- live used 247 times.
- lived used 58 times.
- lively used 5 times.
- lives used 28 times.
- livest used 4 times.
- liveth used 96 times.
- living used 147 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
LIVE, verb intransitive liv.
1. To abide; to dwell; to have settled residence in any place. Where do you live? I live in London. He lives in Philadelphia. He lives in a large house on Second street. The Swiss live on mountains. The Bedouin Arabs live in the dessert.
2. To continue; to be permanent; not to perish.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
3. To be animated; to have the vital principle; to have the bodily functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate, as respiration, circulation of blood, secretions, etc.; applied to animals.
I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? Genesis 45:3.
4. To have the principles of vegetable life; to be in a state in which the organs do or may perform their functions in the circulation of sap and in growth; applied to plants. This tree will not live unless watered; it will not live through the winter.
5. To pass life or time in a particular manner, with regard to habits or condition. In what manner does your son live? Does he live according to the dictates of reason and the precepts of religion?
If we act by several broken views, we shall live and die in misery.
6. To continue in life. The way to live long is to be temperate.
7. To live emphatically; to enjoy life; to be in a state of happiness.
What greater curse could envious fortune give, than just to die, when I began to live?
8. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished and supported in life; as, horses live on grass or grain; fowls live on seeds or insects; some kinds of fish live on others; carnivorous animals live on flesh.
9. To subsist; to be maintained in life; to be supported. Many of the clergy are obliged to live on small salaries. All men in health may live by industry with economy, yet some men live by robbery.
10. To remain undestroyed; to float; not to sink or founder. It must be a good ship that lives at sea in a hurricane.
Nor can our shaken vessels live at sea.
11. To exist; to have being.
As I live saith the Lord - Ezekiel 18:3.
12. In Scripture, to be exempt from death, temporal or spiritual.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them. Leviticus 18:5.
13. To recover from sickness; to have life prolonged.
Thy son liveth. John 4:1.
14. To be inwardly quickened, nourished and actuated by divine influence or faith. Galatians 2:14.
15. To be greatly refreshed, comforted and animated.
For now we live if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 3:8.
16. To appear as in life or reality; to be manifest in real character.
And all the writer lives in every line.
1. To live with, to dwell or to be a lodger with.
2. To cohabit; to have intercourse, as male and female.
LIVE, verb transitive liv.
1. To continue in constantly or habitually; as, to live a life of ease.
2. To act habitually in conformity to.
It is not enough to say prayers, unless they live them too.
1. Having life; having respiration and other organic functions in operation, or in a capacity to operate; not dead; as a live ox.
2. Having vegetable life; as a live plant.
3. Containing fire; ignited; not extinct; as a live coal.
4. Vivid, as color.
LIVELESS, not used. [See Lifeless.]
LI'VELINESS, noun [from lively.]
1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.
2. An appearance of life, animation or spirit; as the liveliness of the eye or countenance in a portrait.
3. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.
LIVELODE, for livelihood, not used.
LIVELONG, adjective liv'long. [live and long.]
1. Long in passing.
How could she sit the livelong day, yet never ask us once to play?
2. Lasting; durable; as a livelong monument. [Not used.]
3. A plant of the genus Sedum.
1. Brisk; vigorous; vivacious; active; as a lively youth.
2. Gay; airy.
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
3. Representing life; as a lively imitation of nature.
4. Animated; spirited; as a lively strain of eloquence; a lively description.
5. Strong; energetic; as a lively faith or hope; a lively persuasion.
Lively stones, in scripture. Saints are called lively stones, as being quickened by the Spirit and active in holiness.
1. Briskly; vigorously. [Little used.]
2. With strong resemblance of life.
That part of poetry must needs be best, which describes most lively our actions and passions. [Little used.]
(Heb. kabhed, "heavy;" hence the liver, as being the heaviest of the viscera, Exodus 29:13, 22; Leviticus 3:4, 1, 10, 15) was burnt upon the altar, and not used as sacrificial food. In Ezekiel 21:21 there is allusion, in the statement that the king of Babylon "looked upon the liver," to one of the most ancient of all modes of divination. The first recorded instance of divination (q.v.) is that of the teraphim of Laban. By the teraphim the LXX. and Josephus understood "the liver of goats." By the "caul above the liver," in Leviticus 4:9; 7:4, etc., some understand the great lobe of the liver itself.
LIV'ER, noun One who lives.
And try if life be worth the liver's care.
It is often used with a word of qualification; as a high liver; a loose liver etc.
A viscus or intestine of considerable size and of a reddish color, convex on the anterior and superior side, and of an unequal surface on the inferior and posterior side. It is situated under the false ribs, in the right hypochondrium. It consists of two lobes, of a glandular substance, and destined for the secretion of the bile.
LIV'ERCOLOR, adjective Dark red; of the color of the liver.
LIV'ERED, adjective Having a liver; as white-livered.
LIV'ERGROWN, adjective Having a large liver.
LIV'ERSTONE, noun A stone or species of earth of the barytic genus, of a gray or brown color, which, when rubbed or heated to redness, emits the smell of liver of sulphur, or alkaline sulphuret.
LIV'ERWORT, noun The name of many species of plants. Several of the lichens are so called. The liverworts (Hepaticae) are a natural order of cryptogamian plants whose herbage is generally frondose, and resembling the leafy lichens, but whose seeds are contained in a distinct capsule. The noble liverwort is the Anemone hepatica.
Land, Conveyance of
1. The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements; a term of English law. It is usual to say, livery of seisin, which is feudal investiture, made by the delivery of a turf, of a rod or twig, from the feoffor to the feoffee. In America, no such ceremony is necessary to a conveyance of real estate, the delivery of a deed being sufficient.
2. Release from wardship; deliverance.
3. The writ by which possession os obtained.
4. The state of being kept at a certain rate; as, to keep horses at livery
5. A form of dress by which noblemen and gentlemen distinguish their servants. The Romish church has also liveries for confessors, virgins, apostles, martyrs, penitents, etc. Hence,
6. A particular dress or garb, appropriate or peculiar to particular times or things; as the livery of May; the livery of autumn.
Now came still evening on, and twilight gray had in her sober livery all things clad.
7. The whole body of liverymen in London.
LIV'ERY, verb transitive To clothe in livery
1. One who wears a livery; as a servant.
2. In London, a freeman of the city, of some distinction. the liverymen are chosen from among the freemen of each company, and from their number are elected the common council, sheriff and other superior officers of the city. They alone have the right of voting for members of parliament.
LIV'ERY-STABLE, noun A stable where horses are kept for hire.
LIVES, noun plural of life.
LI'VESTOCK, noun [live and stock.] Horses, cattle and smaller domestic animals; a term applied in America to such animals as may be exported alive for foreign market.