The difference between Abide and Live

When used as verbs, abide means to endure without yielding, whereas live means to be alive.

Live is also noun with the meaning: life .

Live is also adverb with the meaning: of an event, as it happens.

Live is also adjective with the meaning: having life.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abide and Live

  1. Abide as a verb (transitive):

    To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere.


    "The old oak tree abides the wind endlessly."

  2. Abide as a verb (transitive):

    To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand.

  3. Abide as a verb (transitive):

    To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for.

  4. Abide as a verb:


    "The new teacher was strict and the students did not want to abide by his rules."

  5. Abide as a verb (intransitive, obsolete):

    To wait in expectation.

  6. Abide as a verb (intransitive, obsolete):

    To pause; to delay.

  7. Abide as a verb (intransitive, archaic):

    To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left.

  8. Abide as a verb (intransitive, archaic):

    To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn.

  9. Abide as a verb (intransitive, archaic):

    To endure; to remain; to last.

  10. Abide as a verb (transitive, archaic):

    To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for.

  11. Abide as a verb (transitive, obsolete):

    To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under.

  12. Abide as a verb (transitive, archaic):

    To await submissively; accept without question; submit to.

  1. Live as a verb (intransitive):

    To be alive; to have life.


    "He's not expected to live for more than a few months."

  2. Live as a verb (intransitive):

    To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.


    "I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.  He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer."

  3. Live as a verb (intransitive):

    To survive; to persevere; to continue.


    "Her memory lives in that song."

  4. Live as a verb (intransitive, hyperbole):

    To cope.


    "You'll just have to live with it!  I can't live in a world without you."

  5. Live as a verb (intransitive):

    To pass life in a specified manner.


    "It is difficult to live in poverty.   And they lived happily ever after."

  6. Live as a verb (transitive):

    To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.


    "To live an idle or a useful life."

  7. Live as a verb (transitive):

    To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.

  8. Live as a verb (intransitive):

    To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).


    "No ship could live in such a storm."

  9. Live as a verb (intransitive, followed by "[[on]]" or "[[upon]]"):

    To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.


    "It is hard to live on the minimum wage.   They lived on stale bread."

  10. Live as a verb (intransitive, informal):

    To make the most of life; to experience a full, rich life.


    "I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!"

  1. Live as an adjective (only used attributively):

    Having life; that is alive.


    "The post office will not ship live animals."

  2. Live as an adjective:

    Being in existence; actual


    "He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking."

  3. Live as an adjective:

    Having active properties; being energized.

  4. Live as an adjective:

    Operational; being in actual use rather than in testing.

  5. Live as an adjective:

    Taken from a living animal.


    "live feathers"

  6. Live as an adjective (engineering):

    Imparting power; having motion.


    "the live spindle of a lathe"

    "a live, or driving, axle"

  7. Live as an adjective (sports):

    Still in active play.


    "a live ball"

  8. Live as an adjective (broadcasting):

    Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens.


    "The station presented a live news program every evening."

  9. Live as an adjective:

    Of a performance or speech, in person.


    "This nightclub has a live band on weekends."

  10. Live as an adjective:

    Of a recorded performance, made in front of an audience, or not having been edited after recording.

  11. Live as an adjective:

    Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.


    "The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island."

  12. Live as an adjective (circuitry):

    Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.


    "Use caution when working near live wires."

  13. Live as an adjective (poker):

    Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.


    "Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise."

  14. Live as an adjective:

    Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.

  15. Live as an adjective:

    Being in a state of ignition; burning.


    "a live coal; live embers"

  16. Live as an adjective (obsolete):

    Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing.


    "a live man, or orator"

  17. Live as an adjective (obsolete):

    Vivid; bright.

  1. Live as an adverb:

    Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.


    "The concert was broadcast live by radio."

  2. Live as an adverb:

    Of making a performance or speech, in person.


    "He'll be appearing live at the auditorium."

  1. Live as a noun (obsolete):

    life .


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