live
verb.
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
verb.
lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
we had to live frugally after the war
verb.
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
verb.
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
Synonym: exist, subsist, survive
verb.
have life, be alive
Our great leader is no more|My grandfather lived until the end of war
Synonym: be
verb.
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
Synonym: experience, know
verb.
pursue a positive and satisfying existence
You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live
adj.
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
Synonym: unrecorded
adj.
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
adj.
possessing life
the happiest person alive|the nerve is alive|doctors are working hard to keep him alive|burned alive|a live canary
Synonym: alive
adv.
not recorded
the opera was broadcast live
adj.
highly reverberant
a live concert hall
adj.
charged with an explosive
live ammunition|a live bomb
adj.
elastic; rebounds readily
clean bouncy hair|a lively tennis ball|as resilient as seasoned hickory|springy turf
adj.
abounding with life and energy
the club members are a really live bunch
adj.
in current use or ready for use
live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread
adj.
of current relevance
a live issue|still a live option
adj.
charged or energized with electricity
a hot wire|a live wire
Synonym: hot
adj.
capable of erupting
a live volcano|the volcano is very much alive
Synonym: alive
Antonym: dead, recorded