ANIMALS/PLANTS[U]›living things and their activities: human/marine lifeIs there life in outer space?
PERSON'S EXISTENCE[C]›the existence of a person: How many lives will be lost to AIDS?
TIME[C, U]›the time between a person's birth and their death: I'm not sure I want to spend the rest of my life with him.Life's too short to worry about stuff like that.Unfortunately, accidents are part of life.He had a happy life.
WAY OF LIVING[C, U]›a way of living: You lead an exciting life.
family/private/sex, etc life›one part of someone's existence: My private life is nobody's business but mine.
ACTIVITY[U]›energy and activity: She was always bubbly and full of life.I looked through the window but couldn't see any signs of life (= people moving).
ACTIVE PERIOD[no plural]›the amount of time that a machine, system, etc exists or can be used: Careful use will prolong the life of your machine.
bring sth to life/come to life›to make something more real or exciting, or to become more real or exciting
That's life.›something you say which means bad things happen and you cannot prevent them: You don't get everything you want but that's life, isn't it?