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life

 
Noun life has 14 senses
  1. life - a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
    --1 is a kind of
    being, beingness, existence
    --1 has particulars: ghetto
  2. life - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    being, beingness, existence
  3. life, living - the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
    --3 is a kind of experience
  4. animation, life, living, aliveness - 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"
    --4 is a kind of being, beingness, existence
    --4 has particulars: eternal life, life eternal; skin; survival, endurance
  5. life, lifetime, lifespan - 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"
    --5 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
    --5 has parts:
     birth; death, dying, demise; time of life; age, eld
    --5 has particulars: life expectancy; afterlife, hereafter
  6. life - the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
    --6 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
    --6 has part: past
  7. liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
    --7 is a kind of animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification
    --7 has particulars:
     airiness, delicacy; alacrity, briskness; energy, vigor, vigour, vim; elan; esprit; breeziness, jauntiness; irrepressibility, buoyancy; high-spiritedness; exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience; pep, peppiness, ginger
  8. biography, life, life story, life history - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
    --8 is a kind of history, account, chronicle, story
    --8 has particulars: autobiography; hagiography; profile; Parallel Lives
  9. life - the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
    --9 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
    --9 has particulars: days, years
  10. life - a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
    --10 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  11. life - living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
    --11 is a kind of
    living thing, animate thing
    --11 has particulars: wildlife
  12. life - a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
    --12 is a kind of
    motivation, motive, need
  13. life - the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
    --13 is a kind of
    organic phenomenon
    --13 has particulars: biology; aerobiosis
  14. life sentence, life - a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard"
    --14 is a kind of prison term, sentence, time
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