Associations to the word «Survive»


SURVIVE, verb. (intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.
SURVIVE, verb. (intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.
SURVIVE, verb. (transitive) To live longer than; to outlive.
SURVIVE, verb. (transitive) To live past a life-threatening event.
SURVIVE, verb. (transitive) (sports) Of a team, to avoid relegation or demotion to a lower division or league.

Dictionary definition

SURVIVE, verb. Continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?".
SURVIVE, verb. Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds".
SURVIVE, verb. Support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day".
SURVIVE, verb. Live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years".

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