Synonyms of live in English

: live1live2

live1


See definition of live

verb

1‘he was one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived’

SYNONYMS

exist, be alive, be, have being, have life

breathe, draw breath, walk the earth

be extant

informal be in the land of the living

ANTONYMS

die, be dead

2‘I live in central London’

SYNONYMS

reside, have one's home, have one's residence, be settled

be housed, lodge, board

inhabit, occupy, populate

Scottish stay

informal hang out, hang one's hat, put up

formal dwell, sojourn, be domiciled

archaic bide

3‘he lived quietly during his remaining years’

SYNONYMS

pass one's life, spend one's life, lead one's life, have a life, have a lifestyle

behave, conduct oneself, comport oneself

4‘she had lived a difficult life’

SYNONYMS

experience, spend, pass, lead, have, go through, undergo

5‘old people living on small fixed pensions’

SYNONYMS

survive, make a living, earn one's living, eke out a living

subsist, support oneself, sustain oneself

keep alive, stay alive, maintain oneself, make ends meet, keep body and soul together

6‘couldn't we just forget about work for one afternoon and live a little?’

SYNONYMS

enjoy oneself, enjoy life, have fun, be happy, live life to the full

flourish, prosper, thrive, make the most of life


Synonyms of live in English

: live1live2

live2


See definition of live

adjective

1‘the use of live bait’

SYNONYMS

living, alive, having life, breathing

animate, organic, biological, sentient

existing, existent, extant

informal in the land of the living, among the living

archaic quick

ANTONYMS

dead, inanimate

2‘this is her first live appearance in Britain’

SYNONYMS

in the flesh, personal, in person, actual

not pre-recorded, not recorded, unedited

not delayed, real-time

with an audience

ANTONYMS

recorded

3‘he touched a live rail while working on the track’

SYNONYMS

electrified, charged, powered, connected, active, switched on

informal hot

ANTONYMS

inactive

4‘the fire grate was full of live coals’

SYNONYMS

hot, glowing, red hot, aglow, smouldering

burning, alight, flaming, aflame, blazing, fiery, ignited, on fire, afire

5‘a live grenade’

SYNONYMS

unexploded, explosive, explodable, active

loaded, charged, primed

unstable, volatile

ANTONYMS

inactive

6‘gay rights have become a live issue across America’

SYNONYMS

topical, current, of current interest, contemporary

burning, pressing, important, vital

relevant, pertinent

controversial, debatable, unsettled


Phrases

    live it up

      ‘those two are living it up in Hawaii’

      SYNONYMS

      live extravagantly, live in the lap of luxury, live in clover

      informal

      carouse, revel, overindulge, party, enjoy oneself, celebrate, have a good time, roister

      informal

      go on a spree, push the boat out, paint the town red, have a ball, make whoopee, go overboard, make a pig of oneself

      North American informal

      live high off the hog, live high on the hog

      archaic, informal

      wassail

    live off/on

      ‘scavenging seabirds live off discarded fish’

      SYNONYMS

      subsist on, feed off, feed on, rely for nourishment on, thrive on, depend on

      eat, consume, use

    live up to

      ‘the drive certainly lived up to my expectations’

      SYNONYMS

      measure up to, match up to, come up to, reach, satisfy, fulfil, achieve, meet, equal, be equal to, be on a level with, compare with, admit of comparison, bear comparison with

      be good enough, fill the bill, fit the bill

      informal

      hold a candle to

      ANTONYMS

      exceed, fall short of

    live wire

      ‘she's a real live wire’

      SYNONYMS

      energetic person

      informal

      ball of fire, fireball, human dynamo, busy bee, eager beaver, go-getter, whizz-kid, mover and shaker, powerhouse, life and soul of the party, tiger, demon