Noun Definition


1.Definition: a characteristic state or mode of living

"Social life", "City life", "Real life"

Category: General

2.Definition: a living person

"His heroism saved a life"

Category: People

3.Definition: a motive for living

"Pottery was his life"

Category: General

4.Definition: a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives

"He got life for killing the guard"

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):biography

Category: General

6.Definition: animation and energy in action or expression

"It was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Related Noun(s):liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

Category: General

7.Definition: living things collectively

"The oceans are teeming with life"

Category: General

8.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):aliveness, animation

Category: General

9.Definition: 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", "Get a life!", "He is trying to rebuild his life"

Category: General

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

"He could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

Category: General

11.Definition: the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

"There is no life on the moon"

Category: General

12.Definition: the period between birth and the present time

"I have known him all his life"

Category: General

13.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):lifespan, lifetime

Category: General

14.Definition: the period from the present until death

"He appointed himself emperor for life"

Category: General