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'live' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'live'
1. actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
a live television program
brought to you live from Lincoln Center
live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience
2. exerting force or containing energy
live coals
tossed a live cigarette out the window
got a shock from a live wire
live ore is unmined ore
a live bomb
a live ball is one in play
3. possessing life
a live canary
4. highly reverberant
a live concert hall
5. charged with an explosive
live ammunition
a live bomb
6. elastic; rebounds readily
7. abounding with life and energy
the club members are a really live bunch
8. in current use or ready for use
live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread
9. of current relevance
a live issue
still a live option
10. charged or energized with electricity
a live wire
11. capable of erupting
a live volcano

'live' - used as a adverb
12. not recorded
the opera was broadcast live

'live' - used as a verb
13. inhabit or live in
People lived in Africa millions of years ago
14. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
we had to live frugally after the war
15. continue to live; endure or last
The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
16. support oneself
Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
17. have life, be alive
My grandfather lived until the end of war
18. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
I lived through two divorces
19. pursue a positive and satisfying existence
You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

derived forms
1. Live / Past
lived
2. Live / Third Person
lives
3. Live / Present Participle
living
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  • recorded
  • dead
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