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Life vs. Death

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Lifenoun

(uncountable) The state of organisms preceding their death, characterized by biological processes such as metabolism and reproduction and distinguishing them from inanimate objects; the state of being alive and living.

‘Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.’; ‘He gave up on life.’;

Deathnoun

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.’;

Lifenoun

(biology) 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.

Deathnoun

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

‘When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.’;

Lifenoun

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.

Deathnoun

(the death) 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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Lifenoun

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.’;

Deathnoun

(figuratively, esp. followed by of-phrase) A cause of great stress, exhaustion, embarrassment, or another negative condition (for someone).

‘This bake sale is gonna be the death of me!’;

Lifenoun

(countable) 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.’;

Deathnoun

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

Lifenoun

Existence.

‘Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.’; ‘the eternal life of the soul’;

Deathnoun

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

‘The death of a language can not be exactly compared with the death of a plant.’;

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Lifenoun

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.’;

Deathnoun

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

‘A death that I abhor.’; ‘Let me die the death of the righteous.’;

Lifenoun

A particular aspect of existence.

‘He struggled to balance his family life, social life and work life.’; ‘sex life, political life’;

Deathnoun

Cause of loss of life.

‘Swiftly flies the feathered death.’; ‘He caught his death the last county sessions.’;

Lifenoun

(informal) Social life.

‘Get a life.’;

Deathnoun

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

‘Death! great proprietor of all.’; ‘And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death.’;

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Lifenoun

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.’;

Deathnoun

Danger of death.

Lifenoun

A period of time during which something has existence.

Deathnoun

Murder; murderous character.

‘Not to suffer a man of death to live.’;

Lifenoun

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.’;

Deathnoun

Loss of spiritual life.

‘To be carnally minded is death.’;

Lifenoun

The span of time during which an object operates.

Deathnoun

Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

‘It was death to them to think of entertaining such doctrines.’; ‘And urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death.’; ‘The death bell thrice was heard to ring.’; ‘And round about in reel and rout,The death fires danced at night.’; ‘At all ages the death rate is higher in towns than in rural districts.’; ‘Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?’;

Lifenoun

The period of time during which an object is recognizable.

‘The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill.’;

Deathnoun

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’;

Lifenoun

A particular phase or period of existence.

Deathnoun

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

‘the animal died a painful death’;

Lifenoun

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).

Deathnoun

the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

‘she stayed until his death’; ‘a struggle to the last’;

Lifenoun

Animation; spirit; vivacity.

Deathnoun

the personification of death;

‘Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city’;

Lifenoun

The most lively component or participant.

Deathnoun

the absence of life or state of being dead;

‘he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life’;

Lifenoun

A biography.

‘His life of the founder is finished, except for the title.’;

Deathnoun

the time when something ends;

‘it was the death of all his plans’; ‘a dying of old hopes’;

Lifenoun

Nature, reality, and the forms that exist it.

Deathnoun

the act of killing;

‘he had two deaths on his conscience’;

Lifenoun

An opportunity for existence.

Deathnoun

a final state;

‘he came to a bad end’; ‘the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end’;

Lifenoun

(video games) 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.’;

Death

Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death.

Lifenoun

A chance for the batter (or batting team) to bat again, given as a result of an misplay by a member of the fielding team.

Lifenoun

The life insurance industry.

‘I work in life.’;

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

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.

Lifenoun

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.

‘She shows a body rather than a life.’;

Lifenoun

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.

Lifenoun

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.

Lifenoun

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.

‘That which before us lies in daily life.’; ‘By experience of life abroad in the world.’; ‘Lives of great men all remind usWe can make our lives sublime.’; ‘'T is from high life high characters are drawn.’;

Lifenoun

Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.

‘No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.’; ‘That gives thy gestures grace and life.’;

Lifenoun

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.

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

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

‘Full nature swarms with life.’;

Lifenoun

An essential constituent of life, esp: the blood.

‘The words that I speak unto you . . . they are life.’; ‘The warm life came issuing through the wound.’;

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

a characteristic state or mode of living;

‘social life’; ‘city life’; ‘real life’;

Lifenoun

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’;

Lifenoun

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

‘he could no longer cope with the complexities of life’;

Lifenoun

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’;

Lifenoun

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’;

Lifenoun

the period between birth and the present time;

‘I have known him all his life’;

Lifenoun

animation and energy in action or expression;

‘it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it’;

Lifenoun

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

Lifenoun

the period from the present until death;

‘he appointed himself emperor for life’;

Lifenoun

a living person;

‘his heroism saved a life’;

Lifenoun

living things collectively;

‘the oceans are teeming with life’;

Lifenoun

a motive for living;

‘pottery was his life’;

Lifenoun

the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;

‘there is no life on the moon’;

Lifenoun

a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives;

‘he got life for killing the guard’;

Life

Life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (they have died), or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist, such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria.

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