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English

Etymology 1

From Old English libban

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to live

Third person singular
liv

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to live (third-person singular simple present liv, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
    He's not expected to live for more than a few months.
  2. (intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere.
    I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.
  3. (intransitive) To survive, to persevere, to continue.
    Her memory lives in that song.
  4. (transitive) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.
    to live an idle or a useful life.
    • 1921, Juanita Helm Floyd, Women in the Life of Balzac,  
      Many people write their romances, others live them; Honore de Balzac did both.
  5. (transitive) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
    • 2006, Laura Cardone, Motivation at Work[1],  
      Change happens from the inside out and this great resource can show you how to live the habits that build personal and professional effectiveness.
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Etymology 2

See alive

Pronunciation

Adjective

live (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
live

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having life; that is alive. Used attributively.
    The post office will not ship live animals.
  2. Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
    The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
    Use caution when working near live wires.
  4. (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
  • (having life): living
  • (electrically charged): hot
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Adverb

live (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
live

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.
    The concert was broadcast live by radio.
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Danish

Etymology

Verbal form of the noun liv

Verb

live (op)

  1. To enliven.

German

Adverb

live [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|live]]

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) live

Italian

Adjective

live inv.

  1. Performed or recorded live

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