Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
lifian; akin to OS.
lifato live, to be left, to remain, Goth.
libanto live; akin to E.
leaveto forsake, and
λιπαρόσoily, shining, sleek,
λίποσfat, lard, Skr.
lipto anoint, smear; – the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
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.
liveto 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
Ezek. xxxvii. 5, 6.
To pass one’s time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances;
livein ease or affluence; to
livehappily or usefully.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that
livethat rest in his possessions!
Ecclus. xli. 1.
To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside;
livein a cottage by the sea
livedin the land of Egypt seventeen years.
Gen. xlvii. 28.
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
We write in water.
livein brass; their virtues
We write in water.
To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness;
as, people want not just to exist, but to.
What greater curse could envious fortune give
Than just to die when I began to
Than just to die when I began to
To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; – with on;
liveon grass and grain
To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
The just shall
Gal. iii. ll.
To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; – with on or by;
Sir W. Temple.
To outlast danger; to float; – said of a ship, boat, etc.;
as, no ship could.
livein such a storm
A strong mast that
livedupon the sea.
To live out,
to be at service; to live away from home as a servant.
To live with.
To dwell or to be a lodger with.
To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually;
livean idle or a useful life
To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live down,
to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the
liveox, and divide the money of it.
Ex. xxi. 35.
Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties;“ The live ether.”
Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing;
liveman, or orator
Vivid; bright.“ The live carnation.”
Imparting power; having motion;
livespindle of a lathe;
in life; alive.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To abide; to dwell; to have settled residence in any place. Where do you live? I live in London. He lives in Philadelphia. He lives in a large house on Second street. The Swiss live on mountains. The Bedouin Arabs live in the dessert.
2.To continue; to be permanent; not to perish.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
3.To be animated; to have the vital principle; to have the bodily functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate, as respiration, circulation of blood, secretions, &c.; applied to animals.
I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? Gen. 45.
4.To have the principles of vegetable life; to be in a state in which the organs do or may perform their functions in the circulation of sap and in growth; applied to plants. This tree will not live, unless watered; it will not live through the winter.
5.To pass life or time in a particular manner, with regard to habits or condition. In what manner does your son live? Does he live according to the dictates of reason and the precepts of religion?
If we act by several broken views, we shall live and die in misery.
6.To continue in life. The way to live long is to be temperate.
7.To live, emphatically; to enjoy life; to be in a state of happiness.
What greater curse could envious fortune give, than just to die, when I began to live?
8.To feed; to subsist; to be nourished and supported in life; as, horses live on grass or grain; fowls live on seeds or insects; some kinds of fish live on others; carnivorous animals live on flesh.
9.To subsist; to be maintained in life; to be supported. Many of the clergy are obliged to live on small salaries. All men in health may live by industry with economy, yet some men live by robbery.
10.To remain undestroyed; to float; not to sink or founder. It must be a good ship that lives at sea in a hurricane.
Nor can our shaken vessels live at sea.
11.To exist; to have being.
As I live, saith the Lord - Ezek. 18.
12.In Scripture, to be exempt from death, temporal or spiritual.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them. Lev. 18.
13.To recover from sickness; to have life prolonged.
Thy son liveth. John 4.
14.To be inwardly quickened, nourished and actuated by divine influence or faith. Gal. 2.
15.To be greatly refreshed, comforted and animated.
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1Thess. 3.
16.To appear as in life or reality; to be manifest in real character.
And all the writer lives in every line.
1.To live with, to dwell or to be a lodger with.
2.To cohabit; to have intercourse, as male and female.
1.To continue in constantly or habitually; as, to live a life of ease.
2.To act habitually in conformity to.
It is not enough to say prayers, unless they live them too.
1.Having life; having respiration and other organic functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate; not dead; as a live ox.
2.Having vegetable life; as a live plant.
3.Containing fire; ignited; not extinct; as a live coal.
4.Vivid, as color.