Meaning of LIFE in English

I. noun (plural lives) see: live Date: before 12th century 1. the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body, a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings, an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction, 2. the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual, one or more aspects of the process of living , biography 1, spiritual existence transcending physical death, 5. the period from birth to death, a specific phase of earthly existence , the period from an event until death , a sentence of imprisonment for the remainder of a convict's ~, a way or manner of living, livelihood , a vital or living being, an animating and shaping force or principle, spirit , animation , the form or pattern of something existing in reality , the period of duration, usefulness, or popularity of something , the period of existence (as of a subatomic particle), a property (as resilience or elasticity) of an inanimate substance or object resembling the animate quality of a living being, living beings (as of a particular kind or environment) , 16. human activities, animate activity and movement , the activities of a given sphere, area, or time , one providing interest and vigor , an opportunity for continued viability , god 1b, something resembling animate ~ , II. adjective Date: 13th century of or relating to animate being, ~long , using a living model , of, relating to, or provided by ~ insurance

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