1. (v. i.) 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.

2. (v. i.) 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.

3. (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.

4. (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.

5. (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.

6. (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

7. (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.

8. (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.

9. (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.

10. (v. t.) 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.

11. (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.

12. (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.

13. (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.

14. (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.

15. (a.) Vivid; bright.

16. (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.

17. (n.) Life.

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