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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de lifeENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /laɪf/, enPR: līf * Rhymes: -aɪf

  • IPA(key): /laɪf/, enPR: līf
  • Rhymes: -aɪf

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de lifeENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _lif_, _lyf_, from Old English _līf_ (“life, existence; life-time”), from Proto-Germanic _*lībą_ (“life, body”), from Proto-Germanic _*lībaną_ (“to remain, stay, be left”), from Proto-Indo-European _*leyp-_, _*lip-_ (“to stick, glue”). Cognate with Scots _life_, _leif_ (“life”), North Frisian _liff_ (“life, limb, person, livelihood”), West Frisian _liif_ (“belly, abdomen”), Dutch _lijf_ (“body”), Low German _lif_ (“body; life, life-force; waist”), German _Leib_ (“body”), Swedish _liv_ (“life; waist”), Icelandic _líf_ (“life”). Related to belive.

From Middle English lif, lyf, from Old English līf (life, existence; life-time), from Proto-Germanic *lībą (life, body), from Proto-Germanic *lībaną (to remain, stay, be left), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp-, *lip- (to stick, glue). Cognate with Scots life, leif (life), North Frisian liff (life, limb, person, livelihood), West Frisian liif (belly, abdomen), Dutch lijf (body), Low German lif (body; life, life-force; waist), German Leib (body), Swedish liv (life; waist), Icelandic líf (life). Related to belive.

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de lifeENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

LIFE (_usually uncountable_, _plural_ LIVES) * The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living. _Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to LIFE.  He gave up on LIFE._ * A living being. _Many LIVES were lost during the war._ * (biology) A status possessed by any of a number of entities, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and sometimes viruses, which have the properties of replication and metabolism. * (heading) _A period of time._ * The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive. * 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, _Zollenstein_, chapterIV: “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your LIFE would not be worth a curse.” * 1916, Ezra Meeker, _The Busy LIFE of Eighty-Five Years of Ezra Meeker_ * The span of time during which an object operates. _This light bulb is designed to have a LIFE of 2,000 hours._ * The period of time during which an object is recognizable. _The LIFE of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill._ * (colloquial) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death. * (heading) _Personal existence._ * (philosophy) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being. * 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, _The Land That Time Forgot_, Ch.VI: " […] I realize as never before how cheap and valueless a thing is LIFE. LIFE seems a joke, a cruel, grim joke. You are a laughable incident or a terrifying one as you happen to be less powerful or more powerful than some other form of LIFE which crosses your path; but as a rule you are of no moment whatsoever to anything but yourself. You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave. Yes, that is our trouble—we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed. * (phenomenology) The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual. * The world in general; existence. _Man's LIFE on this planet has been marked by continual conflict._ * A worthwhile existence. _He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. That's no LIFE!  His LIFE was ruined by drugs._ * Animation; spirit; vivacity. * Henry Felton (1679-1740) No notion of LIFE and fire in fancy and in words. * William Wordsworth (1770-1850) That gives thy gestures grace and LIFE. * The most lively component or participant. * 1970, Mathuram Bhoothalingam, _The finger on the lute: the story of Mahakavi Subramania Bharati,_ National Council of Educational Research and Training, p.87: "Don't I know that it is you who is the LIFE of this house. Two delightful children!" * 1998, Monica F. Cohen, _Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel: Women, work and home,_ Cambridge University Press, page 32: And he is the LIFE of the party at the Musgroves for precisely this reason: the navy has made him into a great storyteller. * Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc. _She's my love, my LIFE._ * (informal) Social life. _Get a LIFE._ * 1915, George A. Birmingham, _Gossamer_, chapterI: It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of LIFE at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There

life (usually uncountable, plural lives)

  1. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
    Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.  He gave up on life.
    1. A living being.
      Many lives were lost during the war.
    2. (biology) A status possessed by any of a number of entities, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and sometimes viruses, which have the properties of replication and metabolism.
  2. (heading) A period of time.
    1. The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive.
    2. The span of time during which an object operates.
      This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours.
    3. The period of time during which an object is recognizable.
      The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill.
    4. (colloquial) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.
  3. (heading) Personal existence.
    1. (philosophy) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
    2. (phenomenology) The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
    3. The world in general; existence.
      Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
    4. A worthwhile existence.
      He gets up early in the morning, works all day longeven on weekendsand hardly sees his family. That's no life!  His life was ruined by drugs.
    5. Animation; spirit; vivacity.
    6. The most lively component or participant.
    7. Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.
      She's my love, my life.
    8. (informal) Social life.
      Get a life.

English - Anagrams

* file * lief


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