Bedeutung von “life” im Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /lɑɪf/ plural lives

A1 the time between a person’s birth and his or her death:

He had / a happy life.
Do you want to spend / the rest of your life with him?

B1 [ no plural ] living things, such as animals and plants:

human life
Is there life in outer space?

B1 a way of living:

You lead / an exciting life.

the state of being alive:

She was badly injured, but the doctor saved / her life.

[ no plural ] energy and activity:

Like all small children, she was always so full of life.
that’s life

something you say that means bad things happen and you cannot stop them:

You don’t get everything you want but that’s life, isn’t it?

(Definition von “life” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)