Sur·vive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Survived p. pr. & vb. n. Surviving.] To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
I'll assure her of
Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,
In all my lands and leases whatsoever. --Shak.
Sur·viv·ing, a. Remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving friends; surviving customs.
adj : still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is
a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been
long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil";
"the only surviving frontier blockhouse in
Pennsylvania" [syn: living]