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live 1

v. lived, liv·ing, lives
1. To be alive; exist.
2. To continue to be alive: lived through a bad accident.
3. To support oneself; subsist: living on rice and fish; lives on a small inheritance.
4. To reside; dwell: lives on a farm.
5. To conduct one's life in a particular manner: lived frugally.
6. To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life: those who truly live.
7. To remain in human memory: an event that lives on in our minds.
1. To spend or pass (one's life).
2. To go through; experience: lived a nightmare.
3. To practice in one's life: live one's beliefs.
Phrasal Verbs:
live down
To overcome or reduce the shame of (a misdeed, for example) over a period of time.
live in
To reside in the place where one is employed: household servants who live in.
live out
To live outside one's place of domestic employment: household servants who live out.
live with
To put up with; resign oneself to: disliked the situation but had to live with it.
live it up Slang
To engage in festive pleasures or extravagances.
live off/on the fat of the land
To enjoy the best of everything; live in comfort or luxury.
live up to
1. To live or act in accordance with: lived up to their parents' ideals.
2. To prove equal to: a new technology that did not live up to our expectations.
3. To carry out; fulfill: lived up to her end of the bargain.

[Middle English liven, from Old English libban, lifian; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

live 2

1. Having life; alive: live animals. See Synonyms at living.
2. Of, related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living: a live birth; the live weight of an animal before being slaughtered.
3. Of current interest or relevance: a live topic; still a live option.
4. Informal Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively: a live crowd at the parade; a live party.
5. Glowing; burning: live coals.
6. Not yet exploded but capable of being fired: live ammunition.
7. Electricity Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity: live cables lying dangerously on the ground.
8. Not mined or quarried; in the natural state: live ore.
a. Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded: a live television program.
b. Involving performers or spectators who are physically present: live entertainment; a live audience.
10. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form: live yogurt cultures; a live measles vaccine.
11. Printing Not yet set into type: live copy.
12. Sports In play: a live ball.
At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance: The landing on the moon was telecast live.

[Short for alive.]

live′ness n.


the state or condition of being alive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liveness - the property of being animatedliveness - the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
animation, vitality - the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality of a seed"
sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
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In unattended situations the MA521 TWIC is capable of implementing a technology called liveness detection to identify the presentation of a fake finger.
July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NexID Biometrics, a leading provider of spoof mitigation and liveness detection solutions for the biometric authentication industry, has recently joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with standards for strong authentication.
May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --NexID Biometrics LLC, the first company to offer liveness detection software for fingerprint-sensors on mobile devices, today launched its Mobile Live Finger Detection (LFD) application for the Android operating system.
NexID, the first company to offer liveness detection software for fingerprint-sensors on mobile devices, said the grants will fund further research, development and commercialization of additional modes of authentication that go beyond its deep expertise in detecting and mitigating attempts to spoof fingerprint scanners used for authenticating entry to secure locations and systems.
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile device manufacturers embed fingerprint ID into millions of smartphones, NexID Biometrics today introduces its Mobile Live Finger Detection (LFD) software, the first liveness detection solution designed specifically to exceed the convenience and security needs of mobile users worldwide.
In addition to this, the world's most secure liveness detection feature prevents fraud during the identification scan, because it recognizes plastic fingers and other fakes automatically.
5, a new release of the company's flagship formal verification solution that delivers support for liveness properties, enhanced engine performance and support for properties containing multiple clocks -- a new functionality important for modeling the industry's most sophisticated properties.
The biometrics company provides both the software and the world's most secure fingerprint scanners thanks to cutting-edge liveness detection, and is now the market leader in this area of sensor development and production in Europe and many other parts of the world.
These solutions feature highly-accurate, interoperable algorithms; easily integrated FIPS 201 approved PIV card readers, DESFire card data encryption, liveness detection (fake finger) and match-on-card or match-on-device technologies.
Despite the warning, we loved it, delighting in its floral and citrus notes, coupled with its freshness and liveness.
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In his fourth chapter, "Role-Playing Toward a Virtual Musical Democracy," Cheng explores gamers' use of the in-game music system of The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), opening up a discussion of musical liveness, authenticity, and player interaction.