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Another word for life

  1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner

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  2. A member of the human race

      1. A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
      2. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
      3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
      1. A character in a literary work.
      2. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A famous or important person.
      3. A person of distinction.
      1. (Grammar) Any of three groups of pronoun forms with corresponding verb inflections that distinguish the speaker (first person), the individual addressed (second person), and the individual or thing spoken of (third person).
      2. An individual of specified character:
      3. The living body of a human:
      1. (--- Law) A person or entity that participates in a transaction, makes a contract, or is involved in a lawsuit as a litigant.
      2. A person who participates or is concerned in an action, proceeding, plan, etc.
      3. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory:
      1. A human.
      2. A being who must eventually die; esp., a human being; person
      1. A person with qualities conventionally regarded as manly, such as strength, courage, etc.
      2. A male representative, as of a country or company:
      3. A human being; person
      1. A single thing, being, or organism, esp., when regarded as a member of a class, species, group, etc.
      2. A single human considered apart from a society or community:
      3. A human regarded as a distinctive or unique personality:
      1. A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
      2. A person:
      1. A genus of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several extinct species.
      2. Any of a genus (Homo) of hominids, consisting of existing humans (H. sapiens) and certain extinct species of humans (H. erectus and H. habilis)
      3. Used in combination with mock Latin adjectives to indicate a type of person or to characterize humans generally, often for humorous effect:
      1. A living being, especially an animal:
      2. A human being
      3. One completely dominated by another or dependent on another
      1. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
      2. (Informal) A human being; person
      3. A human; a person:
      1. An individual form of life; an organism:
      2. A person:
      3. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
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  3. The period during which someone or something exists

      1. A division of a school year, as a semester or quarter, during which a course of studies is given
      2. The end of a normal gestation period:
      3. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      1. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
      2. A team of two animals used together
      3. A period of time:
      1. The period of time during which property, an object, a process, or a phenomenon exists or functions.
      1. A mode or manner of existing:
      2. A being; entity; thing that exists
      3. The fact or state of continued being; life:
      1. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
      2. A period of existence or persistence:
      3. The time that a thing continues or lasts
      1. (--- Astron.) The time that it takes any celestial body to revolve once on its axis
      2. One of the numbered 24-hour periods into which a week, month, or year is divided.
      3. A 24-hour period or a portion of it that is reserved for a certain activity:
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Another word for life

  1. The fact or act of living

      1. Vital force (the application of such a force)
      1. The capacity to live, grow, or develop:
      2. The characteristic, principle, or force that distinguishes living things from nonliving things.
      3. Power to live or go on living
      1. The chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are synthesized.
      2. The chemical and physical processes continuously going on in living organisms and cells, consisting of anabolism and catabolism
      3. (Physiology) The complete set of chemical reactions that occur in living cells.
      1. Something made by reproducing; copy, close imitation, duplication, etc.
      2. The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
      3. Something reproduced, especially in the faithfulness of its resemblance to the form and elements of the original:
      1. The extent to which something is substantial
      2. The state of being substantial
      1. The state or condition of being animate.
      1. One's relatives or relations.
      2. The human body, esp. as subject to its natural limitations
      3. Human nature or physical existence, together with its weaknesses.
      1. The fact of remaining (in a place or condition); stay
      2. The act or fact of continuing:
      3. The time during which an action, process, or state lasts; duration
      1. A softly spoken sound; a whisper:
      2. The act or process of breathing; respiration:
      3. The capacity to breathe, especially in a natural and unlabored manner:
      1. (Biology) A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
      2. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.
      3. (Biol.) The intimate living together of two kinds of organisms, esp. if such association is of mutual advantage
      1. Existence; being; continuance
      2. (Philos.) The status of something that exists in itself as an individual whole
      3. A means of subsisting, especially means barely sufficient to maintain life.
      1. The state of being conscious; awareness of one's own feelings, what is happening around one, etc.
      2. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation:
      3. A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group:
      1. The condition or action of maintaining life:
      2. A means of maintaining life; livelihood:
      3. A manner or style of life:
      1. A person who is present, especially in an impressive way:
      2. Impressive bearing, personality, etc. characterized by poise, confidence, etc., often specif. that of a performer before an audience (stage presence)
      3. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence:
      1. The act or process of surviving.
      2. The act, state, or fact of surviving
      3. The fact of having survived.
      1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress:
      2. Ability to stand pain, distress, fatigue, etc.; fortitude
      3. The state or fact of persevering:
      1. The quality or condition of being alive, active, spirited, or vigorous.
      2. The art or process of making movies with drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of static objects, including all techniques other than the continuous filming of live-action images.
      3. The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
      1. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
      2. Full development; maturity.
      3. An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.
      1. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
      2. A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
      3. The fact of existence; being.
      1. The state or quality of having existence:
      2. The state or fact of existing or living; existence or life
      3. A living creature.
  2. The sum of one's experiences

