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  1. life
    IPA[līf]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: life, plural noun: lives

    • noun

      the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death:

      living things and their activity:

    • plural form of life
    • plural form of life
    • noun

      a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware:

      still life as a genre of painting or drawing:

    • adjective

      serving or intended to save a person's life, especially from illness or injury:
    • noun

      the action or process of saving another person's life, especially from drowning:
    • noun

      a device made of buoyant or inflatable material, such as a life jacket, to keep someone afloat in water.

      a short club with a heavily weighted end, used as a weapon; a blackjack.

    • noun

      a table of statistics relating to life expectancy and mortality for a given category of people.

      a table of statistics relating to life expectancy for a population of animals.

    • noun

      the series of changes undergone by an organism during its lifetime.

      the story of a person's life, especially when told at tedious length:

    • noun

      an extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy.

      a style of dance music of West African origin, influenced by rock and jazz.

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