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lived (experience)

lived is a past tense form of live

live (experience)

Definition:

to have first-hand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Class:

cognition verb (thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting, etc.)

Past tense:

lived

Present participle:

living

3rd-person singular present:

lives

Type of:

experience » undergo » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

relive | taste

Usage examples:

  • I lived through 2 divorces
  • The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
  • I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict

Synonyms:

experience | know

Etymology:

[verb] Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to ... | [adjective]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of lived...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Experience

as a general concept comprises knowledge of or skill of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event. The history of the word experience aligns it closely with the concept of experiment. For example, the... (43 of 2548 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Experience

Experience (disambiguation)

a collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills. Experience may also refer to: Subjective experience, or perception | Psychedelic experience | Experience (book), a 2000 book by... (35 of 266 words, 24 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Experience (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

experience | feel [synonym, sense-specific] | experienceable [adjective, derived]

direct personal participation or observation; actual knowledge or contact | a particular incident, feeling, etc, that a person has undergone | ... (19 of 777 words, 10 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/experience

Merriam-Webster:

experience [entry 1, noun] | chops [synonym, sense-specific] | expertise [synonym, sense-specific] | know-how [synonym, sense-specific] | moxie [synonym, sense-specific] | proficiency [synonym, sense-specific] | savvy [synonym, sense-specific] | skills [synonym, sense-specific] | inexperience [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge ; ... | practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct ... (22 of 436 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/experience

experience [entry 2, verb] | experienced [past tense] | experiencing [present participle] | undergo [synonym, sense-specific] | endure [synonym, sense-specific] | feel [synonym, sense-specific] | have [synonym, sense-specific] | know [synonym, sense-specific] | pass [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to learn by experience (see "experience" [entry 1]) | to have experience of; "undergo" (13 of 260 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/experience show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

experience | experiences [plural]

[uncountable] knowledge and skill that is gained through time spent doing a job or activity | [uncountable] the knowledge that you get from life and ... (24 of 242 words, 3 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/experience

experience [transitive, verb] | experienced [past tense] | experiencing [present participle] | experiences [3rd-person singular present]

if you experience a problem or a situation, you have that problem or are in that situation | to feel an emotion or a physical feeling (25 of 107 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/experience 25

Cambridge Dictionary:

experience [entry 1]

(the process of getting) knowledge or skill from doing, seeing or feeling things | something that happens to you that affects how you feel (23 of 164 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/experience 1

experience [entry 2]

If you experience something, it happens to you, or you feel it (12 of 44 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/experience 2

Oxford Dictionary:

experience | experienceable [derived] | experiencer [derived]

practical contact with and observation of facts or events | the knowledge or skill acquired by a period of practical experience of something, ... (22 of 147 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/experience

Random House Dictionary:

experience | experiencenced [past tense] | experiencencing [present participle] | experience religion [sense-specific]

a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something. | the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing ... (19 of 140 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/experience

Columbia Encyclopedia:

experience

living through events and the impression on a person or animal of events. In epistemology, a distinction is made between things known inductively, ... (23 of 137 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0818040​.html

New World Dictionary:

experience | experiencenced [past tense] | experiencencing [present participle]

the act of living through an event or events; personal involvement in or observation of events as they occur | anything observed or lived through | ... (24 of 135 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/experience

American Heritage Dictionary:

experience | experienced [past tense] | experiencing [present participle] | experiences [3rd-person singular present] | experiencer [noun, related]

The apprehension of an object, thought, or emotion through the senses or mind | Active participation in events or activities, leading to the ... (22 of 121 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/experience

Wiktionary:

experience | experiences [plural] | experienced [past tense] | experiencing [present participle] | fall on | fall upon | inexperience [antonym, sense-specific]

Event(s) of which one is cognizant. | Activity which one has performed. | Collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills. | The knowledge thus gathered. | [transitive] To observe... (35 of 116 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/experience

Encarta Dictionary:

experience | experiences [plural] | experienced [past tense] | experiencing [present participle]

active involvement in an activity or exposure to events or people over a period of time that leads to an increase in knowledge or skill | knowledge or ... (27 of 277 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609856​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

live

First use: 1540s

Origin: [verb] Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to ... | [adjective] "having life", later (1610s) "burning, glowing", aphetic of ... (20 of 199 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=live

Wiktionary:

live | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English liven, from Old English libban, lifian ("to live"), from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, ... | See alive (16 of 50 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/live

New World Dictionary:

live | lived [past tense] | living [present participle]

Origin: Middle English liven from Old English libban (akin to Old ... | aphetic for "alive" (14 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/live

Collins Dictionary:

live

First use: 16th century

Origin: Old English libban, lifian; related to Old High German libēn, Old Norse lifa | from on livealive

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/live

American Heritage Dictionary:

live | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English liven, from Old English libban, lifian; see leip- in Indo-European roots. | Short for "alive".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/live

Oxford Dictionary:

live [entry 1] | out | on | we | live in | live through | live for

Origin: Old English libban, lifian, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leven and German leben, also to "life" and "leave1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/live

live [entry 2]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: shortening of "alive"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/live--2

alive | alive to | alive with

Origin: Old English on līfe, literally "in life"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/alive

Merriam-Webster:

live [entry 1, verb] | lived [past tense] | living [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English libban; akin to Old High German lebēn to live

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/live

live [entry 2, adjective]

First use: 1542

Origin: short for alive

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/live show=1

alive

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English on life, from on + līf life

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/alive

Encarta Dictionary:

live [entry 1] | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English libban, lifian from Indo-European, "to stick"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699092​/definition​.html  [offline]

live [entry 2]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Shortening of alive

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699102​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

live

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "live"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "live"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/live

Macmillan British Dictionary:

live | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/live

live [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/live 36

live [adverb]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/live 57

Macmillan American Dictionary:

live [verb] | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/live

live [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/live 35

live [adverb]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "live"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/live 56

Cambridge Dictionary:

live [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "live"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "live"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/live 3

live [entry 8]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "live"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "live"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/live 8

the Free Dictionary:

live

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "live"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "live"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "live" by speech synthesizer

Audio 4: North American English pronunciation of "live" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/live

Google Dictionary:

live | lived [past tense] | living [present participle] | lives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "live"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "live"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=live

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

live

Audio: North American pronunciation of "live"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=live​0001 word=live

live

Audio: North American pronunciation of "live"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=live​0002 word=live

YourDictionary Audio:

live

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "live" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/live

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