lives lives  /ˈlɪvz/


  1. (n) a characteristic state or mode of living
  2. (n) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
  3. (n) the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living
  4. (n) the condition of living or the state of being alive
  5. (n) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
  6. (n) the period between birth and the present time
  7. (n) the period from the present until death
  8. (n) a living person
  9. (n) animation and energy in action or expression
  10. (n) living things collectively
  11. (n) the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
  12. (n) an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  13. (n) a motive for living
  14. (n) a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives


  1. Though the war ended 25 years ago, its legacy continues to affect the lives of Vietnamese----and a few Americans.
  2. Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the daily lives of Americans.
  3. Our lives have been ruined by the exploitation we suffered at the hands of the government of Ontario, our place of birth.


  1. Infographic: Visualizing The Lives Of The World’s 10 Greatest Painters

    Italian studio Accurat has produced a series of sprawling infographics that plot the events that shaped the lives of 20th-century masters Picasso, Matisse, Dalí, and others. Some artists are remembered for their works and others for their lives--and especially for the juicy anecdotes they leave behind for doctoral students and biographers to pick over. The latest from Milan-based design studio ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Saving lives through rehab

    Saving lives through rehab
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ventura County Reporter

  3. Obama: 'Lives Have Been Saved' by NSA Programs

    Obama says NSA surveillance programs have saved lives, averted at least 50 terror threats        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. Obama said "My job is to communicate from the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. International Mideast envoy Tony Blair said Israel's measures "should have a dramatic influence on the daily lives of the people of Gaza and on the private sector."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: The Associated Press

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /