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Definizione monolingua e traduzione life

Inglese grammatica



life (plural lives)

  1. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
    He gave up on life.
    Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.
  2. The period during which one (a person, an animal, a plant, a star) is alive.
    • 1916, Ezra Meeker, The Busy Life of Eighty-Five Years of Ezra Meeker
  3. The span of time during which an object operates.
    This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours.
  4. The period of time during which an object is recognizable.
    The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill.
  5. (biology) A status given to any entity including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. — and sometimes viruses — having the properties of replication and metabolism.
  6. (philosophy) The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VI
      ""...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.
  7. (phenomenology) the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
  8. The world in general; existence.
    Mans life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
  9. A worthwhile existence.
    He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. Thats no life!
  10. (usually of a person) The most worthwhile component or participant
    • 1970 Mathuram Bhoothalingam, The finger on the lute: the story of Mahakavi Subramania Bharati, National Council of Educational Research and Training, p87
      ""Dont I know that it is you who is the life of this house. Two delightful children!
    • 1998 Monica F. Cohen, Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel: women, work and home, Cambridge University Press, p32
      And he is the life of the party at the Musgroves for precisely this reason: the navy has made him into a great storyteller.
  11. A biography.
    His life of the founder is finished, except for the title.
  12. Something which is inherently part of a persons existence, such as job, family, a loved one, etc.
    Shes my love, my life.
  13. (colloquial) A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.
  14. (video games) One of the players chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
    Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life.
Traduzione italiano vita |durata |abitare |durata della vita |esistenza |stare |vivere |

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