[Obs.] See Alive. Chaucer.
(Lived) a. Having life; used only in composition; as, long-lived; short- lived.
(Live"-for*ev`er) n. (Bot.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme
powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.
(Live"li*hed) n. See Livelihood. [Obs.]
(Live"li*hood) n. [OE. livelode, liflode, prop., course of life, life's support, maintenance, fr.
AS. lif life + lad road, way, maintenance. Confused with livelihood liveliness. See Life, and Lode.]
Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.
The opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood.Addison.
It is their profession and livelihood to get their living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit their
(Live"li*hood), n. [Lively + - hood.] Liveliness; appearance of life. [Obs.] Shak.
(Live"li*ly), adv. In a lively manner. [Obs.] Lamb.
(Live"li*ness), n. [From Lively.]
1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness
of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age. B. Jonson.
2. An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait.
3. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.
Syn. Sprightliness; gayety; animation; vivacity; smartness; briskness; activity. Liveliness, Gayety,
Animation, Vivacity. Liveliness is an habitual feeling of life and interest; gayety refers more to a temporary
excitement of the animal spirits; animation implies a warmth of emotion and a corresponding vividness
of expressing it, awakened by the presence of something which strongly affects the mind; vivacity is a
feeling between liveliness and animation, having the permanency of the one, and, to some extent, the
warmth of the other. Liveliness of imagination; gayety of heart; animation of countenance; vivacity of
gesture or conversation.
(Live"lode`) n. [See 1st Livelihood.] Course of life; means of support; livelihood. [Obs.]
(Live"long`) a. [For lifelong. Cf. Lifelong.]
1. Whole; entire; long in passing; used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a
sense of tediousness.
The obscure birdShak.
Clamored the livelong night.
How could she sit the livelong day,Swift.
Yet never ask us once to play?
2. Lasting; durable. [Obs.]
Thou hast built thyself a livelong monument.Milton.
(Live"ly) a. [Compar. Livelier ; superl. Liveliest.] [For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.]