Live - (v. i.) 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.
Live - (v. i.) 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.
Live - (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
Live - (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
Live - (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
Live - (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
Live - (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
Live - (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
Live - (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
Live - (v. t.) 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.
Live - (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
Live - (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.
Live - (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
Live - (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
Live - (a.) Vivid; bright.
Live - (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
Live - (n.) Life.
Acclive - (a.) Acclivous.
Alive - (a.) Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
Alive - (a.) In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
Alive - (a.) Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
Alive - (a.) Sprightly; lively; brisk.
Alive - (a.) Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Alive - (a.) Of all living (by way of emphasis).
Belive - (a.) Forthwith; speedily; quickly.
Biliverdin - (n.) A green pigment present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.
Blive - (adv.) Quickly; forthwith.
Caliver - (n.) An early form of hand gun, variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore.
Clivers - (n.) See Cleavers.
Cod liver - (n.) The liver of the common cod and allied species.
Delivered - (imp. & p. p.) of Deliver
Delivering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliver
Deliver - (v. t.) To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
Deliver - (v. t.) To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
Deliver - (v. t.) To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.
Deliver - (v. t.) To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
Deliver - (v. t.) To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
Deliver - (v. t.) To discover; to show.
Deliver - (v. t.) To deliberate.
Deliver - (v. t.) To admit; to allow to pass.
Deliver - (v. t.) Free; nimble; sprightly; active.
Deliverable - (a.) Capable of being, or about to be, delivered; necessary to be delivered.
Deliverance - (n.) The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.
Deliverance - (n.) Act of bringing forth children.
Deliverance - (n.) Act of speaking; utterance.
Deliverance - (n.) The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
Deliverance - (n.) Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
Deliverance - (n.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
Deliverer - (n.) One who delivers or rescues; a preserver.
Deliverer - (n.) One who relates or communicates.
Deliveress - (n.) A female deliverer.
Deliverly - (adv.) Actively; quickly; nimbly.
Deliverness - (n.) Nimbleness; agility.
Deliveries - (pl. ) of Delivery
Delivery - (n.) The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
Delivery - (n.) The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
Delivery - (n.) The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
Delivery - (n.) The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
Delivery - (n.) The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
Delivery - (n.) The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
Dislive - (v. t.) To deprive of life.
Enlive - (v. t.) To enliven.
Enlivened - (imp. & p. p.) of Enliven
Enlivening - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Enliven
Enliven - (v. t.) To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.
Enliven - (v. t.) To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.
Enlivener - (n.) One who, or that which, enlivens, animates, or invigorates.
Free-liver - (n.) One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.
Glenlivet - (n.) A kind of Scotch whisky, named from the district in which it was first made.
Hot-livered - (a.) Of an excitable or irritable temperament; irascible.
Ill-lived - (a.) Leading a wicked life.
Inlive - (v. t.) To animate.
Lives - (pl. ) of Life
Lily-livered - (a.) White-livered; cowardly.
Lived - (imp. & p. p.) of Live
Lived - (a.) Having life; -- used only in composition; as, long-lived; short-lived.
Live-forever - (n.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.
Livelihed - (n.) See Livelihood.
Livelihood - (n.) Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.
Livelihood - (n.) Liveliness; appearance of life.
Livelily - (adv.) In a lively manner.
Liveliness - (n.) The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.
Liveliness - (n.) An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait.
Liveliness - (n.) Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.
Livelode - (n.) Course of life; means of support; livelihood.
Livelong - (a.) Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.
Livelong - (a.) Lasting; durable.
Lively - (superl.) Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
Lively - (superl.) Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
Lively - (superl.) Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
Lively - (superl.) Representing life; lifelike.
Lively - (superl.) Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
Lively - (adv.) In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
Lively - (adv.) With strong resemblance of life.
Liver - (n.) One who, or that which, lives.
Liver - (n.) A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.
Liver - (n.) One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.
Liver - (n.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
Liver - (n.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
Liver-colored - (a.) Having a color like liver; dark reddish brown.
Live - v. (-ving) 1 have life; be or remain alive. 2 have one's home (lives up the road). 3 (foll. By on) subsist or feed (lives on fruit). 4 (foll. By on, off) depend for subsistence (lives off the state; lives on a pension). 5 (foll. By on, by) sustain one's position (live on their reputation; lives by his wits). 6 a spend or pass (lived a full life). B express in one's life (lives his faith). 7 conduct oneself, arrange one's habits, etc., in a specified way (live quietly). 8 (often foll. By on) (of a person or thing) survive; remain (memory lived on). 9 enjoy life to the full (not really living). live and let live condone others' failings so as to be similarly tolerated. Live down cause (past guilt, a scandal, etc.) To be forgotten by blameless conduct thereafter. Live for regard as one's life's purpose (lives for her music). Live in (or out) reside on (or off) the premises of one's work. Live it up colloq. Live gaily and extravagantly. Live a lie keep up a pretence. Live together (esp. Of a couple not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship. Live up to fulfil. Live with 1 share a home with. 2 tolerate. [old english]
Live - —adj. 1 (attrib.) That is alive; living. 2 (of a broadcast, performance, etc.) Heard or seen at the time of its performance or with an audience present. 3 of current interest or importance (a live issue). 4 glowing, burning (live coals). 5 (of a match, bomb, etc.) Not yet kindled or exploded. 6 (of a wire etc.) Charged with or carrying electricity. —adv. 1 in order to make a live broadcast (going live now to the house of commons). 2 as a live performance etc. (show went out live). [from *alive]
Alive - adj. (usu. Predic.) 1 living. 2 lively, active. 3 (foll. By to) aware of; alert. 4 (foll. By with) swarming or teeming with. [old english: related to *a2, *life]
Cash on delivery - n. Payment for goods when they are delivered.
