1) 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.
2) 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.
3) v. i. - To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
4) v. i. - To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
5) v. i. - To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
6) v. i. - To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
7) v. i. - To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
8) v. i. - To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
9) v. i. - To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
10) 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.
11) v. t. - To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
12) a. - Having life; alive; living; not dead.
13) a. - Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
14) a. - Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
15) a. - Vivid; bright.
16) a. - Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
17) n. - Life.
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