Synonyms for live

Synonyms for (verb) live

Synonyms: know, live, experience

Definition: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Usage: I know the feeling!; have you ever known hunger?; I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict; The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare; I lived through two divorces

Similar words: see, go through, experience

Definition: go or live through

Usage: We had many trials to go through; he saw action in Viet Nam


Synonyms: dwell, live, inhabit, populate

Definition: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

Usage: People lived in Africa millions of years ago; The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted; this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean; deer are populating the woods

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Synonyms for (adjective) live

Synonyms: alive, live

Definition: capable of erupting

Usage: a live volcano; the volcano is very much alive

Similar words: active

Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting


Synonyms: alive, live

Definition: possessing life

Usage: the happiest person alive; the nerve is alive; doctors are working hard to keep him alive; burned alive; a live canary

Similar words: liveborn

Definition: (of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth; not stillborn

Usage: a liveborn baby


Similar words: viable

Definition: capable of life or normal growth and development

Usage: viable seeds; a viable fetus


Similar words: vital

Definition: manifesting or characteristic of life

Usage: a vital, living organism; vital signs


Synonyms: live

Definition: exerting force or containing energy

Usage: live coals; tossed a live cigarette out the window; got a shock from a live wire; live ore is unmined ore; a live bomb; a live ball is one in play

Similar words: in play

Definition: of a ball

Usage: the ball is still in play


Similar words: living

Definition: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried

Usage: carved into the living stone;


Synonyms: live, hot

Definition: charged or energized with electricity

Usage: a hot wire; a live wire

Similar words: charged

Definition: of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge

Usage: charged particles; a charged battery


Synonyms: live

Definition: of current relevance

Usage: a live issue; still a live option

Similar words: current

Definition: occurring in or belonging to the present time

Usage: current events; the current topic; current negotiations; current psychoanalytic theories; the ship's current position


Synonyms: live

Definition: in current use or ready for use

Usage: live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Similar words: current

Definition: occurring in or belonging to the present time

Usage: current events; the current topic; current negotiations; current psychoanalytic theories; the ship's current position


Synonyms: live

Definition: abounding with life and energy

Usage: the club members are a really live bunch

Similar words: lively

Definition: full of life and energy

Usage: a lively discussion; lively and attractive parents; a lively party


Synonyms: bouncy, springy, live, lively, resilient

Definition: elastic; rebounds readily

Usage: clean bouncy hair; a lively tennis ball; as resilient as seasoned hickory; springy turf

Similar words: elastic

Definition: capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

Usage: an elastic band; a youthful and elastic walk


Synonyms: live, unrecorded

Definition: actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing

Usage: a live television program; brought to you live from Lincoln Center; live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Similar words: untaped, unfilmed

Definition: not recorded on film or tape


Synonyms: live

Definition: charged with an explosive

Usage: live ammunition; a live bomb

Similar words: loaded

Definition: (of weapons) charged with ammunition

Usage: a loaded gun


Synonyms: live

Definition: highly reverberant

Usage: a live concert hall

Similar words: reverberant

Definition: having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

Usage: a reverberant room; the reverberant booms of cannon