live /ˈlɪv/ 不及物動詞
Live v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived p. pr. & vb. n. Living.]
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. --Shak.
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? --Dryden.
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. (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with. (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
Live v. t.
1. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live the Gospel. --Foxe.
To live down, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. --Ex. xxi. 35.
2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. “ The live ether.”
3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
4. Vivid; bright. “ The live carnation.”
5. Engin. Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.
Live birth, the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. --Dunglison.
Live box, a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.
Live feathers, feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
Live gang. Sawing See under Gang.
Live grass Bot., a grass of the genus Eragrostis.
Live load Engin., a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof. Live oak Bot., a species of oak (Quercus virens), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the Quercus chrysolepis and some other species are also called live oaks.
Live ring Engin., a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.
Live steam , steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam.
Live stock, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body.
live wire (a) Elec. a wire connected to a power source, having a voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a high potential relative to ground, capable of harming a person who touches it. (b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive.
Live n. Life. [Obs.]
On live, in life; alive. [Obs.] See Alive.
adj 1: actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;
"a live television program"; "brought to you live from
Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment involves
performers actually in the physical presence of a live
audience" [syn: unrecorded] [ant: recorded]
2: showing characteristics of life; exerting force or
containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette
out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore
is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in
play" [ant: dead]
3: highly reverberant; "a live concert hall" [syn: live(a)]
4: charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
5: rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis
ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
[syn: bouncy, lively, resilient, springy, whippy]
6: abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a
really live bunch"
7: in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be
set in type or already set but not yet proofread"
8: of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option"
9: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live
wire" [syn: hot]
10: having life; "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve"; "famous
living painters"; "living tissue";
11: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very
much alive" [syn: alive(p), live(a)]
adv : not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
v 1: make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in
Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These
people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted";
"The plains are sparsely populated" [syn: dwell, shack,
reside, inhabit, people, populate, domicile,
2: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we
had to live frugally after the war"
3: continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and
food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the
backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through
several very serious accidents" [syn: survive, last, live
on, go, endure, hold up, hold out]
4: support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage";
"Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many
people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" [syn: exist,
5: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My
grandfather lived until the end of war" [syn: be]
6: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known
hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug
addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare";
"I lived through two divorces" [syn: know, experience]
7: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept
yourself and others if you really want to live"