an energetic, keenly alert person.
(informal) an energetic or enterprising person
a wire carrying an electric current
An energetic, vibrant person: Jimmy’s a live wire, all right (1909+)
A highly alert or energetic person. For example, Sally’s a real live wire; she brightens up any gathering. This metaphoric term transfers a wire carrying electric current to a lively individual. [ c. 1900 ]
[liv-yer] /ˈlɪv yər/ noun, Canadian (chiefly Newfoundland) . 1. a native or resident of Newfoundland or Labrador. /ˈlɪvjə/ noun 1. (Canadian) (in Newfoundland) a full-time resident
[lits] /lɪts/ noun, Electricity. 1. a wire used as a conductor of alternating current, composed of a number of insulated strands woven together to reduce skin effect.
[lit-vee-nawf, -nof; Russian lyi-tvyee-nuh f] /lɪtˈvi nɔf, -nɒf; Russian lyɪˈtvyi nəf/ noun 1. Maksim Maksimovich [muh-ksyeem muh-ksyee-muh-vyich] /mʌˈksyim mʌˈksyi mə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1876–1951, Russian Communist leader and diplomat.
[lit-vahk] /ˈlɪt vɑk/ noun 1. a Jew from Lithuania or a neighboring country or region. n. “Jew from Lithuania,” 1892, from Polish Litwak “Lithuanian Jew,” originally simply “man from Lithuania.”