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life meaning

EN[laɪf] [-aɪf]
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  • Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes (such as signaling and self-sustaining processes) from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death),
  • The smallest contiguous unit of life is called an organism.
  • Abiogenesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. The age of the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. The earliest life on Earth arose at least 3.
  • The chemistry leading to life may have begun shortly after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, during a habitable epoch when the Universe was only 10–17 million years old.
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    Definition of life in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlives
    1. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
      1. Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.  He gave up on life. ‎
      2. Many lives were lost during the war. ‎
    2. (heading) A period of time.
      1. “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
      2. This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours. ‎
      3. The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill. ‎
    3. (heading) Personal existence.
      1. " [ …] I realize as never before how cheap and valueless a thing is life. Life seems a joke, a cruel, grim joke. You are a laughable incident or a terrifying one as you happen to be less powerful or more powerful than some other form of life which crosses your path; but as a rule you are of no moment whatsoever to anything but yourself. You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave. Yes, that is our trouble—we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed.
      2. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
      3. Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict. ‎
      4. He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. That's no life!  His life was ruined by drugs. ‎
      5. No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.
      6. "Don't I know that it is you who is the life of this house. Two delightful children!"
      7. She's my love, my life. ‎
      8. Get a life. ‎
      9. His life of the founder is finished, except for the title. ‎
    4. (video games) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
      1. Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Vahag lives in the Ararat plain, where it is very hot in summers and cold in winters. ‎
      • Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
      • Words have a longer life than deeds. — Pindar (translated)
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • The first animals made were men. Some, acting low-mindedly, were turned into women; and so on, all the way down the full array of species to the lowest life.
      • They criticised him for endangering people's lives.
      • I found that aunting, or the care and nurture of children by aunts and great-aunts, is gendered and invisible work that, at the most basic level, salvages children’s lives.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
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      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of life for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "life" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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