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life British & World English

The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death

life English Thesaurus

only a mother can appreciate the joy of giving life to a child

end one's days British & World English

Spend the final part of one’s life in a specified place or state

the struggle for existence British & World English

The competition between organisms, especially as an element in natural selection, or between people seeking a livelihood

anti-life British & World English

Opposed to or restricting the full development of natural life

half-life British & World English

The time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value

high life British & World English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

home life British & World English

A person’s family, personal relationships, and domestic interests considered as a whole

see life British & World English

Gain a wide experience of the world

to the life British & World English

Exactly like the original

life form British & World English

Any living thing

life list British & World English

A list of all the kinds of birds observed by a person during his or her life

life peer British & World English

(In the UK) a peer whose title cannot be inherited

life raft British & World English

A raft, typically inflatable, for use in an emergency at sea

life ring British & World English

Another term for lifebelt.

life-size British & World English

Of the same size as the person or thing represented

life vest British & World English

North American term for life jacket.

long-life British & World English

(Of food) treated so as to stay fresh for longer than usual

love life British & World English

The area of a person’s life concerning their relationships with lovers

low life British & World English

People or activities characterized as being disreputable and often criminal

non-life British & World English

The absence or cessation of life or existence

pond life British & World English

The animals, especially the invertebrates, that live in ponds or stagnant water

pro-life British & World English

Opposing abortion and euthanasia

real life British & World English

Life as it is lived in reality, involving unwelcome as well as welcome experiences, as distinct from a fictional or idealized world

sex life British & World English

A person’s sexual activity and relationships considered as a whole

true-life British & World English

True to life; realistic

animal life British & World English

Animals collectively, especially those native to a particular region, habitat, or geological period

daily life British & World English

The activities and experiences that constitute a person’s normal existence

future life British & World English

A future state or existence, especially seen as very different from the present

that's life British & World English

An expression of one’s acceptance of a situation, however difficult

life coach British & World English

A person employed to help people attain their goals in life

life cycle British & World English

The series of changes in the life of an organism including reproduction

life force British & World English

The force that gives something its vitality or strength

life-giving British & World English

Sustaining or revitalizing life

Life Guards British & World English

(In the UK) a regiment of the Household Cavalry

life jacket British & World English

A sleeveless buoyant or inflatable jacket for keeping a person afloat in water

life member British & World English

A person who has lifelong membership of a society

life office British & World English

An office or company dealing in life insurance

life policy British & World English

A life insurance policy

life-saving British & World English

Serving or intended to save a person’s life, especially from illness or injury

life skill British & World English

A skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life

life table British & World English

A table of statistics relating to life expectancy and mortality for a given category of people

plant life British & World English

Plants collectively, especially those native to a particular region, habitat, or geological period

shelf life British & World English

The length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption, or saleable

still life British & World English

A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware

whole-life British & World English

Relating to or denoting a life insurance policy that pays a specified amount only on the death of the person insured


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