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Reside and Live Definitions

Reside

To live in a place permanently or for an extended period.

Live

To be alive; exist.

Reside

To be inherently present; exist
The potential energy that resides in flowing water.

Live

To continue to be alive
Lived through a bad accident.

Reside

To be vested, as a power or right
The authority that resides in the Supreme Court.
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Live

To support oneself; subsist
Living on rice and fish.
Lives on a small inheritance.

Reside

(Computers) To be located or stored
A file that resides on a shared drive.

Live

To reside; dwell
Lives on a farm.

Reside

To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.
He still resides at his parents' house.

Live

To conduct one's life in a particular manner
Lived frugally.
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Reside

To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.

Live

To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life
Those who truly live.

Reside

To sink; to settle, as sediment.

Live

To remain in human memory
An event that lives on in our minds.

Reside

To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to abide continuosly; to have one's domicile of home; to remain for a long time.
At the moated grange, resides this dejected Mariana.
In no fixed place the happy souls reside.

Live

To spend or pass (one's life).

Reside

To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
In such like acts, the duty and virtue of contentedness doth especially reside.

Live

To go through; experience
Lived a nightmare.

Reside

To sink; to settle, as sediment.

Live

To practice in one's life
Live one's beliefs.

Reside

Make one's home or live in;
She resides officially in Iceland
I live in a 200-year old house
These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted
The plains are sparsely populated

Live

Having life; alive
Live animals.

Reside

Live (in a certain place)

Live

Of, related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living
A live birth.
The live weight of an animal before being slaughtered.

Reside

Be inherent or innate in;

Live

Of current interest or relevance
A live topic.
Still a live option.

Live

(Informal) Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively
A live crowd at the parade.
A live party.

Live

Glowing; burning
Live coals.

Live

Not yet exploded but capable of being fired
Live ammunition.

Live

(Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity
Live cables lying dangerously on the ground.

Live

Not mined or quarried; in the natural state
Live ore.

Live

Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded
A live television program.

Live

Involving performers or spectators who are physically present
Live entertainment.
A live audience.

Live

Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form
Live yogurt cultures.
A live measles vaccine.

Live

(Printing) Not yet set into type
Live copy.

Live

(Sports) In play
A live ball.

Live

At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance
The landing on the moon was telecast live.

Live

(intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
He's not expected to live for more than a few months.

Live

(intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.
I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.
He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer.

Live

(of an object) to have its proper place; to normally be stored.
I washed your gravy boat. Where does it live?

Live

(intransitive) To survive; to persevere; to continue.

Live

(intransitive) To endure in memory; to escape oblivion.
Her memory lives in that song.

Live

To cope.
You'll just have to live with it!
I can't live in a world without you.

Live

(intransitive) To pass life in a specified manner.
It is difficult to live in poverty.
And they lived happily ever after.

Live

(transitive) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.
To live an idle or a useful life.

Live

(transitive) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.

Live

To live as; to live being.

Live

(intransitive) To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).
No ship could live in such a storm.

Live

To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.
It is hard to live on the minimum wage.
They lived on stale bread.
Man shall not live by bread alone.

Live

To make the most of life; to experience a full, rich life.
I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!

Live

(only used attributively) Having life; that is alive.
The post office will not ship live animals.

Live

Being in existence; actual.
He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking.

Live

Having active properties; being energized.
Because the vaccinia virus is live, it is important to follow care instructions for the vaccination site.

Live

Operational; in actual use rather than in testing etc.

Live

(programming) Of an object or value: that may potentially be used in the future execution of a program.

Live

Taken from a living animal.
Live feathers

Live

(engineering) Imparting power; having motion.
The live spindle of a lathe
A live, or driving, axle

Live

(sports) Still in active play.
A live ball

Live

(card games) Of a card: not yet dealt or played.

Live

(broadcasting) Being broadcast ("on the air"), as it happens.
The station presented a live news program every evening.
Are we live?

Live

(of a performance or speech) In person.
This nightclub has a live band on weekends.

Live

Recorded from a performance in front of an audience.
A live album

Live

Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.

Live

Of an environment where sound is recorded: having noticeable reverberation.

Live

(circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
Use caution when working near live wires.

Live

(poker) Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.
Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.

Live

(film) Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.

Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning.
A live coal; live embers

Live

(obsolete) Vivid; bright.

Live

(slang)

Live

(dated) Energetic, attentive, active.
A live man, or orator

Live

Outstanding, top-notch, exhilarating.

Live

Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.
The concert was broadcast live by radio.

Live

Of making a performance or speech, in person.
He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.

Live

To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live.

Live

To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!

Live

To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.

Live

To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtuesWe write in water.

Live

To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
What greater curse could envious fortune giveThan just to die when I began to live?

Live

To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

Live

To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
The just shall live by faith.

Live

To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
Those who live by labor.

Live

To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
A strong mast that lived upon the sea.

Live

To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.

Live

To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live the Gospel.

Live

Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it.

Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.

Live

Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.

Live

Vivid; bright.

Live

Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.

Live

Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.

Live

Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.

Live

Still in active play; - of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.

Live

Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.

Live

Life.

Live

Make one's home or live in;
She resides officially in Iceland
I live in a 200-year old house
These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted
The plains are sparsely populated

Live

Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style;
We had to live frugally after the war

Live

Continue to live; endure or last;
We went without water and food for 3 days
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents

Live

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

Live

Have life, be alive;
Our great leader is no more
My grandfather lived until the end of war

Live

Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;
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

Live

Pursue a positive and satisfying existence;
You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

Live

Actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;
A live television program
Brought to you live from Lincoln Center
Live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Live

Showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy;
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

Live

Highly reverberant;
A live concert hall

Live

Charged with an explosive;
Live ammunition
A live bomb

Live

Rebounds readily;
Clean bouncy hair
A lively tennis ball
As resiliant as seasoned hickory
Springy turf

Live

Abounding with life and energy;
The club members are a really live bunch

Live

In current use or ready for use;
Live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Live

Of current relevance;
A live issue
Still a live option

Live

Charged or energized with electricity;
A hot wire
A live wire

Live

Having life;
A live canary
Hit a live nerve
Famous living painters
Living tissue

Live

Capable of erupting;
A live volcano
The volcano is very much alive

Live

Not recorded;
The opera was broadcast live

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