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live1 US English

Remain alive

live2 US English

Not dead or inanimate; living

live1 US Thesaurus

the greatest mathematician who ever lived

live2 US Thesaurus

live bait

live in US English

(Of an employee or student) reside at the place where one works or studies

live-in US English

(Of a domestic employee) resident in an employer’s house

go live US English

(Of a system) become operational

live for US English

Regard as the purpose or most important aspect of one’s life

live off US English

Depend on (someone or something) as a source of income or support

live out US English

(Of an employee or student) reside away from the place where one works or studies

live with US English

Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married)

live bait US English

Small living fish or worms used to entice prey

live blog US English

A blog providing commentary on an event while it is taking place, typically in the form of frequent short updates

live-born US English

Born alive, not stillborn

live load US English

The weight of people or goods in a building or vehicle

live oak US English

A large, spreading oak of the southern US that has leathery, elliptical evergreen leaves. Live oaks typically support a large quantity of Spanish moss and other epiphytes

live wire US English

An energetic and unpredictable person

live-work US English

Denoting or relating to property that combines residential living space with commercial or manufacturing space

real live US English

Used to emphasize the existence of something, especially if it is surprising or unusual

live rough US English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home

live action US English

(In filmmaking) action involving real people or animals, as contrasted with animation or computer-generated effects

live birth US English

A birth at which a child is born alive

live-stream US English

Transmit or receive live video and audio coverage of (an event) over the Internet

live-tweet US English

Post comments about (an event) on Twitter while the event is taking place

live weight US English

The weight of an animal before it has been slaughtered and prepared as a carcass

live it up US English

Spend one’s time in an extremely enjoyable way, typically by spending a great deal of money or engaging in an exciting social life

long live ——! US English

Said to express loyalty or support for a specified person or thing

live through US English

Survive (an unpleasant experience or period)

live together US English

(Especially of a couple not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship

live up to US English

Fulfill (expectations)

live in hope US English

Be or remain optimistic about something

live in sin US English

Live together as though married

live the dream US English

Have a lifestyle that is perceived as wonderful or perfect

live dangerously US English

Do something risky, especially on a habitual basis

live and let live US English

You should tolerate the opinions and behavior of others so that they will similarly tolerate your own

live like a king US English

Live in great comfort and luxury

live in the past US English

Have old-fashioned or outdated ideas and attitudes

live with oneself US English

Be able to retain one’s self-respect as a consequence of one’s actions

live something out US English

Do in reality that which one has thought or dreamed about

live like a lord US English

Live sumptuously

live off the land US English

Live on whatever food one can obtain by hunting, gathering, or subsistence farming

live one's own life US English

Follow one’s own plans and principles independent of others

you live and learn US English

Used, especially in spoken English, to acknowledge that a fact is new to one

live something down US English

Succeed in making others forget something embarrassing that has happened

live by one's wits US English

Earn money by clever and sometimes dishonest means, having no regular employment

live for the moment US English

Live or act without worrying about the future

lie2 US English

Used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression

live high on the hog US English

Have a luxurious lifestyle

as I live and breathe US English

Used, especially in spoken English, to express one’s surprise at coming across someone or something


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