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Life vs. Death

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Main Difference

The main difference between Life and Death is that the Life is a matter capable of extracting energy from the environment for replication and Death is a permanent cessation of vital functions.

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  • Life (noun)

    The living.

    "Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life."

    "He gave up on life."

  • Life (noun)

    The animating principle or force that keeps an inorganic thing or concept metaphorically alive (dynamic, relevant, etc) and makes it a "living document", "living constitution", etc.

  • Life (noun)

    Lifeforms, generally or collectively.

    "It's life, but not as we know it."

    "She discovered plant life on the planet."

    "The rover discovered signs of life on the alien world."

  • Life (noun)

    A living individual; the fact of a particular individual being alive. Chiefly when indicating individuals were lost (died) or saved.

    "Many lives were lost during the war."

    "Her quick thinking saved many dogs' lives."

  • Life (noun)

    Existence.

    "Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict."

    "the eternal life of the soul"

  • Life (noun)

    The status possessed by any of a number of entities, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and sometimes viruses, which have the properties of replication and metabolism.

  • Life (noun)

    A worthwhile existence.

    "He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. That's no life!"

    "His life was ruined by drugs."

  • Life (noun)

    A particular aspect of existence.

    "He struggled to balance his family life, social life and work life."

    "sex life, political life"

  • Life (noun)

    Social life.

    "Get a life."

  • Life (noun)

    A period of time during which something has existence.

  • Life (noun)

    Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.

    "She's my love, my life."

    "Running the bakery is her life."

  • Life (noun)

    The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant; a civilization, species; a star; etc) is alive.

    "This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours."

  • Life (noun)

    The span of time during which an object operates.

  • Life (noun)

    The period of time during which an object is recognizable.

    "The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill."

  • Life (noun)

    A particular phase or period of existence.

  • Life (noun)

    A period extending from a when a (positive or negative) office, punishment, etc is conferred on someone until that person dies (or, sometimes, reaches retirement age).

  • Life (noun)

    Animation; spirit; vivacity.

  • Life (noun)

    A life sentence; a period of imprisonment that lasts until the convict's death (or, sometimes, parole).

  • Life (noun)

    A biography.

    "His life of the founder is finished, except for the title."

  • Life (noun)

    Nature, reality, and the forms that exist it.

  • Life (noun)

    An opportunity for existence.

  • Life (noun)

    The most lively component or participant.

  • Life (noun)

    One of the player's chances to play, lost when the player's character dies or when certain mistakes are made.

    "Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life."

  • Life (noun)

    The life insurance industry.

    "I work in life."

  • Life (noun)

    A life assured under a life assurance policy (equivalent to the policy itself for a single life contract).

  • Death (noun)

    The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.

    "The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family."

  • Death (noun)

    The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.

    "When death walked in, a chill spread through the room."

  • Death (noun)

    The collapse or end of something.

    "England scored a goal at the death to even the score at one all."

    "death of the feudalism"

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  • Life (noun)

    The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; - used of all animal and vegetable organisms.

  • Life (noun)

    Of human beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.

  • Life (noun)

    The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and coöperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.

  • Life (noun)

    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.

  • Life (noun)

    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.

  • Life (noun)

    Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.

  • Life (noun)

    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.

  • Life (noun)

    The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from, the life.

  • Life (noun)

    A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.

  • Life (noun)

    The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.

  • Life (noun)

    An essential constituent of life, esp: the blood.

  • Life (noun)

    A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.

  • Life (noun)

    Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.

  • Life (noun)

    Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; - used as a term of endearment.

  • Death (noun)

    The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.

  • Death (noun)

    Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.

  • Death (noun)

    Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.

  • Death (noun)

    Cause of loss of life.

  • Death (noun)

    Personified: The destroyer of life, - conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.

  • Death (noun)

    Danger of death.

  • Death (noun)

    Murder; murderous character.

  • Death (noun)

    Loss of spiritual life.

  • Death (noun)

    Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

Webster Dictionary
  • Life (noun)

    a characteristic state or mode of living;

    "social life"

    "city life"

    "real life"

  • Life (noun)

    the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living;

    "he hoped for a new life in Australia"

    "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"

  • Life (noun)

    the experience of living; the course of human events and activities;

    "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

  • Life (noun)

    the condition of living or the state of being alive;

    "while there's life there's hope"

    "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

  • Life (noun)

    the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death);

    "the battery had a short life"

    "he lived a long and happy life"

  • Life (noun)

    the period between birth and the present time;

    "I have known him all his life"

  • Life (noun)

    animation and energy in action or expression;

    "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

  • Life (noun)

    an account of the series of events making up a person's life

  • Life (noun)

    the period from the present until death;

    "he appointed himself emperor for life"

  • Life (noun)

    a living person;

    "his heroism saved a life"

  • Life (noun)

    living things collectively;

    "the oceans are teeming with life"

  • Life (noun)

    a motive for living;

    "pottery was his life"

  • Life (noun)

    the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;

    "there is no life on the moon"

  • Life (noun)

    a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives;

    "he got life for killing the guard"

  • Death (noun)

    the event of dying or departure from life;

    "her death came as a terrible shock"

    "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

  • Death (noun)

    the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;

    "the animal died a painful death"

  • Death (noun)

    the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

    "she stayed until his death"

    "a struggle to the last"

  • Death (noun)

    the personification of death;

    "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

  • Death (noun)

    the absence of life or state of being dead;

    "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

  • Death (noun)

    the time when something ends;

    "it was the death of all his plans"

    "a dying of old hopes"

  • Death (noun)

    the act of killing;

    "he had two deaths on his conscience"

  • Death (noun)

    a final state;

    "he came to a bad end"

    "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

Princeton's WordNet

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