Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “live”

live

adjective (BURNING)    /laɪv/
(of a fire, coals, or a match) still burning or able to burn: There are live coals in the fireplace.Burning, burnt and on fire
(Definition of live adjective (BURNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of live

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Burning, burnt & on fire, but you might be interested in these topics from the Energy & fuels topic area:

Definitions of “live” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More