Significado de "life" - Diccionario inglés para estudiantes

life

noun uk us /laɪf/ (plural lives /laɪvz/)
ANIMALS/PLANTS [ U ]

B1 living things and their activities:

Is there life in outer space?
PERSON'S EXISTENCE [ C ]

B2 the existence of a person:

How many lives will be lost to AIDS?
TIME [ C, U ]

A1 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 ]

B1 a way of living:

You lead an exciting life.
family/private/sex, etc life

B1 one part of someone's existence:

My private life is nobody's business but mine.
ACTIVITY [ U ]

B2 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.

(Definición de life de Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)