Life definitions

līf
For a lifetime.

Given a life sentence.

adjective
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Of or relating to the property of life.

Life processes.

adjective
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Using live models.

A life class in painting.

adjective
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That property or quality of plants and animals that distinguishes them from inorganic matter or dead organisms; specif., the cellular biochemical activity or processes of an organism, as the ingestion of nutrients, the storage and use of energy, the excretion of wastes, growth, reproduction, etc.
noun
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This activity, or the state of possessing this property.

Brought back to life.

noun
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The existence of the soul.

Eternal life.

noun
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Something essential to the continued existence of something else.

Freedom of speech is the life of democracy.

noun
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The source of vigor or liveliness.

The life of the party.

noun
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Vigor; liveliness; animation; vivacity.
noun
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The period of flourishing, usefulness, etc.; period during which anything lasts.

Fads have a short life.

noun
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Another chance.
noun
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A living being, esp. a human being.

The lives lost in wars.

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Living things collectively, often of a specified kind.

Plant life.

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The time a person or thing is alive or exists, or a specific portion of such time.

His early life.

noun
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A sentence of imprisonment for the rest of one's life.
noun
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One's manner of living.

A life of ease.

noun
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The activities of a given time or in a given setting, and the people who take part in them.

Military life.

noun
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Lives considered together as belonging to a certain class or type.

High life.

noun
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Of or relating to animate existence; involved in or necessary for living.

Life processes.

adjective
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Continuing for a lifetime; lifelong.

Life partner; life imprisonment.

adjective
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Using a living model as a subject for an artist.

A life sculpture.

adjective
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Living organisms considered as a group.

Plant life; marine life.

noun
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A living being, especially a person.

An earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.

noun
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The physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence.

The artistic life of a writer.

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The time for which something exists or functions.

The useful life of a car.

noun
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A spiritual state regarded as a transcending of corporeal death.
noun
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An account of a person's life; a biography.
noun
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Human existence, relationships, or activity in general.

Real life; everyday life.

noun
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Relating to animate existence; involved in or necessary for living.

Life processes.

adjective
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The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
noun
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The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
noun
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The definition of life is a lifetime.

An example of life is the prison sentence that Charles Manson is serving.

adjective
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The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.

He gave up on life.

Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.

noun
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(colloquial) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.
noun
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Life is defined as the quality of plants and animals that makes them different than dead organisms, or a collection of things that are alive.

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.

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The properties or qualities that distinguish living plants and organisms from dead or inanimate matter, including the capacity to grow, metabolize nutrients, respond to stimuli, reproduce, and adapt to the environment. The definitive beginning and end of human life are complex concepts informed by medical, legal, sociological, and religious considerations.
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The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive.
noun
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(informal) Social life.

Get a life.

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Living organisms considered as a group, such as the plants or animals of a given region.
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(usually of a person) The most worthwhile component or participant.
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(video games) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.

Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life.

noun
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Many lives were lost during the war.

noun
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His life of the founder is finished, except for the title.

noun
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The span of time during which an object operates.

This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours.

noun
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Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.

She's my love, my life.

noun
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The period of time during which an object is recognizable.

The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill.

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(biology) A status given to any entity including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. "” and sometimes viruses "” having the properties of replication and metabolism.
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(philosophy) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
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(phenomenology) The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
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The world in general; existence.

Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.

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A worthwhile existence.

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.

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(Christian Science) God.
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Origin of life

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.