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  3. A biography

  4. Duration

      1. The known history of performance, activities, or achievement:
      2. The recorded offenses or crimes of a person who has been arrested one or more times
      3. Information or data on a particular subject collected and preserved:
      1. A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon:
      2. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
      3. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
      1. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      2. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
      3. A period of time:
      1. Alternative spelling of lifespan.
      2. Lifetime
      3. The longest period of time that a typical individual can be expected to live
      1. Any of the divisions of the academic day.
      2. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase:
      3. An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology:
      1. The period of light between dawn and nightfall; the interval from sunrise to sunset.
      2. The portion of a 24-hour period that is devoted to work, school, or business:
      3. The struggle or contest occurring on a certain day or in a certain period of time
      1. The period regularly worked or to be worked by an employee
      2. Any period in the history of humanity or of the universe, often specif. with reference to a characteristic social structure, set of customs, famous person living then, etc.
      3. A suitable or opportune moment or season:
      1. A stage or period of sequential technological development and innovation.
      2. The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring:
      3. The people born and living about the same time, considered as a group:
      1. A period of ten years; esp., in the Gregorian calendar
      2. A division of the rosary consisting of one large bead and ten small beads
      3. In common usage, a ten-year period beginning with a year 0, as 1920-1929, 1930-1939, etc.
      1. Each of the successive periods of 100 years before or since the advent of the Christian era.
      2. One of the 193 electoral divisions of the Roman people.
      3. A period of 100 years reckoned from a certain time, esp. from the beginning of the Christian Era (a.d. 1) [a.d. 1 through a.d. 100 is the first century a.d.; a.d. 1801 through a.d. 1900 is the 19th century a.d.; 400 b.c. through 301 b.c. is the 4th century b.c.]
      1. The beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything
      2. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
      3. (Geol.) A subdivision of a period in geologic time corresponding to the rock strata of a series
      1. (Geol.) A subdivision of an eon
      2. An event or date that marks the beginning of a new or important period in the history of something
      3. A period of time as reckoned from a specific date serving as the basis of its chronological system.
      1. Development in a particular way; progress:
      2. An onward movement; going on from one point to the next; progress
      3. Movement in time; duration:
      1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
      2. One's progress through life or in one's work
      3. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      1. The chronological story or development of a group, institution, etc.
      2. A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events:
      3. (--- Slang) One that is no longer worth consideration:
      1. A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
      2. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
      3. A period of time:
      1. (Law) Postponement or adjournment to a future date.
      2. A continuation or sequel:
      3. The time during which an action, process, or state lasts; duration
      1. Continuing existence; duration.
      2. Ability to last, continue, or remain
      3. The state or fact of persevering:
      1. The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life
      2. Long life; great duration of life:
      3. Length of time spent in service, employment, etc.
      1. The period of time during which property, an object, a process, or a phenomenon exists or functions.
  5. One who promotes gaiety

  6. Vital spirit