Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun life

14 senses of life

Sense 1
life -- (a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life")
       => being, beingness, existence -- (the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries")

Sense 2
life, living -- (the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life")
       => experience -- (the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly")

Sense 3
life -- (the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others")
       => being, beingness, existence -- (the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries")

Sense 4
animation, life, living, aliveness -- (the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes")
       => being, beingness, existence -- (the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries")

Sense 5
life, lifetime, life-time, lifespan -- (the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 6
life -- (the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 7
life -- (the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 8
life -- (a living person; "his heroism saved a life")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 9
liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness -- (animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it")
       => animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification -- (quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous)

Sense 10
life -- (living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life")
       => living thing, animate thing -- (a living (or once living) entity)

Sense 11
life -- (the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon")
       => organic phenomenon -- ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)

Sense 12
biography, life, life story, life history -- (an account of the series of events making up a person's life)
       => history, account, chronicle, story -- (a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead")

Sense 13
life -- (a motive for living; "pottery was his life")
       => motivation, motive, need -- (the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives")

Sense 14
life sentence, life -- (a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard")
       => prison term, sentence, time -- (the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail")

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