1. [ noun ] a characteristic state or mode of living

"social life" "city life" "real life"

Related terms: being ghetto
2. [ noun ] the experience of living; the course of human events and activities
Synonyms: living

"he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

Related terms: experience live
3. [ noun ] the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living

"he hoped for a new life in Australia" "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"

Related terms: being
4. [ noun ] the condition of living or the state of being alive
Synonyms: living aliveness animation

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Related terms: being survival eternal_life skin be dead alive
5. [ noun ] the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
Synonyms: lifetime lifespan

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

Related terms: time_period afterlife life_expectancy death birth age time_of_life
6. [ noun ] the period between birth and the present time

"I have known him all his life"

Related terms: time_period past
7. [ noun ] animation and energy in action or expression
Synonyms: spirit sprightliness liveliness

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Related terms: animation exuberance energy breeziness high-spiritedness alacrity airiness irrepressibility esprit elan pep spirit lively
8. [ noun ] (biology) living things collectively

"the oceans are teeming with life"

Related terms: life_form wildlife
9. [ noun ] the period from the present until death

"he appointed himself emperor for life"

Related terms: time_period days
10. [ noun ] a living person

"his heroism saved a life"

Related terms: person
11. [ noun ] (biology) the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

"there is no life on the moon"

Related terms: organic_phenomenon aerobiosis biology
12. [ noun ] (writing) an account of the series of events making up a person's life
Synonyms: biography life_history life_story
Related terms: history profile parallel_lives hagiography autobiography
13. [ noun ] a motive for living

"pottery was his life"

Related terms: motivation
14. [ noun ] a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
Synonyms: life_sentence

"he got life for killing the guard"

Related terms: prison_term
Similar spelling:   live