- 1A person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died: he was the sole survivor of the massacreMore example sentences
- Reporters went to Vietnam to interview survivors of the event who clearly corroborated official accounts.
- ‘It is the last opportunity to do this while survivors are still alive,’ he said.
- There have been harrowing stories of some of the few survivors still alive.
- 1.1The remainder of a group of people or things: a survivor from last year’s teamMore example sentences
- Sure there are some rare survivors of the era, but how have they held up?
- Wentworth Castle was designed as a trophy home, built for the decadence and frivolity of the Georgian days and the glasshouse is a rare survivor of these times.
- A rare survivor from the Victorian age, the gardens have been returned to their heyday and are full of spectacular spring bulbs.
- 1.2A person who copes well with difficulties in their life: she is a born survivorMore example sentences
- She's a born survivor, a walking miracle and something of a local celebrity, all at the tender age of just three.
- He dismisses the influence of having to adjust to a new land and a new people might have had on him as a teenager and suddenly you understand he was born a survivor.
- A social chameleon and born survivor, Sneath is there as events unfold and is around to tell the story later.
- 1.3 Law A joint tenant who has the right to the whole estate on the other’s death.More example sentences
- Property held under a joint tenancy rather than separately passes to the survivor on death.
- That joint tenant subsequently died and the survivor claimed that there had been no valid severance in this instance.
- This means that on the death of the first of you the survivor automatically becomes the owner of the whole property.
More definitions of survivorDefinition of survivor in:
- The US English dictionary