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EN[laɪf] [-aɪf]
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  • Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes (such as signaling and self-sustaining processes) from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death),
  • The smallest contiguous unit of life is called an organism.
  • Abiogenesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. The age of the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. The earliest life on Earth arose at least 3.
  • The chemistry leading to life may have begun shortly after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, during a habitable epoch when the Universe was only 10–17 million years old.
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    Definition of life in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlives
    1. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
      1. Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.  He gave up on life. ‎
      2. Many lives were lost during the war. ‎
    2. (heading) A period of time.
      1. “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
      2. This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours. ‎
      3. The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill. ‎
    3. (heading) Personal existence.
      1. " [ …] 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.
      2. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
      3. Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict. ‎
      4. He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. That's no life!  His life was ruined by drugs. ‎
      5. No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.
      6. "Don't I know that it is you who is the life of this house. Two delightful children!"
      7. She's my love, my life. ‎
      8. Get a life. ‎
      9. His life of the founder is finished, except for the title. ‎
    4. (video games) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
      1. Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • And on 1986's Life Young made similar pronouncements set against a background of surrealistic global superpolitics on songs like "Long Walk Home."
      • But it isn’t her feats of superheroism that give the story its chilly sense of reality; it’s her casual acceptance of the almost universal corruption of everyone who lives in her world.
      • He paddled hard, doing a broken-handed breaststroke, kicking for his life despite the damage in his knees.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • They criticised him for endangering people's lives.
      • And yet through that same flitch of bacon, He in a sack was well nigh taken By the quickhanded farmer's wife, And barely came off with his life.
      • Strong eyeliner game, but as a romanticisation of eternal unfulfilment and dysfunctional relationships, not a great blueprint for life.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
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      1. en lifetime
      2. en lifeless
      3. en lifelong
      4. en life-time
      5. en lifelike
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      Grammatically, this word "life" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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