Cod-liver oil - n. Oil from cod livers, rich in vitamins d and a.
Deliver - v. 1 a distribute (letters, goods, etc.) To their destination(s). B (often foll. By to) hand over. 2 (often foll. By from) save, rescue, or set free. 3 a give birth to (delivered a girl). B assist at the birth of or in giving birth (delivered six babies). 4 utter (an opinion, speech, etc.). 5 (often foll. By up, over) abandon; resign (delivered his soul up). 6 launch or aim (a blow etc.). be delivered of give birth to. Deliver the goods colloq. Carry out an undertaking. [latin liber free]
Deliverance - n. Rescuing or being rescued.
Delivery - n. (pl. -ies) 1 delivering or being delivered. 2 regular distribution of letters etc. (two deliveries a day). 3 thing delivered. 4 childbirth. 5 deliverance. 6 style of throwing a ball, delivering a speech, etc. [anglo-french: related to *deliver]
Enliven - v. Make lively or cheerful; brighten (a picture etc.); inspirit. enlivenment n.
Lily-livered - adj. Cowardly.
Liveable - adj. (also livable) 1 colloq. (usu. Liveable-in) (of a house etc.) Fit to live in. 2 (of a life) worth living. 3 colloq. (usu. Liveable-with) (of a person) easy to live with.
Lived-in - adj. 1 (of a room etc.) Showing signs of habitation. 2 colloq. (of a face) marked by experience.
Live-in - attrib. Adj. (of a sexual partner, employee, etc.) Cohabiting; resident.
Livelihood - n. Means of living; job, income. [old english: related to *life]
Livelong - adj. In its entire length (the livelong day). [from obsolete lief, assimilated to *live1]
Lively - adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 full of life; vigorous, energetic. 2 vivid (lively imagination). 3 cheerful. 4 joc. Exciting, dangerous (made things lively for him). liveliness n. [old english]
Liven - v. (often foll. By up) colloq. Make or become lively, cheer up.
Liver - n. 1 large glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates. 2 liver of some animals as food. [old english]
Liver - n. Person who lives in a specified way (a fast liver).
Liveried - adj. Wearing livery.
Liverish - adj. 1 suffering from a liver disorder. 2 peevish, glum.
Liverpudlian - —n. Native of liverpool. —adj. Of liverpool. [liverpool in nw england]
Liver sausage - n. Sausage of cooked liver etc.
Liverwort - n. Small mosslike or leafless plant sometimes lobed like a liver.
Livery - n. (pl. -ies) 1 distinctive uniform of a member of a city company or of a servant. 2 distinctive guise or marking (birds in their winter livery). 3 distinctive colour scheme in which a company's vehicles etc. Are painted. at livery (of a horse) kept for the owner for a fixed charge. [anglo-french liveré, past part. Of livrer *deliver]
Livery stable - n. Stable where horses are kept at livery or let out for hire.
Lives - pl. Of *life.
Livestock - n. (usu. Treated as pl.) Animals on a farm, kept for use or profit.
Live wire - n. Spirited person.
Long-lived - adj. Having a long life; durable.
Olive - —n. 1 small oval hard-stoned fruit, green when unripe and bluish-black when ripe. 2 tree bearing this. 3 its wood. 4 olive green. —adj. 1 olive-green. 2 (of the complexion) yellowish-brown. [latin oliva from greek]
Olive branch - n. Gesture of reconciliation or peace.
Olive green - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) dull yellowish green.
Olive oil - n. Cooking-oil extracted from olives.
Outlive - v. (-ving) 1 live longer than (a person). 2 live beyond (a period or date).
Recorded delivery - n. Post office service in which the dispatch and receipt of an item are recorded.
Relive - v. (-ving) live (an experience etc.) Over again, esp. In the imagination.
Short-lived - adj. Ephemeral.
Sliver - —n. Long thin piece cut or split off. —v. 1 break off as a sliver. 2 break or form into slivers. [old english]
Special delivery - n. Delivery of mail outside the normal delivery schedule.
To , before a vowel, when stressed —prep. 1 introducing a noun expressing: a what is reached, approached, or touched (fell to the ground; went to paris; five minutes to six). B what is aimed at (throw it to me). C as far as (went on to the end). D what is followed (made to order). E what is considered or affected (am used to that; that is nothing to me). F what is caused or produced (turn to stone). G what is compared (nothing to what it once was; equal to the occasion). H what is increased (add it to mine). I what is involved or composed as specified (there is nothing to it). 2 introducing the infinitive: a as a verbal noun (to get there is the priority). B expressing purpose, consequence, or cause (we eat to live; left him to starve; i'm sorry to hear that). C as a substitute for to + infinitive (wanted to come but was unable to). —adv. 1 in the normal or required position or condition (come to; heave to). 2 (of a door) in a nearly closed position. to and fro 1 backwards and forwards. 2 repeatedly between the same points. [old english] -
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