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v. sur·vived, sur·viv·ing, sur·vives
1. To remain alive or in existence.
2. To carry on despite hardships or trauma; persevere: families that were surviving in tents after the flood.
3. To remain functional or usable: I dropped the radio, but it survived.
1. To live longer than; outlive: She survived her husband by five years.
2. To live, persist, or remain usable through: plants that can survive frosts; a clock that survived a fall.
3. To cope with (a trauma or setback); persevere after: survived child abuse.

[Middle English surviven, from Old French sourvivre, from Latin supervīvere : super-, super- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

sur·vi′vor n.


(of a person) continuing to live, esp after a dangerous situation such as an accident or an illnesscontinuing to exist
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.surviving - still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
على قَيْد الحَياه، حي، ما زال حَيّا
dosud žijící
életben maradt
doteraz žijúci
hayatta olan/kalan


[səˈvaɪvɪŋ] ADJ (= living) → vivo; (after catastrophe, also Jur) → sobreviviente
the last surviving member of the bandel último miembro vivo del grupo
he had no surviving siblingsno dejó hermanos vivos
the surviving wife is entitled to a widow's pensionla esposa sobreviviente tiene derecho a una pensión de viudedad
surviving company (after merger) → compañía f resultante, empresa f resultante


(= still living)noch lebend; the oldest surviving member of the familydas älteste noch lebende Mitglied der Familie
(= remaining)noch existierend; the largest surviving shipyarddie größte noch produzierende Werft


(səˈvaiv) verb
1. to remain alive in spite of (a disaster etc). Few birds managed to survive the bad winter; He didn't survive long after the accident.
2. to live longer than. He died in 1940 but his wife survived him by another twenty years; He is survived by his wife and two sons.
surˈvival noun
the state of surviving. the problem of survival in sub-zero temperatures; (also adjective) survival equipment.
surˈviving adjective
remaining alive. She has no surviving relatives.
surˈvivor noun
a person who survives a disaster etc. There were no survivors of the air crash.
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