A man not rich might be well off, a man without riches might have enough to live upon.
This was that the trout could not live upon land, nor the maiden in the water.
It is now your work to live upon that word, and fetch your hopes and comforts from it, and not to question it.
The Laird has all those in his power that live upon his farms.
There are some gentlemen well received in good society who live upon their wits; but they are born in it.
Without wishing to pry into your affairs, have you sufficient to live upon?
The same chapter, however, contains some authentic notices of Artists who really did live upon this venerable edifice.
You have enough to live upon, and are not compelled to work early and late, as I am.
The people who live upon the flats are in great danger of being drowned in their houses.
Of all women who live upon the earth she is the very fairest.
Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to be, to live, have life; to experience," also "to supply oneself with food, to pass life (in some condition)," from Proto-Germanic *liben (cf. Old Norse lifa "to live, remain," Old Frisian libba, German leben, Gothic liban "to live"), from PIE root *leip- "to remain, continue" (cf. Greek liparein "to persist, persevere;" see leave). Meaning "to make a residence, dwell" is from c.1200. Related: Lived; living.
According to the Dutch Prouerbe ... Leuen ende laetan leuen, To liue and to let others liue. [Malynes, 1622]To live it up "live gaily and extravagantly" is from 1903. To live up to "act in accordance with" is 1690s, from earlier live up "live on a high (moral or mental) level" (1680s). To live (something) down "outwear (some slander or embarrassment)" is from 1842. To live with "cohabit as husband and wife" is attested from 1749; sense of "to put up with" is attested from 1937. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.
1540s, "having life," later (1610s) "burning, glowing," a shortening of alive (q.v.). Sense of "containing unspent energy or power" (live ammunition, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning "in-person" (of performance) is first attested 1934. Live wire is attested from 1890; figurative sense of "active person" is from 1903.
Having life; alive.
Capable of replicating in a host's cells.
Containing living microorganisms or active virus, as a vaccine.