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life

noun   /laɪf/ ( plural lives /laɪvz/)
A1 the time between a person’s birth and his or her death vida 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 vida human life Is there life in outer space?
B1 a way of living vida You lead an exciting life.
the state of being alive vida She was badly injured, but the doctor saved her life.
[no plural] energy and activity vitalidad 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 la vida es así You don’t get everything you want, but that’s life, isn’t it?
take your life in your hands
to do something that is very dangerous, especially where you risk death jugarse la vida Every time you go parachuting you’re taking your life in your hands.
(Definition of life from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

life

noun /laif/ ( plural lives /laivz/)
the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead vida Doctors are fighting to save the child’s life.
the period between birth and death vida He had a long and happy life.
liveliness vida She was full of life and energy.
a manner of living vida She lived a life of ease and idleness.
the period during which any particular state exists vida He had many different jobs during his working life.
living things vida It is now believed that there may be life on Mars animal life.
the story of a life biografía He has written a life of Churchill.
life imprisonment cadena perpetua He was given life for murder.
lifeless adjective
dead sin vida A lifeless body was found in the canal.
not lively; uninteresting sin vida, soso, aburrido The actress gave a disappointingly lifeless performance.
lifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc natural, que parece vivo The statue was very lifelike a lifelike portrait.
life-and-death adjective
serious and deciding between life and death a vida o muerte a life-and-death struggle.
lifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat. cinturón salvavidas
lifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people. bote salvavidas
lifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he or she can be rescued. boya salvavidas
life cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes ciclo vital the life cycle of the snail.
life expectancy noun ( plural life expectancies)
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live. esperanza de vida
lifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc. socorrista
life jacket noun
(British ) a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat; life vest(American) chaleco salvavidas an inflatable life jacket.
lifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person. cuerda de salvamento
lifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life de toda la vida a lifelong friendship.
life-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning socorrismo, salvamento The boy is being taught life-saving.
life-size adjective, adverb ( life-sized)
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original (de) tamaño natural a life-sized statue.
lifespan noun
the average or maximum length of time which a person or animal is expected to live vida the human lifespan.
the average or maximum length of time which a thing is expected to function or continue to exist duración Laptop batteries have a relatively short lifespan.
lifestyle noun
the way in which a person or a group of people lives, including the type of job they do, where they live, and how they spend their free time estilo de vida a healthy/lavish/outdoor lifestyle.
lifetime noun
the period of a person’s life vida He saw many changes in his lifetime.
life vest noun
(American ) a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat; life jacket(British) chaleco salvavidas, chaleco inflable
as large as life
in person; actually en persona I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting dar vida His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting cobrar vida The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death para toda la vida They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party noun
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party. el alma de la fiesta
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life en absoluto, por nada en el mundo I couldn’t for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not! ¡ni hablar! ’Will you get married?’ ’Not on your life!’
take life
to kill matar, quitar la vida It is a sin to take life.
take one’s life
to kill oneself quitarse la vida, suicidarse He became extremely depressed and took his own life.
take one’s life in one’s hands
to take the risk of being killed arriesgar la propia vida You’re taking your life in your hands if you climb up that rickety old ladder.
to the life
exactly (like) exactamente igual que When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.
(Definition of life from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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