[liv-lawng, -long] /ˈlɪvˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/
(of time) whole or entire, especially when tediously long, slow in passing, etc.:
We picked apples the livelong day.
adjective (mainly poetic)
(of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day)
(Brit) another name for orpine
also live-long, c.1400, lefe longe (day), from leve, lief “dear” (see lief), used here as an emotional intensive + long (adj). From late 16c. conformed in spelling to live (v.) as lief grew strange. German has cognate die liebe lange Nacht, literally “the dear long night.”
[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 […]
[lahy-vuh n] /ˈlaɪ vən/ verb (used with object) 1. to put life into; rouse; enliven; cheer (often followed by up): What can we do to liven up the party? verb (used without object) 2. to become more lively; brighten (usually followed by up): If this party doesn’t liven up soon, let’s leave. /ˈlaɪvən/ verb 1. […]
[lahyv] /laɪv/ adjective, liver, livest for 4–7, 13–15. 1. being alive; living; alive: live animals. 2. of, relating to, or during the of a living being: the animal’s live weight. 3. characterized by or indicating the presence of living creatures: the live sounds of the forest. 4. Informal. (of a person) energetic; alert; : The […]
[lee-ven-tsah] /liˈvɛn tsɑ/ noun 1. a river in NE Italy, flowing SE to the Adriatic. 70 miles (113 km) long.