live

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live is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
live

Pronunciation[change]

verb
adjective

Verb[change]

Plain form
live

Third-person singular
lives

Past tense
lived

Past participle
lived

Present participle
living

  1. (intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
    He's not expected to live for more than a few months.
  2. (intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere.
    I live at 256 Oak Avenue.
  3. (intransitive) To survive, to continue.
    Her memory lives in that song.

Adjective[change]

Positive
live

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Having life; something alive.
    The post office will not ship live animals.
  2. A live firearm or explosive is able to cause harm.
    The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.
  3. (circuitry) Charged or energized with electricity, usually meaning that the item may cause electrocution if it is touched.
    Use caution when working near live wires.
  4. (poker) A live bet is a bet that can be raised by the person betting.
    Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.

Adverb[change]

Positive
live

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. A live event is an event that happens in real time; direct.
    The concert was broadcast live by radio.

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