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life (n.)

古英语 life (dative lif) “有生命的肉体存在; 一生, 从出生到死亡之间的时期; 个人从出生到死亡的历史, 对一个人一生的书面记载; 生活方式(好的或坏的); 作为活物的条件, 与死亡相反. 上帝通过基督传授给信徒的精神存在,” 来自于原日耳曼语 *leiban (也是古北欧语 lif “生命, 身体”, 古弗里斯兰语, 古撒克逊语 lif “生命, 人, 身体”, 荷兰语 lijf “身体”, 古高德语 lib “生命”, 德语 Leib “身体” 的来源), 恰当地说是“延续, 坚持”, 来自于PIE根 *leip- “坚持, 坚持”. “

live (v.)” 活着“相关的名词, 字面意思是” 继续, 保持“. 1703年扩展到无生命的物体,” 期限或存在“.” 生命力, 行动, 表达等方面的能量“的意义来自1580年代. 意为” 人类生存, 快乐或追求世界或社会的显著活跃部分“, 是到1770年代. 意为” 生活的原因或源泉“, 导致了” 活泼的或起动的原则“的意义, 因此” 使事物保持活泼的人“在. life of the party (1787). 意为” 无期徒刑, 无期徒刑“是从1903年开始的. 与16世纪40年代的 limb, 配成连词. Not on your life” 绝不“的意思是从1896年开始考证的.

在博弈中, 一个角色在游戏中的额外回合; 这种转移的用法是由玩牌(1806年), 台球(1856年) 等中的用法所预示的, 指一定数量的机会或所需对象, 没有这些机会或对象, 一个人在游戏中的回合就失败了. The life” 活体或模型, 半身像“出自1590年代. Life-and-death” 极其重要“出自1822年. life-or-death (副词) 是1897年的 Life-jacket 是来自1840年. life-preserver 从1630年代的任何东西, 是为了挽救生命, 1803年的设备穿, 以防止溺水. Life-saver 是从1883年, 从1909年的形象化使用, 作为一个品牌的硬糖糖从1912年, 所以称为形状.

Life-form 是来自1861年. life-cycle 是从1855年. life-expectancy 从1847年. life-history 在生物学中, 从1870年开始. life-science 从1935年开始 Life-work” 一个人一生所从事的劳动“是从1848年开始的. 表达方式 this is the life 是1919年的, 耸耸肩 that's life 是1924年的(更早的 such is life, 1778年).

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Definitions of life

life (n.)
a characteristic state or mode of living;
social life
real life
city life
life (n.)
the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;
he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
Synonyms: living
life (n.)
the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living;
get a life!" "he is trying to rebuild his life
he hoped for a new life in Australia
he wanted to live his own life without interference from others
life (n.)
the condition of living or the state of being alive;
life depends on many chemical and physical processes
while there's life there's hope
Synonyms: animation / living / aliveness
life (n.)
the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death);
he lived a long and happy life
the battery had a short life
Synonyms: lifetime / life-time / lifespan
life (n.)
the period between birth and the present time;
I have known him all his life
life (n.)
the period from the present until death;
he appointed himself emperor for life
life (n.)
a living person;
his heroism saved a life
life (n.)
animation and energy in action or expression;
it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
Synonyms: liveliness / spirit / sprightliness
life (n.)
living things collectively;
the oceans are teeming with life
life (n.)
the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;
there is no life on the moon
life (n.)
an account of the series of events making up a person's life;
Synonyms: biography / life story / life history
life (n.)
a motive for living;
pottery was his life
life (n.)
a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives;
he got life for killing the guard
Synonyms: life sentence
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