live-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: exist in a certain manner, mode, or style; endure, survive

NOTE: Could be either a general mode of living or a specific set of experiences. Syntax Includes: NP1 LIVE (ADVP) (PP) (NP2) NP1[agent[animate]] LIVE (PP)
NOTE: location, as in "He lived a thrilling life at sea," can be omitted without changing the meaning. Includes: LIVE ON

We had to live frugally after the war.
Many people in the world have to live on $1 a day.
She lived lavishly on her inheritence.
He said Italians really know how to live.
I lived through two divorces
The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare.
He lived a thrilling life at sea.
She lived a boring existence at the private school.
The legend of Elvis lives on.
These superstitions live in the backwaters of America.
We lived without food and water for three days.
He went without food for days, but still he lived on.
My grandfather lived until the end of the war.
Tiny mammals lived during the age of dinosaurs.
The terminally ill patient wished he could live to see his grandchild.

VerbNet: exist-47.1,exist-47.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: live.01,live.02,live.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
live_on 1

Sense Number 2: inhabit, dwell

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 LIVE PP{P NP[location]}
NOTE: location cannot be omitted.

She lived in New Jersey all her life.
For many years only a few people lived on that island.
I live in a 220 year old house.
The Anazazi Indians lived in cliffs above the desert floor.
Who knows what evil lives in the hearts of men?

VerbNet: exist-47.1-1
FrameNet: Residence
PropBank: live.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: multi-word and verb particle constructions

Commentary: Choose this tag for the following constructions: live_down live_in live_it_up live_out live_over live_up_to live_with

Would I ever be able to live down the embarrassment?
Our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her.
It's your birthday, so let's live it up!
He lived out the rest of his life in peace.
Our cook lives out; he can easily commute from his home.
Every week they would go to the opera then live the experience over again by discussing it for hours.
He lives up to his reputation as a responsible member of the community by volunteering one day a week.
She has learned to live with her husband's little quirks.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: live.04,live.05,live.06
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
live_it_up 1
live_over 1
live_with 1
live_out 1, 2
live_up_to 1
live_in 1
live_down 1