(Lit"ur*gy) n.; pl. Liturgies (- jiz). [F. liturgie, LL. liturgia, Gr. leitoyrgi`a a public service,
the public service of God, public worship; (assumed) le`i:tos, lei^tos, belonging to the people, public (fr.
lao`s, lew`s, the people) + the root of 'e`rgon work. See Lay, a., and Work.] An established formula
for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary
for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any
language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.
(||Lit"u*us) n.; pl. Litui [L.]
1. (Rom. Antig.) (a) A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens. (b) An instrument
of martial music; a kind of trumpet of a somewhat curved form and shrill note.
2. (Math.) A spiral whose polar equation is r2&theta = a; that is, a curve the square of whose radius
vector varies inversely as the angle which the radius vector makes with a given line.
1. Such as can be lived.
2. Such as is pleasant to live in; fit or suitable to live in. [Colloq.]
A more delightful or livable region is not easily to be found.T. Arnold.
(Live) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived (livd); p. pr. & vb. n. Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban,
lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leben, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live,
to be left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist,
liparo`s oily, shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear; the first sense prob. was, to
cleave to, stick to; hence, to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food,
and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that
live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live.Ezek. xxxvii. 5, 6.
2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as,
to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions!Ecclus.
3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.Gen. xlvii. 28.
4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; said of inanimate objects,
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtuesShak.
We write in water.
5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
What greater curse could envious fortune giveDryden.
Than just to die when I began to live?
6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.