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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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[=e]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. 
  1. 
 
  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. 
  28. 
 
  4.  To  be  or  continue  in  existence;  to  exist;  to  remain;  to  be 
  permanent;  to  last  --  said  of  inanimate  objects,  ideas, 
  etc 
 
  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 
  happiness. 
 
  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. 
  ll 
 
  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. 
  Temple. 
 
  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]: 
 
  Living  \Liv"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  of  one  who  or  that  which  lives;  lives;  life; 
  existence.  ``Health  and  living.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Manner  of  life;  as  riotous  living;  penurious  living; 
  earnest  living.  ``  A  vicious  living.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  Means  of  subsistence;  sustenance;  estate. 
 
  She  can  spin  for  her  living.  --Shak. 
 
  He  divided  unto  them  his  living.  --Luke  xv  12. 
 
  4.  Power  of  continuing  life;  the  act  of  living,  or  living 
  comfortably. 
 
  There  is  no  living  without  trusting  somebody  or 
  other  in  some  cases.  --L'  Estrange. 
 
  5.  The  benefice  of  a  clergyman;  an  ecclesiastical  charge 
  which  a  minister  receives.  [Eng.] 
 
  He  could  not  get  a  deanery,  a  prebend,  or  even  a 
  living  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Livng  room},  the  room  most  used  by  the  family. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laving  \Lav"ing\,  a.  [From  {Live},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Being  alive;  having  life;  as  a  living  creature. 
 
  2.  Active;  lively;  vigorous;  --  said  esp.  of  states  of  the 
  mind,  and  sometimes  of  abstract  things  as  a  living 
  faith;  a  living  principle.  ``  Living  hope.  ''  --Wyclif. 
 
  3.  Issuing  continually  from  the  earth;  running;  flowing;  as 
  a  living  spring;  --  opposed  to  {stagnant}. 
 
  4.  Producing  life,  action  animation,  or  vigor;  quickening. 
  ``Living  light.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Ignited;  glowing  with  heat;  burning;  live. 
 
  Then  on  the  living  coals  wine  they  pour.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Living  force}.  See  {Vis  viva},  under  {Vis}. 
 
  {Living  gale}  (Naut.),  a  heavy  gale. 
 
  {Living}  {rock  or  stone},  rock  in  its  native  or  original 
  state  or  location;  rock  not  quarried.  ``  I  now  found 
  myself  on  a  rude  and  narrow  stairway,  the  steps  of  which 
  were  cut  out  of  the  living  rock.''  --Moore. 
 
  {The  living},  those  who  are  alive,  or  one  who  is  alive. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  living 
  adj  1:  pertaining  to  living  persons;  "within  living  memory" 
  2:  true  to  life;  lifelike;  "the  living  image  of  her  mother" 
  3:  dwelling  or  inhabiting;  often  used  in  combination:  "living 
  quarters";  "tree-living  animals" 
  4:  (intensifier)  "she  is  a  living  doll";  "scared  the  living 
  daylights  out  of  them";  "beat  the  living  hell  out  of  him" 
  5:  still  in  existence;  "the  Wollemi  pine  found  in  Australia  is 
  a  surviving  specimen  of  a  conifer  thought  to  have  been 
  long  extinct  and  therefore  known  as  a  living  fossil";  "the 
  only  surviving  frontier  blockhouse  in  Pennsylvania"  [syn: 
  {surviving}] 
  6:  still  in  active  use  "a  living  language" 
  7:  full  of  life  and  interest;  "made  history  a  living  subject" 
  [syn:  {living(a)}] 
  8:  (used  of  minerals  or  stone)  in  its  natural  state  and  place 
  not  mined  or  quarried;  "carved  into  the  living  stone"; 
  [syn:  {living(a)}] 
  9:  having  life;  "a  live  canary";  "hit  a  live  nerve";  "famous 
  living  painters";  "living  tissue";  "living  plants  and 
  animals"  [syn:  {live}] 
  n  1:  the  experience  of  living;  the  course  of  human  events  and 
  activities;  "he  could  no  longer  cope  with  the 
  complexities  of  life"  [syn:  {life}] 
  2:  people  who  are  still  living;  "save  your  pity  for  the  living" 
  [ant:  {dead}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {animation},  {life},  {aliveness}] 
  4:  the  financial  means  whereby  one  lives;  "each  child  was 
  expected  to  pay  for  their  keep";  "he  applied  to  the  state 
  for  support";  "he  could  no  longer  earn  his  own  livelihood" 
  [syn:  {support},  {keep},  {livelihood},  {bread  and  butter}, 
  {sustenance}] 




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