"lifes" in the noun sense
a characteristic state or mode of living
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"
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"
"get a life!" "he is trying to rebuild his life"
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"
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"
the period between birth and the present time
"I have known him all his life"
the period from the present until death
"he appointed himself emperor for life"
a living person
"his heroism saved a life"
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"
living things collectively
"the oceans are teeming with life"
the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
"there is no life on the moon"
12. biography, life, life story, life history
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
a motive for living
"pottery was his life"
14. life sentence, life
a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
"he got life for killing the guard"
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