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English Dictionary: live by the DICT Development Group
6 results for live
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
  1. 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(s): live, unrecorded
    Antonym(s): recorded
  2. 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"
    Antonym(s): dead
  3. possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
    Synonym(s): alive(p), live
    Antonym(s): dead
  4. highly reverberant; "a live concert hall"
  5. charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
  6. elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
    Synonym(s): bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy
  7. abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"
  8. in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
  9. of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
  10. charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
    Synonym(s): hot, live
  11. capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
    Synonym(s): alive, live
  1. inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "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"
    Synonym(s): populate, dwell, live, inhabit
  2. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
  3. continue to live through hardship or adversity; "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?"
    Synonym(s): survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
  4. 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(s): exist, survive, live, subsist
  5. have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
    Synonym(s): be, live
  6. 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(s): know, experience, live
  7. pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Live \Live\, v. t.
      1. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue
            in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a
            useful life.
      2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
                     To live the Gospel.                           --Foxe.
      {To live down}, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to
            live down slander.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Live \Live\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Living}.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to
      OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[emac]n, Dan. leve,
      Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth.
      liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr.
      liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos
      fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense
      prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay;
      and hence, to live.]
      1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a
            plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to
            be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of
            existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age
            are long in reaching maturity.
                     Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I
                     will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
                     flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
                     breath in you, and ye shall live.      --Ezek.
                                                                              xxxvii. 5, 6.
      2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain
            manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to
            live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
                     O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
                     man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
                                                                              --Ecclus. xli.
      3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
            to reside.
                     Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
                                                                              --Gen. xlvii.
      4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
            permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
                     Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We
                     write in water.                                 --Shak.
      5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
                     What greater curse could envious fortune give Than
                     just to die when I began to live?      --Dryden.
      6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
            on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
      7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
            and actuated by divine influence or faith.
                     The just shall live by faith.            --Gal. iii.
      8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
            subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
                     Those who live by labor.                     --Sir W.
      9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
            etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
                     A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
      {To live out}, to be at service; to live away from home as a
            servant. [U. S.]
      {To live with}.
            (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with.
            (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male
                  with female.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Live \Live\, a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.]
      1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
                     If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then
                     they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of
                     it.                                                   --Ex. xxi. 35.
      2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
            properties; as, a live coal; live embers. [bd] The live
            ether.[b8] --Thomson.
      3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
            live man, or orator.
      4. Vivid; bright. [bd] The live carnation.[b8] --Thomson.
      5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
            spindle of a lathe.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Live \Live\, n.
      Life. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      {On live}, in life; alive. [Obs.] See {Alive}. --Chaucer.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   live /li:v/ adj.,adv.   [common] Opposite of `test'.   Refers to
   actual real-world data or a program working with it.   For example,
   the response to "I think the record deleter is finished" might be
   "Is it live yet?" or "Have you tried it out on live data?"   This
   usage usually carries the connotation that live data is more fragile
   and must not be corrupted, or bad things will happen.   So a more
   appropriate response might be: "Well, make sure it works perfectly
   before we throw live data at it."   The implication here is that
   record deletion is something pretty significant, and a haywire
   record-deleter running amok live would probably cause great harm.
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