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Meaning of live

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: not recorded; "the opera was broadcast live"
      adj 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" [syn: {live}, {unrecorded}] [ant: {recorded}]
      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" [ant: {dead}]
      3: possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is
         alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned
         alive"; "a live canary" [syn: {alive(p)}, {live}] [ant:
      4: highly reverberant; "a live concert hall"
      5: charged with an explosive; "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"
      6: elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively
         tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy
         turf" [syn: {bouncy}, {live}, {lively}, {resilient},
      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 hot wire"; "a live
          wire" [syn: {hot}, {live}]
      11: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very
          much alive" [syn: {alive}, {live}]
      v 1: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in
           Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the
           islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells
           near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the
           woods" [syn: {populate}, {dwell}, {live}, {inhabit}]
      2: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had
         to live frugally after the war"
      3: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went
         without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions
         survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver
         lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can
         a person last without food and water?" [syn: {survive},
         {last}, {live}, {live on}, {go}, {endure}, {hold up}, {hold
      4: support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage";
         "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many
         people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" [syn:
         {exist}, {survive}, {live}, {subsist}]
      5: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My
         grandfather lived until the end of war" [syn: {be}, {live}]
      6: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
         sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known
         hunger?"; "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" [syn: {know}, {experience},
      7: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept
         yourself and others if you really want to live"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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