Associations to the word «Life»

Wiktionary

LIFE, noun. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
LIFE, noun. A living being.
LIFE, noun. (biology) A status possessed by any of a number of entities, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and sometimes viruses, which have the properties of replication and metabolism.
LIFE, noun. (heading) A period of time.
LIFE, noun. The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive.
LIFE, noun. The span of time during which an object operates.
LIFE, noun. The period of time during which an object is recognizable.
LIFE, noun. (colloquial) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.
LIFE, noun. (heading) Personal existence.
LIFE, noun. (philosophy) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
LIFE, noun. (phenomenology) The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
LIFE, noun. The world in general; existence.
LIFE, noun. A worthwhile existence.
LIFE, noun. Animation; spirit; vivacity.
LIFE, noun. The most lively component or participant.
LIFE, noun. Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.
LIFE, noun. (informal) Social life.
LIFE, noun. A biography.
LIFE, noun. (video games) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
LIFE, proper noun. (Christian Science) God.
LIFE AFTER DEATH, noun. The state of afterlife; existence in heaven.
LIFE AND LIMB, noun. (idiomatic) existence together with bodily faculties.
LIFE AND SOUL OF THE PARTY, noun. (idiomatic) A person who participates in entertainment events in a very enthusiastic manner and who has a leading role in inspiring others to join in the spirit of festivity.
LIFE ASSURANCE, noun. An insurance policy that pays out on death (or on certain other conditions).
LIFE BELT, noun. A buoyant inflatable ring carried onboard ships which can be thrown to someone in the water in an emergency to keep themselves afloat.
LIFE BELTS, noun. Plural of life belt
LIFE BUOY, noun. Alternative spelling of life-buoy
LIFE CAR, noun. A watertight boat or box, travelling on a line from a wrecked vessel to the shore, and used to haul people through the waves.
LIFE CLASS, noun. (arts) A teaching session in which art students practice drawing or painting the human figure using a live (often naked) model
LIFE COACH, noun. A professional who helps clients to achieve their personal goals.
LIFE COACHES, noun. Plural of life coach
LIFE COT, noun. An inflatable cot for babies for use in an emergency such as evacuation from an aeroplane onto water.
LIFE COTS, noun. Plural of life cot
LIFE CYCLE, noun. (biology) The course of stages through which an organism passes from fertilized zygote until maturity, reproduction, and death.
LIFE CYCLE, noun. (by extension) The useful life of a product or system; the developmental history of an individual or group in society.
LIFE CYCLES, noun. Plural of life cycle
LIFE DRAWING, noun. A sketched study of a model holding a pose, normally nude, or the process of creating such an image.
LIFE ESTATE, noun. (legal) An estate in land which is owned by a party only for the duration of the life of that party, and for which ownership will revert to another upon the death of that party.
LIFE ESTATE PUR AUTRE VIE, noun. (legal) An estate in land which is given by a grantor to a party only for the duration of the life of a third party, and for which ownership will revert to another upon the death of that third party.
LIFE ESTATES, noun. Plural of life estate
LIFE ESTATES PUR AUTRE VIE, noun. Plural of life estate pur autre vie
LIFE EVERLASTING, noun. The cudweed, Gnaphalium uliginosum.
LIFE EXPECTANCIES, noun. Plural of life expectancy
LIFE EXPECTANCY, noun. (of a person) The amount of time one is expected to live.
LIFE EXPECTANCY, noun. (figuratively) (by extension) (of an idea or an object) The amount of time something is expected to last.
LIFE FORCE, noun. The hypothetical principle that animates all living organisms
LIFE FORCE, noun. An impulse or influence that gives something life or vitality
LIFE FORM, noun. The morphology of an organism that distinguishes it from others.
LIFE FORM, noun. Alternative form of lifeform
LIFE FORMS, noun. Plural of life form
LIFE HACK, noun. Alternative spelling of lifehack
LIFE HACKS, noun. Plural of life hack
LIFE HISTORY, noun. An investigation into the details and activities of a person during his/her lifetime; one's background.
LIFE HISTORY, noun. (medicine) Information concerning a person's diseases and medical disorders suffered during his lifetime; especially useful if the disorders are genetic.
LIFE INSURANCE, noun. (insurance) A form of insurance on the life of a person. If the person dies then the insurance policy pays out a sum of money to the policyholder (such as a person's family).
