Life Definition

Define what is Life?

1. life (noun)

a characteristic state or mode of living.

  • social life.
  • city life.
  • real life.
Hypernyms

being, beingness, existence noun
the state or fact of existing.

Hyponyms

ghetto noun
any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping.

2. living, life (noun)

the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities.

  • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life.
Synonyms: living
Hypernyms

experience noun
the content of direct observation or participation in an event.

3. 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.
Hypernyms

being, beingness, existence noun
the state or fact of existing.

4. aliveness, animation, living, 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.
Hypernyms

being, beingness, existence noun
the state or fact of existing.

Hyponyms

eternal life, life eternal noun
life without beginning or end.

skin noun
a person's skin regarded as their life.

survival, endurance noun
a state of surviving; remaining alive.

5. life-time, lifespan, lifetime, 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.
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

Hyponyms

afterlife, hereafter noun
life after death.

6. life (noun)

the period between birth and the present time.

  • I have known him all his life.
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

7. life (noun)

the period from the present until death.

  • he appointed himself emperor for life.
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

Hyponyms

days, years noun
the time during which someone's life continues.

8. life (noun)

a living person.

  • his heroism saved a life.
Hypernyms

individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul noun
a human being.

9. sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, 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.
Hypernyms

brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification, animation noun
quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous.

Hyponyms

pertness noun
quality of being lively and confident.

airiness, delicacy noun
lightness in movement or manner.

alacrity, briskness, smartness noun
liveliness and eagerness.

vim, muscularity, vigor, vigour, Energy noun
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing).

elan noun
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness.

esprit noun
liveliness of mind or spirit.

breeziness, jauntiness noun
a breezy liveliness.

irrepressibility, buoyancy noun
irrepressible liveliness and good spirit.

high-spiritedness noun
exuberant liveliness.

ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance noun
overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval.

pep, peppiness, ginger noun
liveliness and energy.

10. life (noun)

living things collectively.

  • the oceans are teeming with life.
Hypernyms

animate thing, living thing noun
a living (or once living) entity.

Hyponyms

wildlife noun
all living things (except people) that are undomesticated.

11. life (noun)

the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones.

  • there is no life on the moon.
Hypernyms

organic phenomenon noun
(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals.

Hyponyms

biology noun
characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms.

aerobiosis noun
life sustained in the presence of air or oxygen.

12. biography, life history, life story, life (noun)

an account of the series of events making up a person's life.

    Hypernyms

    account, chronicle, history, story noun
    a record or narrative description of past events.

    Hyponyms

    autobiography noun
    a biography of yourself.

    hagiography noun
    a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint).

    profile noun
    biographical sketch.

    13. life (noun)

    a motive for living.

    • pottery was his life.
    Hypernyms

    motivation, motive, need noun
    the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.

    14. life sentence, life (noun)

    a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives.

    • he got life for killing the guard.
    Synonyms: life sentence
    Hypernyms

    prison term, sentence, time noun
    the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.

    Nearby Terms

    life assurance (noun)
    insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies

    life belt (noun)
    belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt

    life buoy (noun)
    a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material

    life class (noun)
    an art class using a live human model

    life cycle (noun)
    a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage

    life estate (noun)
    (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

    life eternal (noun)
    life without beginning or end

    life expectancy (noun)
    an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities

    life force (noun)
    (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms

    life form (noun)
    the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism

    life history (noun)
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life

    life imprisonment (noun)
    a sentence of imprisonment until death

    life insurance (noun)
    insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies

    life jacket (noun)
    life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design

    life line (noun)
    a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live