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Exist vs. Live — What's the Difference?

Exist vs. Live — What's the Difference?

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Exist

To have actual being; be real.
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Live

Remain alive
Both cats lived to a ripe age
The doctors said she had only six months to live
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Exist

To have life; live
One of the worst actors that ever existed.
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Live

Make one's home in a particular place or with a particular person
I've lived in the East End all my life
They lived with his grandparents
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Exist

To live at a minimal level; subsist
Barely enough income on which to exist.
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Live

Not dead or inanimate; living
Live animals
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Exist

To continue to be; persist
Old customs that still exist in rural areas.
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Live

Relating to a musical performance given in concert, not on a recording
There is traditional live music played most nights
A live album
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Exist

To be present under certain circumstances or in a specified place; occur
"Wealth and poverty exist in every demographic category" (Thomas G. Exter).
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Live

(of a wire or device) connected to a source of electric current.
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Exist

To be; have existence; have being or reality
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Live

(of a question or subject) of current or continuing interest and importance
The future organization of Europe has become a live issue
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Exist

To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.
Who now, alas! no more is missedThan if he never did exist.
To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity.
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Live

As or at an actual event or performance
The match will be televised live
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Exist

To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
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Live

To be alive; exist.
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Exist

To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
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Live

To continue to be alive
Lived through a bad accident.
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Exist

Have an existence, be extant;
Is there a God?
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Live

To support oneself; subsist
Living on rice and fish.
Lives on a small inheritance.
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Exist

Support oneself;
He could barely exist on such a low wage
Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day
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Live

To reside; dwell
Lives on a farm.
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Live

To conduct one's life in a particular manner
Lived frugally.
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Live

To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life
Those who truly live.
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Live

To remain in human memory
An event that lives on in our minds.
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Live

To spend or pass (one's life).
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Live

To go through; experience
Lived a nightmare.
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Live

To practice in one's life
Live one's beliefs.
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Live

Having life; alive
Live animals.
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Live

Of, related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living
A live birth.
The live weight of an animal before being slaughtered.
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Live

Of current interest or relevance
A live topic.
Still a live option.
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Live

(Informal) Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively
A live crowd at the parade.
A live party.
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Live

Glowing; burning
Live coals.
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Live

Not yet exploded but capable of being fired
Live ammunition.
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Live

(Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity
Live cables lying dangerously on the ground.
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Live

Not mined or quarried; in the natural state
Live ore.
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Live

Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded
A live television program.
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Live

Involving performers or spectators who are physically present
Live entertainment.
A live audience.
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Live

Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form
Live yogurt cultures.
A live measles vaccine.
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Live

(Printing) Not yet set into type
Live copy.
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Live

(Sports) In play
A live ball.
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Live

At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance
The landing on the moon was telecast live.
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Live

(intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
He's not expected to live for more than a few months.
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Live

(intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.
I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.
He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer.
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Live

(of an object) to have its proper place; to normally be stored.
I washed your gravy boat. Where does it live?
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Live

(intransitive) To survive; to persevere; to continue.
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Live

(intransitive) To endure in memory; to escape oblivion.
Her memory lives in that song.
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Live

To cope.
You'll just have to live with it!
I can't live in a world without you.
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Live

(intransitive) To pass life in a specified manner.
It is difficult to live in poverty.
And they lived happily ever after.
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Live

(transitive) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.
To live an idle or a useful life.
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Live

(transitive) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.
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Live

To live as; to live being.
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Live

(intransitive) To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).
No ship could live in such a storm.
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Live

To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.
It is hard to live on the minimum wage.
They lived on stale bread.
Man shall not live by bread alone.
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Live

To make the most of life; to experience a full, rich life.
I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!
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Live

(only used attributively) Having life; that is alive.
The post office will not ship live animals.
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Live

Being in existence; actual.
He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking.
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Live

Having active properties; being energized.
Because the vaccinia virus is live, it is important to follow care instructions for the vaccination site.
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Live

Operational; in actual use rather than in testing etc.
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Live

(programming) Of an object or value: that may potentially be used in the future execution of a program.
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Live

Taken from a living animal.
Live feathers
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Live

(engineering) Imparting power; having motion.
The live spindle of a lathe
A live, or driving, axle
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Live

(sports) Still in active play.
A live ball
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Live

(card games) Of a card: not yet dealt or played.
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Live

(broadcasting) Being broadcast ("on the air"), as it happens.
The station presented a live news program every evening.
Are we live?
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Live

(of a performance or speech) In person.
This nightclub has a live band on weekends.
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Live

Recorded from a performance in front of an audience.
A live album
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Live

Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.
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Live

Of an environment where sound is recorded: having noticeable reverberation.
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Live

(circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
Use caution when working near live wires.
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Live

(poker) Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.
Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.
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Live

(film) Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.
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Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning.
A live coal; live embers
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Live

(obsolete) Vivid; bright.
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Live

(slang)
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Live

(dated) Energetic, attentive, active.
A live man, or orator
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Live

Outstanding, top-notch, exhilarating.
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Live

Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.
The concert was broadcast live by radio.
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Live

Of making a performance or speech, in person.
He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.
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Live

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.
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Live

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!
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Live

To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
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Live

To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; - said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtuesWe write in water.
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Live

To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
What greater curse could envious fortune giveThan just to die when I began to live?
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Live

To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; - with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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Live

To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
The just shall live by faith.
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Live

To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; - with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
Those who live by labor.
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Live

To outlast danger; to float; - said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
A strong mast that lived upon the sea.
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Live

To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
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Live

To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
To live the Gospel.
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Live

Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it.
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Live

Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
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Live

Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
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Live

Vivid; bright.
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Live

Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam.
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Live

Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
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Live

Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded.
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Live

Still in active play; - of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball.
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Live

Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience.
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Live

Life.
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Live

Make one's home or live in;
She resides officially in Iceland
I live in a 200-year old house
These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted
The plains are sparsely populated
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Live

Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style;
We had to live frugally after the war
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Live

Continue to live; endure or last;
We went without water and food for 3 days
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents
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Live

Support oneself;
He could barely exist on such a low wage
Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day
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Live

Have life, be alive;
Our great leader is no more
My grandfather lived until the end of war
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Live

Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;
I know the feeling!
Have you ever known hunger?
I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
I lived through two divorces
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Live

Pursue a positive and satisfying existence;
You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live
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Live

Actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;
A live television program
Brought to you live from Lincoln Center
Live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience
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Live

Showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy;
Live coals
Tossed a live cigarette out the window
Got a shock from a live wire
Live ore is unmined ore
A live bomb
A live ball is one in play
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Live

Highly reverberant;
A live concert hall
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Live

Charged with an explosive;
Live ammunition
A live bomb
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Live

Rebounds readily;
Clean bouncy hair
A lively tennis ball
As resiliant as seasoned hickory
Springy turf
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Live

Abounding with life and energy;
The club members are a really live bunch
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Live

In current use or ready for use;
Live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread
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Live

Of current relevance;
A live issue
Still a live option
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Live

Charged or energized with electricity;
A hot wire
A live wire
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Live

Having life;
A live canary
Hit a live nerve
Famous living painters
Living tissue
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Live

Capable of erupting;
A live volcano
The volcano is very much alive
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Live

Not recorded;
The opera was broadcast live
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