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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
life (noun)
1.
a) the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
b) a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
c) an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
2.
a) the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual
b) one or more aspects of the process of living - sex life of the frog
3.
- biography
4.
spiritual existence transcending physical death
5.
a) the period from birth to death
b) a specific phase of earthly existence - adult life
c) the period from an event until death - a judge appointed for life
d) a sentence of imprisonment for the remainder of a convict's life
6.
a way or manner of living
7.
- livelihood
8.
a vital or living being , specifically - person many lives were lost in the disaster
9.
an animating and shaping force or principle
10.
- spirit animation saw no life in her dancing
11.
the form or pattern of something existing in reality - painted from life
12.
the period of duration, usefulness, or popularity of something - the expected life of the batteries
13.
the period of existence (as of a subatomic particle) - compare half-life
14.
a property (as resilience or elasticity) of an inanimate substance or object resembling the animate quality of a living being
15.
living beings (as of a particular kind or environment) - forest life
16.
a) human activities
b) animate activity and movement - stirrings of life
c) the activities of a given sphere, area, or time - the political life of the country
17.
one providing interest and vigor - life of the party
18.
an opportunity for continued viability - gave the patient a new life
19.
capitalized Christian Science - god
20.
something resembling animate life - a grant saved the project's life
life (adjective)
1.
of or relating to animate being
2.
- lifelong a life member
3.
using a living model - a life class
4.
of, relating to, or provided by life insurance - a life policy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
life (noun)
1.
a history of a person's life
SYNONIMS:
bio, life, memoir
RELATED WORDS:
autobiography; hagiography; psychobiography; pathography, tell-all; chronicle, history, past, story; obituary; character sketch, profile
life (noun)
2.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
life (noun)
3.
active strength of body or mind
SYNONIMS:
beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip
RELATED WORDS:
animal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
indolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostration
lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
life (noun)
4.
the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
SYNONIMS:
continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, run, standing, time
RELATED WORDS:
spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity
life (noun)
5.
the way people live at a particular time and place
SYNONIMS:
culture, life, lifestyle, society
RELATED WORDS:
customs, manners, mores, values; folklore, heritage, legacy, tradition; subculture, subsociety
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