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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived (l[i^]vd); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban,
   lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG.
   leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be
   left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to
   forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily,
   shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear;
   -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence,
   to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
   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.
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            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.
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   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.
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            O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
            man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
                                                  --Ecclus. xli.
                                                  1.
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   3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
      to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
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            Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
                                                  --Gen. xlvii.
                                                  28.
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   4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
      permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
      etc.
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            Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
            We write in water.                    --Shak.
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   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.
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            What greater curse could envious fortune give
            Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
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   6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
      on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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   7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
      and actuated by divine influence or faith.
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            The just shall live by faith.         --Gal. iii.
                                                  ll.
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   8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
      subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
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            Those who live by labor.              --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
      etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
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            A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), 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.
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   2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
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            To live the Gospel.                   --Foxe.
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   To live down, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to
      live down slander.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), n.
   Life. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   On live, in life; alive. [Obs.] See Alive. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive,
   Life.]
   1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
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            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.
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   2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
      properties; as, a live coal; live embers. " The live
      ether." --Thomson.
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   3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
      live man, or orator.
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   4. Vivid; bright. " The live carnation." --Thomson.
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   5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
      spindle of a lathe; live steam.
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   6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
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   7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as
      events occur, in contrast to recorded.
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   8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a
      game; as, a live ball.
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   9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed
      (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience;
      contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an
      audience.
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   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.
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