life
noun.
a characteristic state or mode of living
social life|city life|real life
noun.
the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
Synonym: living
noun.
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
noun.
the condition of living or the state of being alive
while there's life there's hope|life depends on many chemical and physical processes
noun.
the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
the battery had a short life|he lived a long and happy life
noun.
the period between birth and the present time
I have known him all his life
noun.
the period from the present until death
he appointed himself emperor for life
noun.
a living person
his heroism saved a life
noun.
animation and energy in action or expression
it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
noun.
living things collectively
the oceans are teeming with life
noun.
the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
there is no life on the moon
noun.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
noun.
a motive for living
pottery was his life
noun.
a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
he got life for killing the guard
Synonym: life sentence