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 life life

noun

  • () a characteristic state or mode of living  ( life )
    a characteristic state or mode of living
     social life
    social life
     city life
    city life
     real life
    real life
  • () the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities  ( living, life )
    the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
     he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
    he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • () the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living  ( life )
    the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living
     he hoped for a new life in Australia
    he hoped for a new life in Australia
     he wanted to live his own life without interference from others
    he wanted to live his own life without interference from others
     get a life!
    get a life!
     he is trying to rebuild his life
    he is trying to rebuild his life
  • () the condition of living or the state of being alive  ( aliveness, animation, living, life )
    the condition of living or the state of being alive
     while there's life there's hope
    while there's life there's hope
     life depends on many chemical and physical processes
    life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • () the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)  ( life-time, lifespan, lifetime, life )
    the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
     the battery had a short life
    the battery had a short life
     he lived a long and happy life
    he lived a long and happy life
  • () the period between birth and the present time  ( life )
    the period between birth and the present time
     I have known him all his life
    I have known him all his life
  • () living things collectively  ( life )
    living things collectively
     the oceans are teeming with life
    the oceans are teeming with life
  • () animation and energy in action or expression  ( liveliness, sprightliness, spirit, life )
    animation and energy in action or expression
     it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
    it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
  • () a living person  ( life )
    a living person
     his heroism saved a life
    his heroism saved a life
  • () the period from the present until death  ( life )
    the period from the present until death
     he appointed himself emperor for life
    he appointed himself emperor for life
  • () the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones  ( life )
    the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
     there is no life on the moon
    there is no life on the moon
  • () an account of the series of events making up a person's life  ( life story, life, biography, life history )
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  • () a motive for living  ( life )
    a motive for living
     pottery was his life
    pottery was his life
  • a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives  ( life, life sentence )
    a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
     he got life for killing the guard
    he got life for killing the guard