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lifes, plural; lives, plural;
  1. The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death
    • - the origins of life
  2. Living things and their activity
    • - some sort of life existed on Mars
    • - lower forms of life
    • - the ice-cream vendors were the only signs of life
  3. The state of being alive as a human being
    • - she didn't want to die; she loved life
    • - a superficial world where life revolved around the minutiae of outward appearance
  4. A particular type or aspect of people's existence
    • - an experienced teacher will help you settle into school life
    • - revelations about his private life
  5. Vitality, vigor, or energy
    • - she was beautiful and full of life
  6. The existence of an individual human being or animal
    • - a disaster that claimed the lives of 266 Americans
  7. A way of living
    • - his father decided to start a new life in California
  8. A biography
    • - a life of Shelley
  9. Either of the two states of a person's existence separated by death (as in Christianity and some other religious traditions)
    • - too much happiness in this life could reduce the chances of salvation in the next
  10. Any of a number of successive existences in which a soul is held to be reincarnated (as in Hinduism and some other religious traditions)

  11. A chance to live after narrowly escaping death (esp. with reference to the nine lives traditionally attributed to cats)

  12. The period between the birth and death of a living thing, esp. a human being
    • - she has lived all her life in the country
    • - I want to be with you for the rest of my life
    • - they became friends for life
  13. The period during which something inanimate or abstract continues to exist, function, or be valid
    • - underlay helps to prolong the life of a carpet
  14. A sentence of imprisonment for life

  15. (in art) The depiction of a subject from a real model, rather than from an artist's imagination
    • - the pose and clothing were sketched from life
    • - life drawing

  1. a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
  2. the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  3. 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"
  4. animation: 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"
  5. 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"
  6. the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
  7. Life (cf. biota) is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have signaling and self-sustaining processes (biology) from those that do not,The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, via : * "The property or quality that ...
  8. Life, released in 2005, is the second full-length album by British DJ and EDM composer Andy Hunter°. It may actually be considered an EP as it features only six songs, but each song's duration of +6 minutes makes up for a total playing time of 43:45.
  9. "Mirrorcle World" is the forty-third physical single and forty-fourth single overall by Ayumi Hamasaki. The title track is an extended version of the song "Mirror," a two-minute introductory track on Hamasaki's ninth studio album, Guilty. ...
  10. Life is a nature documentary series made by BBC television, first broadcast as part of the BBC's Darwin Season on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. ...
  11. The Game of Life, also known simply as LIFE, is a board game originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley, as The Checkered Game of Life. The game simulates a person's travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobs, marriages and children (or not) along the way. ...
  12. Life is a breakfast cereal made of whole grain oats, distributed by the Quaker Oats Company. It was introduced in 1961 . The cereal's advertisements currently sport the slogan "Life is full of surprises".
  13. God
  14. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living; The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive; The span of time during which an object operates; The period of time during which an object is recognizable; A status given to any ...
  15. (lifeness) The state or quality of having a life
  16. The period during which a system is capable of operating above a specified performance level.
  17. The recommended safe duration (in hours or measurable wear on the component) of any part on an aircraft. This length of time is determined by either fatigue or the operational wear on the part.
  18. "Life" of individual rolling bearing is the number of revolutions (or hours at some given constant speed) which bearing runs before first evidence of fatigue develops in the material of either ring or washer or any of rolling elements.
  19. The period of time you have to pay off the loan.
  20. The minimum rated lifetime of a stage at maximum payload while maintaining positioning specifications.
  21. The number of years estimated to be the useful period of the asset, as determined by governmental or other appraisal documents. (See Exhibit Q, Class Codes.)
  22. the condition in which a plant’s, an animal’s or a human being’s natural functions and motions are performed. In humankind, that state of being in which the spirit, intellect and body are united we identify as life. The source of the word “life” goes back to a meaning of “to be. ...
  23. Similar to artificial intelligence (AI) but relies on behavior emerging or being produced rather than being specifically pre-programmed. eg Game of Life, Cellular Automaton.
  24. ealdor, n.; feorh, n.; lif; lifdagas