Synonyms for life

Synonyms for (noun) life

Synonyms: life

Definition: living things collectively

Usage: the oceans are teeming with life

Similar words: animate thing, living thing

Definition: a living (or once living) entity


Synonyms: life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

Definition: animation and energy in action or expression

Usage: it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

Similar words: spiritedness, invigoration, animation, brio, vivification

Definition: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous


Synonyms: life, living

Definition: the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities

Usage: he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

Similar words: experience

Definition: the content of direct observation or participation in an event

Usage: he had a religious experience; he recalled the experience vividly


Synonyms: biography, life, life history, life story

Definition: an account of the series of events making up a person's life

Similar words: history, chronicle, story, account

Definition: a record or narrative description of past events

Usage: a history of France; he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president; the story of exposure to lead


Synonyms: life

Definition: a motive for living

Usage: pottery was his life

Similar words: need, motivation, motive

Definition: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

Usage: we did not understand his motivation; he acted with the best of motives


Synonyms: life

Definition: a living person

Usage: his heroism saved a life

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: life

Definition: the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

Usage: there is no life on the moon

Similar words: organic phenomenon

Definition: (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals


Synonyms: life

Definition: the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living

Usage: he hoped for a new life in Australia; he wanted to live his own life without interference from others

Similar words: existence, being, beingness

Definition: the state or fact of existing

Usage: a point of view gradually coming into being; laws in existence for centuries


Synonyms: life, living, aliveness, animation

Definition: the condition of living or the state of being alive

Usage: while there's life there's hope; life depends on many chemical and physical processes

Similar words: existence, being, beingness

Definition: the state or fact of existing

Usage: a point of view gradually coming into being; laws in existence for centuries


Synonyms: life

Definition: a characteristic state or mode of living

Usage: social life; city life; real life

Similar words: existence, being, beingness

Definition: the state or fact of existing

Usage: a point of view gradually coming into being; laws in existence for centuries


Synonyms: life, life-time, lifespan, lifetime

Definition: the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

Usage: the battery had a short life; he lived a long and happy life

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period


Synonyms: life

Definition: the period between birth and the present time

Usage: I have known him all his life

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period


Synonyms: life

Definition: the period from the present until death

Usage: he appointed himself emperor for life

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period


Synonyms: life, life sentence

Definition: a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives

Usage: he got life for killing the guard

Similar words: time, prison term, sentence

Definition: the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

Usage: he served a prison term of 15 months; his sentence was 5 to 10 years; he is doing time in the county jail