Meaning of LIFE in English
U.S. picture magazine published weekly in New York City from 1936 to 1972 and in special editions thereafter.
One of the most popular and widely imitated of U.S. magazines, it was founded by Henry R. Luce and quickly became a cornerstone of Time-Life Publications. From the start it emphasized photography, with gripping, superbly chosen news photographs, photographic features, and photo-essays by the best photographers; gradually more writing was added. Its war coverage
particularly that of World War II
was notably vivid, authentic, and moving. Life ceased publication largely because its costs outstripped revenues. It reappeared in special issues and then, from 1978 to 2000, as a monthly.
Britannica English dictionary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012