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Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived (l[i^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]

  1. 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.

    Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live.
    --Ezek. xxxvii. 5, 6.

  2. 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.

    O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
    --Ecclus. xli. 1.

  3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.

    Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
    --Gen. xlvii. 28.

  4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.

    Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.

  5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.

    What greater curse could envious fortune give Than just to die when I began to live?

  6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

  7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.

    The just shall live by faith.
    --Gal. iii. ll.

  8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.

    Those who live by labor.
    --Sir W. Temple.

  9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm. A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak. To live out, to be at service; to live away from home as a servant. [U. S.] To live with.

    1. To dwell or to be a lodger with.

    2. To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.


Lived \Lived\ (l[imac]vd), a. Having life; -- used only in composition; as, long-lived; short-lived.


vb. (en-past of: live)

Lived (album)

Lived is the first compilation of the trilogy released by Babes in Toyland. It was produced by Tim Mac, and released May 2000 by Almafame.

Usage examples of "lived".

He cannot think that he has ever lived there in the far lost hills, or ever left them, and all his life seems stranger than the dream of time, and the great train moves on across the immense and lonely visage of America, making its great monotone that is the sound of silence and for ever.

Even here, no movement of life is visible, but one who has lived and known towns like these feels for the first time an emotion of warmth and life as he looks at the gaudy, blazing bill-beplastered silence of that front.

Englishman and his wife lived on the great estate near town which her father had built and left to her.

But few of them had ever been inside the place or known the wonderful people who lived there.

In addition there were two Irish lodgers who had lived with them for years: Mr.

For in these plays--unnatural, false, and imitative, as they were--one could discern, in however pale and feeble a design, a picture of the world not as its author had seen and lived and known it, but rather as he wished to find it or believe in it.

Genevieve Simpson, lived with her mother and her brother, a heavy young lout of nineteen years, in a two- family house at Melrose.

Suffice it to say they lived, they loved, they had their little hour of happiness.

It has become a part of you, you have brooded over it, lived with it, soaked in it, been tainted by it--and now it is going to be hard for you to escape.

LOOKED old, he ACTED old, his WAYS were old-- he had lived so much among older people he seemed older than he was--I thought of him as an old man.

It seemed that Gant, knowing that often he had lived badly, was now determined to die well.

Harvard Yard, or along the banks of the Charles River-- became strange and rare and memorable, and for this reason Frank, in spite of the corrupt and rotten spot which would develop in his character and eventually destroy him, was one of the rarest and highest people that ever lived, and could never be forgotten by anyone who had ever known him and been his friend.

Potter was a curious old spinster of some property, and she lived, with a companion, in a pleasant house on Garden Street, not far from the University.

She had lived ten lives, and now she was embarked upon another one, and so it had been ordered in the beginning: this was all that mattered in the end.

And suddenly it seemed to Eugene that there was in this whole story something dark and hideously shameful which he had never clearly seen in life before, which could not be endured, and which yet suspended over every man who ever lived the menace of its intolerable humiliation and dishonour.