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life
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 14
1. The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
2. Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
3. That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.
6. The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.
7. An essential constituent of life, esp. the blood.
8. A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.
10. Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; - used as a term of endearment.
13. Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.
14. A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation, etc.; hence, human affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of Indians, or of miners.
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