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  7  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. 
  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\,  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\,  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.  ``  The  live 
  ether.''  --Thomson. 
  3.  Full  of  earnestness;  active;  wide  awake;  glowing;  as  a 
  live  man,  or  orator. 
  4.  Vivid;  bright.  ``  The  live  carnation.''  --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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  actually  being  performed  (or--for  the  audience--present)  at 
  the  time  of  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"  [syn:  {unrecorded}] 
  [ant:  {recorded}] 
  2:  showing  characteristics  of  life;  exerting  force  or 
  containing  energy;  "live  coals";  "tossd  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"  [ant:  {dead}] 
  3:  highly  reverberant;  "a  live  concert  hall"  [syn:  {live(a)}] 
  4:  charged  with  an  explosive;  "live  ammunition";  "a  live  bomb" 
  5:  rebounds  readily;  "clean  bouncy  hair";  "a  lively  tennis 
  ball";  "as  resiliant  as  seasoned  hickory";  "springy  turf" 
  [syn:  {bouncy},  {lively},  {resilient},  {springy},  {whippy}] 
  6:  (informal)  abounding  with  life  and  energy;  "the  club  members 
  are  a  really  live  bunch" 
  7:  (printing)  in  current  use  or  ready  for  use  "live  copy  is 
  ready  to  be  set  in  type  or  already  set  but  not  yet 
  8:  of  current  relevance;  "a  live  issue";  "still  a  live  option" 
  9:  (electricity)  charged  or  energized  with  electricity;  "a  hot 
  wire";  "a  live  wire"  [syn:  {hot}] 
  10:  having  life;  "a  live  canary";  "hit  a  live  nerve";  "famous 
  living  painters";  "living  tissue";  "living  plants  and 
  animals"  [syn:  {living}] 
  11:  capable  of  erupting;  "a  live  volcano";  "the  volcano  is  very 
  much  alive"  [syn:  {alive(p)},  {live(a)}] 
  adv  :  not  recorded;  "the  opera  was  broadcast  live" 
  v  1:  make  one's  home  or  live  in  "There  are  only  250,000  people 
  in  Island"  [syn:  {dwell},  {shack},  {reside},  {inhabit}, 
  {people},  {populate}] 
  2:  lead  a  certain  kind  of  life;  live  in  a  certain  style 
  3:  continue  to  live,  endure  or  last  "We  went  without  water  and 
  food  for  3  days";  "The  legend  of  Elvis  lives  on";  "These 
  superstitions  survive  in  the  backwaters  of  America"  [syn: 
  {survive},  {last},  {live  on},  {go},  {endure},  {hold  up},  {hold 
  4:  stay  alive;  survive;  "he  could  barely  exist  on  such  a  low 
  wage"  [syn:  {exist},  {survive},  {subsist}] 
  5:  have  life,  be  alive;  "Our  great  leader  is  no  more"  [syn:  {be}] 
  6:  have  firsthand  knowledge  of  states,  situations,  emotions,  or 
  sensations;  "I  know  the  feeling!"  "have  you  ever  known 
  hunger?"  [syn:  {know},  {experience}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  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. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  LInux  VErband  (Linux,  org.) 

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