Also, sleep-in. residing at the place of one’s employment:
a live-in maid.
living in a cohabitant relationship.
a live-in person.
“residing on the premises,” 1950, from live (v.) + in. Lived-in “inhabited, occupied” is first recorded 1873.
Sharing one’s domicile: Coe’s former live-in girlfriend/ J Edgar’s ”longtime live-in lover” (1955+)
A housekeeper or caregiver who lives in one’s home: After they had their second child, they hired a live-in (1955+)
- Live in an ivory tower
To lead an impractical existence removed from the pressures and troubles of everyday life: “Like most college professors, Clark lives in an ivory tower.”
- Live in sin
Cohabit outside marriage, as in Bill and Anne lived in sin for years before they got married . This term, dating from the early 1800s, is mostly used in a jocular fashion today, when customs and views are more liberal in this regard. Also see live together
- Live large
verb phrase to live an extravagant or self-indulgent lifestyle Examples He’s living large after winning the lottery. Usage Note slang
[lahyv-lee] /ˈlaɪv li/ adjective, livelier, liveliest. 1. full or suggestive of or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk: a lively discussion. 2. animated, spirited, vivacious, or sprightly: a lively tune; a lively wit. 3. eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time. 4. bustling with activity; astir: The marketplace was lively with […]