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life·boat

 (līf′bōt′)
n.
1. A boat carried on a ship for use if the ship has to be abandoned.
2. A boat used for rescue service.

lifeboat

(ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc
2. (Stock Exchange) informal a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices

life•boat

(ˈlaɪfˌboʊt)

n.
a ship's boat, designed to be readily able to rescue and maintain persons from a sinking vessel.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifeboat - a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking shiplifeboat - a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship
sea boat - a boat that is seaworthy; that is adapted to the open seas
Translations
قَارِبُ النّجَاةقارِب النَّجاه
záchranný člun
redningsbåd
pelastusvene
čamac za spašavanje
mentőcsónak
björgunarbátur
救命ボート
구명정
záchranný čln
rešilni čoln
livbåt
เรือชูชีพ
cankurtaran sandalıkurtarma gemisi
xuồng cứu hộ

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfbəʊt]
A. N (from shore) → lancha f de socorro; (from ship) → bote m salvavidas
B. CPD lifeboat station Nestación f de lanchas de socorro

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfbəʊt] ncanot m de sauvetage

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt] n (from shore) → lancia di salvataggio; (from ship) → scialuppa di salvataggio

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

lifeboat

قَارِبُ النّجَاة záchranný člun redningsbåd Rettungsboot σωστική λέμβος bote salvavidas pelastusvene canot de sauvetage čamac za spašavanje scialuppa di salvataggio 救命ボート 구명정 reddingsboot livbåt łódź ratunkowa barco salva-vidas спасательная шлюпка livbåt เรือชูชีพ cankurtaran sandalı xuồng cứu hộ 救生艇
References in classic literature ?
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.
So they hauled the life-boat back into its house, and were spared to the service of their country.
The second balloon is like the life-boat to a ship; in case of wreck we could always take to it and escape.
You are right, friend Joe," said the doctor, "only that my life-boat gives me some uneasiness.
It was too late to think of getting over the Bar that night, so we went comfortably to dinner, after seeing the Mails carried off in the life-boat.
In the gale of last night the life-boat had been crushed by one blow of the sea like a walnut-shell; and there it hung dangling in the air: a mere faggot of crazy boards.
Here she will stay a shutterless observatory; a life-boat station; a salvage tug; a court of ultimate appeal-cum-meteorological bureau for three hundred miles in all directions, till Wednesday next when her relief slides across the stars to take her buffeted place.
Then I am going to see if my books and papers are ready, so I can get them together in a hurry in case we have to take to the life-boats," said Professor Bumper, coming on deck at that moment.
John Allen-Mirehouse, RNLI life-boat operations manager at Angle, said: "We can't express our gratitude enough to everyone who contributed to the fundraising appeal.
It was irresponsible of him to cause so much trouble for the life-boat crew just because he ran out of petrol.
Coastguards continued to speak to them over the phone during the rescue, which involved RAF Rescue Helicopter 169, the Llantwit Major coastguard rescue team, Atlantic College RNLI inshore lifeboat and Porthcawl inshore life-boat.