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Dictionary definition for: Live

1. (r) not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"

2. (a) actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing; "a live television program" "brought to you live from Lincoln Center" "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"

3. (v) make one''s home or live in; "She resides officially in Iceland" "I live in a 200-year old house" "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted" "The plains are sparsely populated"

4. (a) showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "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"

5. (v) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"

6. (v) continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

7. (v) support oneself; "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"

8. (s) charged with an explosive; "live ammunition" "a live bomb"

9. (s) rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair" "a lively tennis ball" "as resiliant as seasoned hickory" "springy turf"

10. (v) have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more" "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

11. (v) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "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 d

12. (s) abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch"

13. (v) pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"

14. (s) in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"

15. (s) of current relevance; "a live issue" "still a live option"

16. (s) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire" "a live wire"

17. (s) having life; "a live canary" "hit a live nerve" "famous living painters" "living tissue"

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