Complete Definition of "live"

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English

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Pronunciation 1
enPR|lĭv, IPA|/lɪv/, SAMPA|/lIv/
audio|en-us-live-verb.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
rfc-level|Etymology not at level 3
OE. libban

Verb
en-verb|liv|ing

  1. intransitive To be alive; to have life.

#: He's not expected to live for more than a few months.

  1. intransitive To have permanent residence somewhere.

#: I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.

  1. intransitive To survive, to persevere, to continue.

#: Her memory lives in that song.

Derived terms
live down
live off
live on
live up
long live
relive

Translations
trans-top|be alive
Albanian: jeton
Breton: beva
Catalan: viure
Croatian: živjeti
Czech: žít
Danish: leve
Dutch: leven
Esperanto: vivi
Finnish: elää
French: vivre
German: leben
Greek: Î¶Ï (zo), βιÏÎ½Ï (vióno)
trans-mid
Hungarian: él
Ido: vivar
Indonesian: hidup
Italian: vivere
Latin: vivere
Norwegian: leve
Occitan: viure
Old English: libban
Portuguese: viver
Polish: żyÄ
Romanian: trÄi
Russian: жиÑÑ (žitâ)
Slovene: živeti
Spanish: vivir
Swedish: leva
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trans-top|have permanent residence
Catalan: viure
Czech: žít
Danish: bo
Dutch: wonen
Finnish: asua, elää
French: habiter
German: leben, wohnen
Greek: Î´Î¹Î±Î¼Î­Î½Ï (ðiaméno), καÏÎ¿Î¹ÎºÏ (katikó), Î¼Î­Î½Ï (méno), Î¶Ï (zo)
Ido: rezidar
Italian: abitare
Kurdish: t|ku|jîn, t|ku|jiyan
trans-mid
Norwegian: bo
Old English: wunian, buan|būan
Polish: mieszkaÄ
Portuguese: viver, morar
Romanian: a locui
Russian: жиÑÑ (žitâ), пÑоживаÑÑ (proživátâ)
Slovene: živeti
Swedish: bo
Yiddish: ××××× ×¢×
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trans-top|survive, persevere
Catalan: viure
Czech: žít
Danish: overleve
Dutch: verderleven, overleven, voortbestaan
Finnish: elää, selvitä
German: überleben
Greek: εÏÎ¹Î¶Ï (epizó), εÏιβιÏÎ½Ï (epivióno)
trans-mid
Kurdish: t|ku|jîn, t|ku|jiyan
Polish: przetrwaÄ, przeżyÄ
Portuguese: sobreviver, perseverar
Romanian: a supravieţui
Russian: вÑживаÑÑ (vyživátâ)
Slovene: živeti
Swedish: leva
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ttbc|Filipino: mabuhay (1), manirahan (2)
ttbc|Japanese: çãã (ikiru) (1), ä½ã (sumu) (2)
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|زÙØ¯Ú¯Û Ú©Ø±Ø¯Ù|زÙÙدÙÚ¯Û Ú©ÙردÙÙ (zendegi kærdæn)
ttbc|Slovak: žiť (1, 2), bývať (2), prežiť (3), zažiť (3)
ttbc|Telugu: à°à±à°µà°¿à°à°à±
ttbc|Welsh: byw
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Pronunciation 2
enPR|līv, IPA|/laɪv/, SAMPA|/laIv/
audio|en-us-live-adj.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
See alive

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Having life; that is alive. Used attributively.

#:The post office will not ship live animals.

  1. Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.

#:The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.

  1. context|circuitry Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.

#:Use caution when working near live wires.

  1. poker Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.

#: Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.

Usage notes
Live in the sense of "having life" is used only attributively (before a noun), as in "live animals". Predicatively (after the noun), alive is used, as in "be alive". Living may be used either attributively or predicatively.

Synonyms
italbrac-colon|having life living
italbrac-colon|electrically charged hot

Antonyms
italbrac-colon|having life dead
italbrac-colon|capable of causing harm blank, dummy
italbrac-colon|electrically charged neutral, dead

Derived terms
lively

Translations

trans-top|having life
Albanian: gjallë
Breton: bev
Catalan: viu
Croatian: živ
Dutch: levend, levende
Finnish: elävä
French: vivant
German: lebend
Greek: ζÏνÏανÏÏ (zo[n]danós) m, ζÏηÏÏÏ (zoirós) m
trans-mid
Hungarian: élÅ
Irish: beo
Italian: vivo
Kurdish: t|ku|jîndar, t+|ku|sax, t|ku|zindî
Manx: bio
Occitan: viu
Old English: cwic
Polish: żywy
Romanian: viu
Sardinian (Campidanese): biu
Sardinian (Nugorese): bibu
Slovene: živ m, živa f, živo n
Spanish: vivo
Swedish: levande
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trans-top|capable of causing harm
Dutch: scherp, scherpe
German: scharf
Greek: άÏκαÏÏÎ¿Ï (áskastos) m, άκαÏÏÏÎ¿Ï (ákafstos) m, άκαÏÏÎ¿Ï (ákaftos) m
trans-mid
Kurdish: t|ku|ziyandar
Swedish: skarp
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trans-top|electrically charged
Greek: ηλεκÏÏοÏÏÏÎ¿Ï (ilektrofóros) m, ÏεÏμαÏοÏÏÏÎ¿Ï (revmatofóros) m
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ttbc|Slovak: (1): živý m, živá f, živé n; (2): ostrý m, ostrá f, ostré n
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Adverb
live

  1. Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.

#: The concert was broadcast live by radio.

Translations
trans-top|as it happens
Czech: živÄ, v pÅímém pÅenose
Dutch: rechtstreeks
Finnish: suora, live-
French: en direct
German: direkt, live
Greek: ζÏνÏανά [ËzoÌ(n)daËna], λάιβ [lajv]
Italian: dal vivo, live
trans-mid
Japanese: çã® (ãªã¾ã®)
Kurdish: zindî
RomânÄ: viu, a trÄi
Slovak: v priamom prenose, naživo
Slovene: v živo
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Anagrams
evil
Levi
vile
veil

Category:English heteronyms


Danish

Etymology
Verbal form of the noun liv

Verb
live (op)

  1. To enliven.

Category:Danish verbs


Italian

Adjective
live inv

  1. Performed or recorded live

ang:live
de:live
et:live
el:live
es:live
fa:live
fr:live
io:live
id:live
it:live
kk:live
ku:live
la:live
lt:live
hu:live
nl:live
ja:live
pl:live
ru:live
simple:live
fi:live
ta:live
te:live
vi:live
tr:live
zh:live

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