adj | adv
1 living, breathing, animate, viable, existent; material, physical, tangible, real, actual, palpable:
She said she'd rather be a live beggar than a dead countess. My cat brought me a live mouse into the house the other day
2 energetic, lively, spirited, vigorous, active, dynamic, busy; current, contemporary:
Our new advertising agency seems to have some live ideas. The other party made nuclear disarmament a live issue in the election
3 burning, glowing, flaming, alight, red-hot, white-hot:
A live coal popped out of the grate onto the carpet.
4 loaded, explosive, unexploded, combustible:
Builders have dug up a live bomb in London.
5 charged, electrified:
Don't touch a live wire or you'll get a shock.
6 breathe, exist; function:
There has never lived a more gifted scholar. She lives as a recluse.
7 survive, persist, last, persevere, endure; spend, continue, live out, complete, end, conclude, finish:
He lived out his days happily in Torquay.
8 reside, dwell, be; abide, stay, remain, lodge, room:
He normally lives in Acton, but at the moment he's living with his mother in Kent
9 subsist, get along, survive, fare:
Many old-age pensioners complain that they have barely enough to live on.
appear, be, play
He appeared live on the Song and Dance Show. Is the show live or recorded? The band have never played this song live before.
| come to sb, go out
This programme comes to you live from the Albert Hall. In those days the broadcasts all went out live.
| be broadcast, be screened, be shown, be televised, be transmitted
The match will be televised live this evening.
| be recorded
The CD was recorded live at a concert given last year.
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