live on

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: on - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
live, be - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
subsist, exist, survive, 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"
hold water, stand up, hold up - resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
perennate - survive from season to season, of plants
live out - live out one's life; live to the end
يُعْتاش على طَعام كذايَعيِشُ عَلَىَيَعيش على دَخْل
být živ ovyžítžít z
leve afklare sig for
elää jollakin
preživjeti s
lifa á, framfleyta sérnærast á
...을 먹고 살다
žiť nažiť z
leva på
geçinmekile geçinmekyiyerek yaşamak
sống bằng

w>live on

vi (= continue to live)weiterleben
vi +prep obj to live on eggssich von Eiern ernähren, von Eiern leben; he doesn’t earn enough to live oner verdient nicht genug, um davon zu leben; to live on hope(nur noch) von der Hoffnung leben; to live on one’s reputationvon seinem Ruf zehren


(liv) verb
1. to have life; to be alive. This poison is dangerous to everything that lives.
2. to survive. The doctors say he is very ill, but they think he will live.; It was difficult to believe that she had lived through such an experience.
3. to have one's home or dwelling (in a particular place). She lives next to the church.; They went to live in Bristol / in a huge house.
4. to pass (one's life). He lived a life of luxury.; She lives in fear of being attacked.
5. (with by) to make enough money etc to feed and house oneself. He lives by fishing.
-lived adjective
having (a certain type of) life. long-lived.
ˈliving adjective
1. having life; being alive. a living creature; The aim of the project was to discover if there was anything living on Mars.
2. now alive. the greatest living artist.
the money etc needed to feed and house oneself and keep oneself alive. He earns his living driving a taxi; She makes a good living as an author.
ˈliving-room noun
the room of a house etc in which the occupants of the house usually sit during their leisure time.
live-in adjective
living in the same place with a sexual partner without being married to him/her. a live-in partner/boyfriend.
live and let live
to tolerate other people's actions and expect them to tolerate one's own.
live down
to live through the shame of (a foolish act etc) till it is forgotten.
live in/out
to have one's home at, away from, the place where one works. All the hotel staff live in; The nurse chose to live out.
live on
1. to keep oneself alive by eating. He lives on fish and potatoes.
2. to be supported (financially) by. He lives on $40 a week.
live up to
to behave in a manner worthy of. He found it difficult to live up to his reputation as a hero.
(with)in living memory
within a period recent enough to be remembered by someone still alive. It was the worst harvest in living memory.

live on

يَعيِشُ عَلَىَ vyžít leve af weiterleben ζω με arreglarselas con, sobrevivir elää jollakin vivre de preživjeti s vivere di ・・・にたよって暮らす ...을 먹고 살다 rondkomen met leve av żyć dalej viver de прожить leva på ยังชีพ geçinmek sống bằng 靠...生活
References in classic literature ?
One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
Three other insects (a Cincindela, like hybrida, a Cymindis, and a Harpalus, which all live on muddy flats occasionally overflowed by the sea), and one other found dead on the plain, complete the list of the beetles.
I live on an atoll, a low island, it is a strip of land surrounding a lagoon, and its beauty is the beauty of the sea and sky and the varied colour of the lagoon and the grace of the cocoa-nut trees; but the place where Strickland lived had the beauty of the Garden of Eden.