The life of the party.
Fads have a short life.
A life class in painting.
The lives lost in wars.
Given a life sentence.
His early life.
A life of ease.
Freedom of speech is the life of democracy.
An example of life is a person who is breathing, walking and talking.
An example of life is a plant with green leaves still rooted in the ground.
An example of life is all the plants living in a pond.
An example of life is the prison sentence that Charles Manson is serving.
This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours.
The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill.
Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
He gets up early in the morning, works all day long "” even on weekends "” and hardly sees his family. That's no life!
His life was ruined by drugs.
She's my love, my life.
Get a life.
Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life.
Plant life; marine life.
An earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.
The artistic life of a writer.
The useful life of a car.
Real life; everyday life.
Life partner; life imprisonment.
A life sculpture.
Brought back to life.
- Actually present.
- To cause to regain consciousness.
- To put spirit into; animate.
- To make lifelike.
- To become animated; grow excited.
- Desperately or urgently:I ran for dear life when I saw the tiger.
- Till the end of one's life.
- Though trying hard:For the life of me I couldn't remember his name.
- Absolutely not; not for any reason whatsoever.
- To commit suicide.
- To take a dangerous risk.
- To commit murder.
- A wealthy, luxurious way of living.
- An easy life.
- An animated, amusing person who is the center of attention at a social gathering.
- No matter how hard one tries:He can't ski to save his life.
- Conforming to reality.
- something whose outcome determines whether a person lives or dies
- any extremely important matter
- to bring back to consciousness
- to make lively or lifelike; animate
- to recover consciousness
- to become lively or animated
- to, or as if to, save one's life; with a desperate intensity
- for the duration of one's life
- in order to save one's life
- even though my life were at stake on it; by any means
- from a living model
- by no means; certainly not
- to have a wide variety of social experiences
- to kill (someone)
- to commit suicide
- prostitution as a trade
- a carefree or luxurious way of living
- like the living original; exactly
- corresponding to what happens or exists in real life; true to reality or to common experience
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of life
- Middle English from Old English līf leip- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English lif, lyf, from Old English lÄ«f (“life, existence; life-time"), from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«bÄ… (“life, body"), from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«banÄ… (“to remain, stay, be left"), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp-, *lip- (“to stick, glue"). Cognate with Scots life, leif (“life"), North Frisian liff (“life, limb, person, livelihood"), West Frisian liif (“belly, abdomen"), Dutch lijf (“body"), Low German lif (“body; life, life-force; waist"), German Leib (“body"), Swedish liv (“life; waist"), Icelandic líf (“life"). Related to belive.