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English[edit | edit source]

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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Old English libban, lifian (to live)

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

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.
  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[edit | edit source]

See alive

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Live (not comparable)

Positive
Live

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Having life; that is alive. Used attributively.
    The post office will not ship live animals.
  2. Template:Broadcasting Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens.
    The station presented a live news program every evening.
  3. Of a performance or speech, in person.
    This night club has a live band on weekends.
  4. Of a recorded performance, made in front of an audience, or not having been edited after recording.
  5. Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
    The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.
  6. (circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
    Use caution when working near live wires.
  7. Template: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.
  8. Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • 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.
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Adverb[edit | edit source]

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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.
  2. Of making a performance or speech, in person.
    He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.
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Danish[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Verbal form of the noun liv (life).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /liːvə/, [ˈliːwə]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Live (imperative liv, infinitive at live, present tense liver, past tense livede, past participle har livet)

  1. enliven
Usage notes[edit | edit source]

Used with op (up): live op

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From English live (1965).

Adverb[edit | edit source]

Live

  1. live (as it happens)
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German[edit | edit source]

Adverb[edit | edit source]

Live

  1. (of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct) live

Italian[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

live inv.

  1. Performed or recorded live

Anagrams[edit | edit source]

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