life


Definition: Meaning of, life in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / lʌɪf /

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  1. time somebody is alive [uncountable and countable] the period of time when someone is alive
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  2. state of being alive [uncountable and countable] the state of being alive
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  3. way somebody lives [countable usually singular] the way you live your life, and what you do and experience during it
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  4. particular situation/job [uncountable and countable] the experiences, activities, and ways of living that are typical of being in a particular job, situation, society etc
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  5. particular situation/job [uncountable and countable] the time in your life when you are doing a particular job, are in a particular situation etc
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  6. social/personal/sex etc life the activities in your life relating to your friends, your family, sex etc
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  7. human existence [uncountable] human existence, considered as a variety of experiences and activities
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  8. time when something exists/works [countable usually singular] the period of time during which something happens or exists
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  9. time when something exists/works [countable usually singular] the period of time during which something is still good enough to use
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  10. living things [uncountable] the quality of being alive that people, animals, plants etc have and that objects and dead things do not have
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  11. living things [uncountable] living things, such as people, animals, or plants
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  12. be somebody's (whole) life to be the most important thing or person to someone
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  13. life and death also life or death used for emphasizing that a situation, decision etc is extremely urgent and important, especially because someone is at risk of dying
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  14. game [countable] a chance in a game, especially a computer game, in which you can be defeated or do something wrong and can still continue playing
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  15. activity [uncountable] activity or movement
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  16. interest/excitement [uncountable] a quality of being interesting or exciting
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  17. come to life/roar into life/splutter into life etc to suddenly start working
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  18. make life difficult/easier etc to make it difficult, easier etc to do something
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  19. the life and soul of the party British English American English someone who enjoys social occasions and is fun and exciting to be with
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  20. life and limb formal your life and physical health - used especially when this is threatened in some way
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  21. get a life! spoken used to tell someone that you think they are boring and should find more exciting things to do
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  22. that's life also such is life spoken used to say that something is disappointing but you have to accept it
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  23. life's a bitch spoken not polite used to say that bad things happen in life
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  24. this is the life spoken used when you are relaxing and doing something you enjoy
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  25. the shock/surprise/game etc of somebody's life the biggest shock or surprise, the best game etc that someone has ever had
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  26. how's life? spoken used to ask someone if they are well, what they have been doing etc
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  27. life goes on spoken used to say that you must continue to live a normal life even when something sad or disappointing has happened
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  28. a life of its own if something has a life of its own, it seems to move or work by itself
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  29. a life of its own if something has a life of its own, it exists and develops without depending on other things
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  30. cannot for the life of me spoken used to say that you cannot remember or understand something even when you try hard
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  31. life's too short spoken used to say that you should not waste time doing something or worrying about something
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  32. not on your life spoken used as a reply to a question or suggestion to say that you definitely will not do something
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  33. the woman/man/girl etc in your life the woman or man you are married to or are having a relationship with - used especially in advertisements
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  34. prison [uncountable] also life imprisonment the punishment of being put in prison for the rest of your life
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  35. art [uncountable] when you paint, draw etc something you are looking at, especially a person or animal
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  36. frighten/scare the life out of somebody informal to make someone feel very frightened
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  37. there's life in the old dog yet spoken used to say that although someone or something is old, they are still able to do something - used humorously
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  38. live/lead/have the life of Riley informal to have a very easy and comfortable life and not have to work hard
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  39. book/film [uncountable] the story of someone's life [=  biography]
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  40. the next life also the life to come , life after death the time after death, in which some people believe life continues in another form
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Life


Definition: Meaning of, Life in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / laɪf /

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[trademark]
  1. a US magazine that is known for having many photographs
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Life used in phrases

  • Country Life
    1. a British monthly magazine which contains articles about impressive homes and gardens in the country, and important social activities there
  • Jaws of Life (noun)
    1. the Jaws of Life trademark a tool used to make a hole in a car, truck etc after an accident, so that the people inside can be taken out
  • Life Guards, the
    1. a REGIMENT (= large group of soldiers) in the British army which is part of the HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY
  • Life Saver
    1. a type of small hard round sweet with a hole in the middle, which is produced in many different FLAVOUR s . It is sold in the US.
  • This is Your Life
    1. a British and US television programme in which a famous person's life story is told. It begins when the PRESENTER surprises someone and says "This is Your Life", before taking him or her to a television studio. The famous person's friends and relations have been secretly brought to the studio to meet them there and say something about them
  • business life (noun)
    1. a career in industrial, commercial or professional activities
  • change of life (noun)
    1. the MENOPAUSE
  • come to life (verb)
    1. be born or come into existence
    2. be lifelike, as of a painting
  • double life (noun)
    1. if someone lives a double life, they deceive people by having two separate homes, families, or sets of activities, one of which they keep secret
  • elixir of life (noun)
    1. a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists
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Pronunciation: wɪljəm ðə ˈkɒŋkərə
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(1027-1087) the king of England from 1066 until his death. He was also called William I . William was the Duke of Normandy (in northern France), and became king of England by defeating King Harold at the Battle of HASTINGS in 1066. His arrival brought great changes in English society, and people see it as the end of the Anglo-Saxon period and the beginning of the Middle Ages.