• Having life; that is alive.
  • Being in existence; actual
  • Having active properties; being energized.
  • Operational; in actual use rather than in testing etc.
  • Taken from a living animal.
  • Imparting power; having motion.
  • Still in active play.
  • Of a card: not yet dealt or played.
  • Being broadcast (“on the air”), as it happens.
  • In person.
  • Recorded from a performance in front of an audience.
  • Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
  • Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
  • Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.
  • Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.
  • Being in a state of ignition; burning.
  • Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing.
  • Vivid; bright.



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  • From Middle English lyven, libben, from Old English lifian, libban, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian líeuwje, West Frisian libje, Dutch leven, German Low German leven, lęven, German leben, Swedish leva, Icelandic lifa, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽.
  • An .

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