live in luxury——————live into live at the place where one is in domestic service——————live it up Slang1. to have a joyful, hilarious time2. to indulge in pleasures, extravagances, etc. that one usually forgoes——————live out1. to live until the end of; last through☆ 2. to sleep away from the place where one is in domestic service——————live up toto live or act in accordance with (certain ideals, promises, expectations, etc.)——————live well1. to live in luxury2. to lead a virtuous life——————live with1. to dwell with; be a lodger at the home of2. to cohabit with3. to tolerate; bear; endure——————where one livesSlang in a sensitive or vulnerable arealive2 [līv]adj.[aphetic for ALIVE]1. having life; not dead2. of the living state or living beings3. 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 match7. 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 air12.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 performance13. Mech. imparting motion or power14. Printing set up ready to be printed15. Sports in play [a live ball]adv.in, from, or at an actual or public performance [recorded live at a nightclub]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.