, in life; alive. [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.

It is their profession and livelihood to get their living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit their lives.

(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 bird
Clamored the livelong night.

How could she sit the livelong day,
Yet never ask us once to play?

2. Lasting; durable. [Obs.]

Thou hast built thyself a livelong monument.

(Live"ly) a. [Compar. Livelier ; superl. Liveliest.] [For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.]

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