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noun (lives)
  1. The state that precedes death and follows birth or conception.
  2. (biology) a status given to any entity including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. " and sometimes viruses " having the properties of replication and metabolism.
  3. (philosophy) the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
  4. (phenomenology) the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
  5. (Christianity) the essence of God, its own revelation.
  6. The world in general; existence.
Man's on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
  1. A worthwhile existence.
He gets up early in the morning, works all day long " even on weekends " and hardly sees his family. That's no !
  1. Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as their job, their family, their loved one, etc.
She's my love, my .
  1. (colloquial) A term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death. More formally called a life sentence.
  2. The span of time during which an object operates.
This light bulb is designed to have a particularly long .
Etymology: From (term, lif, lÄf, lang=ang), from (Ger.)
  • (term, , lÄbhom). Cognate with Dutch (term, lijf, , body), German (term, Leib, , body), Swedish (term, liv, , waist, life).



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