LIFE INSURANCES, noun. Plural of life insurance
LIFE JACKET, noun. An article of protective clothing that is designed to keep the wearer's head floating above the surface of the water.
LIFE JACKETS, noun. Plural of life jacket
LIFE LINE, noun. Alternative spelling of lifeline
LIFE LINES, noun. Plural of life line
LIFE LONG, adjective. Alternative spelling of lifelong
LIFE LORE, noun. Alternative form of lifelore
LIFE OF O'REILLY, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of life of Riley
LIFE OF REILLY, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of life of Riley
LIFE OF RILEY, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) An ideal life of carefree prosperity and luxurious contentment.
LIFE OF THE PARTY, noun. (idiomatic) A person who participates in entertainment events in a very enthusiastic manner and who has a leading role in inspiring others to join in the spirit of festivity.
LIFE PARTNER, noun. A romantic partner for life. This can be same-sex or opposite-sex, married or without marriage, and monogamous or polyamorous.
LIFE PARTNERS, noun. Plural of life partner
LIFE PEER, noun. (Westminster Parliament) A member of the House of Lords, appointed for life, but whose position is not hereditary.
LIFE PRESERVER, noun. A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat.
LIFE PRESERVER, noun. (dated) A short club with a weighted end.
LIFE PRESERVERS, noun. Plural of life preserver
LIFE RAFT, noun. A usually inflatable raft carried aboard a ship or airplane, used to save lives in case the vessel has to be abandoned in an emergency on the sea.
LIFE RAFTS, noun. Plural of life raft
LIFE RING, noun. A life-buoy.
LIFE RINGS, noun. Plural of life ring
LIFE SAVINGS, noun. A large sum of money one has saved over a considerable number of years.
LIFE SCHOOL, noun. A school for artists in which they model, paint, or draw from living models.
LIFE SCIENCE, noun. Biology and its subsets.
LIFE SCIENCES, noun. Plural of life science
LIFE SCOUT, noun. The second-highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, below Eagle and above Star.
LIFE SENTENCE, noun. (legal) A sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendant's life.
LIFE SENTENCES, noun. Plural of life sentence
LIFE SPAN, noun. Alternative spelling of lifespan
LIFE STANCE, noun. The relation that one has with what he or she accepts as being of ultimate importance, the presuppositions and theory of this, and the commitments and practice of working it out in living.
LIFE STORY, noun. An account of an individual's life
LIFE STORY, noun. (by extension) A long detailed monologue to someone
LIFE STYLE, noun. Alternative spelling of lifestyle
LIFE STYLES, noun. Plural of life style
LIFE SUPPORT, noun. An artificial system designed to provide oxygen in an environment that lacks oxygen.
LIFE SUPPORT, noun. (medicine) Maintenance of vital functions of a critically ill or comatose person or a person undergoing surgery.
LIFE SUPPORT, noun. (medicine) The equipment and special procedures used for life support.
LIFE SUPPORT, noun. (figuratively) Means of sustaining existence or continuation of something, usually in an artificial manner when it should have changed or terminated in its natural environment.
LIFE TENANT, noun. (legal) The recipient of a life estate.
LIFE TENANTS, noun. Plural of life tenant
LIFE VEST, noun. Life jacket.
LIFE VESTS, noun. Plural of life vest
LIFE ZONE, noun. Any large portion of the Earth's land area which has a generally uniform climate and soil and therefore a high degree of uniformity in the composition of species; a number of different classifications have been proposed by different people

Dictionary definition

LIFE, noun. A characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life".
LIFE, noun. The experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life".
LIFE, noun. The course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others".
LIFE, noun. The condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes".
LIFE, noun. The period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life".
LIFE, noun. The period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life".
LIFE, noun. The period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life".
LIFE, noun. A living person; "his heroism saved a life".
LIFE, noun. Animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it".
LIFE, noun. Living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life".
LIFE, noun. The organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon".
LIFE, noun. An account of the series of events making up a person's life.
LIFE, noun. A motive for living; "pottery was his life".
LIFE, noun. A prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky