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life

Noun

1 a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
2 the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
3 the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life" [syn: living]
4 the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes" [syn: animation, living, aliveness]
5 the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life" [syn: lifetime, lifespan]
6 the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
7 animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it" [syn: liveliness, spirit, sprightliness]
8 an account of the series of events making up a person's life [syn: biography, life story, life history]
9 the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
10 a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
11 living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
12 a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
13 the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
14 a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard" [syn: life sentence] [also: lives (pl)]lives See life

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Pronunciation

Verb

lives
  1. 2nd person singular present of to live.

Noun

lives
  1. Irregular plural of life.

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