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live adverb
1. not recorded
  • "the opera was broadcast live"
live verb
1. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
  • "we had to live frugally after the war"
2. pursue a positive and satisfying existence
  • "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"
live adjective
1. actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
Related: unrecorded
Antonyms: recorded
  • "a live television program"
  • "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"
  • "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"
2. (active) exerting force or containing energy
Antonyms: dead
  • "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"
3. charged with an explosive
  • "live ammunition"
  • "a live bomb"
4. abounding with life and energy
  • "the club members are a really live bunch"
5. in current use or ready for use
  • "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
6. of current relevance
  • "a live issue"
  • "still a live option"
be verb
1. have life, be alive
Related: live
  • "Our great leader is no more"
  • "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
know verb
1. (experience) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
Related: experience, live
  • "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"
exist verb
1. support oneself
Related: survive, live, subsist
  • "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"
hot adjective
1. charged or energized with electricity
Related: live
  • "a hot wire"
  • "a live wire"
survive verb
1. continue to live and avoid dying
Related: last, live, live_on, go, endure, hold_up, hold_out
  • "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?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"
alive adjective
1. capable of erupting
Related: live
  • "a live volcano"
  • "the volcano is very much alive"
populate verb
1. (be) be an inhabitant of or reside in
Related: dwell, live, inhabit
  • "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"
alive(p) adjective
1. (animate) possessing life
Related: live
Antonyms: dead
  • "the happiest person alive"
  • "the nerve is alive"
  • "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"
  • "burned alive"
  • "a live canary"
live(a) adjective
1. highly reverberant
  • "a live concert hall"
bouncy adjective
1. elastic; rebounds readily
Related: live, lively, resilient, springy
  • "clean bouncy hair"
  • "a lively tennis ball"
  • "as resilient as seasoned hickory"
  • "springy turf"
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