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There can be moments in your life where you may feel attracted to someone depending on circumstance, depending on the person of one gender or another, and sometimes where that is less of an influence in your life.
Charles M. Blow

Meaning of "life" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LIFE

Old English līf; related to Old High German lib, Old Norse līf life, body.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFE

life  [laɪf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIFE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Life is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

life

Life

Life is a characteristic distinguishing objects having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate. Biology is science concerned with the study of life. Any contiguous living system is called an organism. Organisms undergo metabolism, maintain homeostasis, can grow, respond to stimuli, reproduce and, through natural selection, adapt to their environment in successive generations. More complex organisms can communicate through alternative means. A diverse array of living organisms can be found in the biosphere of Earth, and the properties common to these organisms—plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria—are a carbon- and water-based cellular form with complex organization and heritable genetic information. The Earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago. The earliest life on Earth existed at least 3.5 billion years ago, during the Eoarchean Era when sufficient crust had solidified following the molten Hadean Eon. The earliest physical evidence for life on Earth is biogenic graphite in 3.

Definition of life in the English dictionary

The first definition of life in the dictionary is the state or quality that distinguishes living beings or organisms from dead ones and from inorganic matter, characterized chiefly by metabolism, growth, and the ability to reproduce and respond to stimuli related adjectives animate vital. Other definition of life is the period between birth and death. Life is also a living person or being.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIFE


afterlife
ˈɑːftəˌlaɪf
ex-wife
ˌeksˈwaɪf
fife
faɪf
housewife
ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf
kaif
kaɪf
knife
naɪf
long-life
ˈlɒŋlaɪf
midwife
ˈmɪdˌwaɪf
nightlife
ˈnaɪtˌlaɪf
real-life
ˌriːlˈlaɪf
rife
raɪf
still-life
stɪl laɪf
strife
straɪf
wife
waɪf
wildlife
ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFE

life annuity
life assurance
life belt
life buoy
life class
life coach
life cycle
life drawing
life estate
life expectancy
life force
life form
Life Guards
life history
life imprisonment
life instinct
life insurance
life interest
life jacket

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFE

a dog´s life
all the world and his wife
come to life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
half-life
home life
love life
not on your life
quality of life
real life
Recife
shelf life
social life
still life
Tenerife
to the life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of life in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIFE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «life» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of life

Translation of «life» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIFE

Find out the translation of life to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of life from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «life» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生命
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vida
570 millions of speakers

English

life
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَيَاْةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жизнь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kehidupan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生命
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்க்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hayat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

życie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

viață
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

liv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of life

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE»

The term «life» is very widely used and occupies the 406 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «life».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «life» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «life» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about life

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word life.
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Alfie Allen
There wasn't a lot of discipline in my life, and I hated it being imposed on me at school.
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B. R. Ambedkar
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
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Berthold Auerbach
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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Fantasia Barrino
I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'
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Murray Bartlett
Speaking personally, I didn't think 40 would be a big issue, and I don't think I have issues about age, but there are naturally some big questions that come up at that point in your life.
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Noah Baumbach
I'm curious how people build up the codes that they live their life by, and how they come to think that that's the best way for them to function.
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Charles M. Blow
There can be moments in your life where you may feel attracted to someone depending on circumstance, depending on the person of one gender or another, and sometimes where that is less of an influence in your life.
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Tom Bosley
So we had life, death, illness, everything - every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing.
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Carol Burnett
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
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Jack Canfield
Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIFE»

Discover the use of life in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to life and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
3
The End of Your Life Book Club
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
Will Schwalbe, 2012
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Life
Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23 ...
Keith Richards, 2010
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
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LIFE
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term life is used in the context of the following news items.
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Let's listen out for alien life – and remember we might not …
As the Breakthrough Initiative starts scanning far galaxies for radio waves, it is important to remember intelligent life may take a very different ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Why is life left-handed? The answer is in the stars - The Conversation
Life prefers the left-handed version, which is puzzling since both mirrored types form equally in the laboratory. But a new study suggests that ... «The Conversation UK, Jul 15»
3
Life in Victoria's 'Bronx': Braybrook, where 'every second house was …
People might wonder how one person manages so many overwhelming setbacks in life, Bianca said she looks to her beloved niece Marissa to ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Minions toy saves life of five-year-old girl who fell from window | Film …
A stuffed Minions toy has saved the life of a five-year-old girl in Colorado who tumbled three storeys from a bedroom window, reports the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Website with slogan, 'Life is short. Have an affair' hacked, users face …
Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Being an Actor | Susan Shehata
In life, rarely is a decision made based on ANY one factor. And yet, we pick ourselves and situations apart trying to "figure them out." There are ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Academy of Sciences features Color of Life exhibit - ABC7 News
Learn to speak the language of color, your life may depend on it. By observing the many ways in which species communicate through color, ... «abc7news.com, Jul 15»
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Fallen soldier featured in 'Life' magazine honored in Germany
A Rochester soldier whose death was captured in a famous Life magazine photo spread has been honored in the German city where he fell. «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Alex Rocco, Character Actor in 'Godfather,' 'Facts of Life,' Dies at 79 …
He appeared in several episodes of 1980s TV show "The Facts of Life" as Charlie Polniaczek, and had recurring roles on other shows including ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
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10 Ways An Engineering Degree Gave Me A Crash Course In Life
But it paid off, and here I am loving every moment of my life as a “working professional.” I have realized that the real world is remarkably ... «Elite Daily, Jul 15»

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