|the portion of the digestive tube between the stomach and the cecum, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum|
|the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon on the right and the descending colon on the left.|
|—vb (usually foll by in |
|1.||to show the characteristics of life; be alive|
|2.||to remain alive or in existence|
|3.||to exist in a specified way: to live poorly|
|4.||to reside or dwell: to live in London|
|7.||to support one's style of life; subsist: to live by writing|
|10.||(tr) to pass or spend (one's life, etc)|
|11.||to enjoy life to the full: he knows how to live|
|12.||(tr) to put into practice in one's daily life; express: he lives religion every day|
|13.||live and let live to refrain from interfering in others' lives; to be tolerant|
|14.||informal (US) where one lives in one's sensitive or defenceless position|
|[Old English libban, lifian; related to Old High German libēn, Old Norse lifa]|
|1.||(prenominal) showing the characteristics of life|
|2.||(usually prenominal) of, relating to, or abounding in life: the live weight of an animal|
|3.||(usually prenominal) of current interest; controversial: a live issue|
|4.||actual: a real live cowboy|
|5.||informal full of life and energy|
|6.||(of a coal, ember, etc) glowing or burning|
|7.||(esp of a volcano) not extinct|
|8.||loaded or capable of exploding: a live bomb|
|9.||radio, television transmitted or present at the time of performance, rather than being a recording: a live show|
|10.||of a record|
|a. recorded in concert|
|b. recorded in one studio take, without overdubs or splicing|
|11.||connected to a source of electric power: a live circuit|
|12.||(esp of a colour or tone) brilliant or splendid|
|13.||acoustically reverberant: a live studio|
|14.||sport (of a ball) in play|
|15.||(of rocks, ores, etc) not quarried or mined; native|
|16.||being in a state of motion or transmitting power; positively connected to a driving member|
|a. (of copy) not yet having been set into type|
|b. (of type that has been set) still in use|
|18.||during, at, or in the form of a live performance: the show went out live|
|[C16: from on live|
|1.||a multilobed highly vascular reddish-brown glandular organ occupying most of the upper right part of the human abdominal cavity immediately below the diaphragm. It secretes bile, stores glycogen, detoxifies certain poisons, and plays an important part in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, helping to maintain a correct balance of nutrientsRelated: hepatic|
|2.||the corresponding organ in animals|
|3.||the liver of certain animals used as food|
|4.||a reddish-brown colour, sometimes with a greyish tinge|
|[Old English lifer; related to Old High German lebrav, Old Norse lefr, Greek liparos fat]|
"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 1951. To live up to "act in accordance with" is from 1690s. 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. Lived-in "inhabited, occupied" is first recorded 1873. Live-in (adj.) first attested, 1955. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.
Having life; alive.
Capable of replicating in a host's cells.
Containing living microorganisms or active virus, as a vaccine.
|liver (lĭv'ər) Pronunciation Key
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A large organ, located on the right side of the abdomen and protected by the lower rib cage, that produces bile and blood proteins, stores vitamins for later release into the bloodstream, removes toxins (including alcohol) from the blood, breaks down old red blood cells, and helps maintain levels of blood sugar in the body.
(Heb. kabhed, "heavy;" hence the liver, as being the heaviest of the viscera, Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 1, 10, 15) was burnt upon the altar, and not used as sacrificial food. In Ezek. 21:21 there is allusion, in the statement that the king of Babylon "looked upon the liver," to one of the most ancient of all modes of divination. The first recorded instance of divination (q.v.) is that of the teraphim of Laban. By the teraphim the LXX. and Josephus understood "the liver of goats." By the "caul above the liver," in Lev. 4:9; 7:4, etc., some understand the great lobe of the liver itself.