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Life 1Definition: The state of being which
begins with generation, birth, or germination, and
ends with death; also, the time during which this state
continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its
organs are capable of performing all or any of their
functions; used of all animal and vegetable
Life 2Definition: Of human
beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.
Life 3Definition: The potential principle, or force, by which the
plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative
functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or
functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.
Life 5Definition: A certain way or manner of living with respect to
conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation,
etc.; hence, human
affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of
Indians, or of
Life 6Definition: Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
Life 7Definition: That which
excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success
depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.
Life 8Definition: The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from the life.
Life 9Definition: A person; a living being,
usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.
Life 10Definition: The system of animal nature;
animals in general, or considered collectively.
Life 11Definition: An essential constituent of life,
esp. the blood.
Life 12Definition: A history of the
events of a life; a biography; as,
Johnson wrote the life of
Life 13Definition: Enjoyment in the right use of the
powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.
life 14Definition: living things collectively; "the
oceans are teeming with life"
life 15Definition: animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the
actors tried in vain to give life to it"
life 16Definition: the experience of living; the course of human
events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
life 17Definition: an account of the series of
events making up a
life 18Definition: a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
life 19Definition: a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
life 20Definition: the organic phenomenon that
organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
life 21Definition: the course of existence of an individual; the
events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from
life 22Definition: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while
there''s hope"; "life
depends on many chemical and physical
life 23Definition: a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
life 24Definition: the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
life 25Definition: the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
life 26Definition: the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
life 27Definition: a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard"