[lahy-vuh n] /ˈlaɪ vən/
verb (used with object)
to put life into; rouse; enliven; cheer (often followed by up):
What can we do to liven up the party?
verb (used without object)
to become more lively; brighten (usually followed by up):
If this party doesn’t liven up soon, let’s leave.
(usually foll by up) to make or become lively; enliven
1884, colloquial shortening of 17c. enliven, usually with up. Related: Livened; livening.
[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.
[lahyv] /laɪv/ noun 1. an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia. 2. any of various related trees. 3. the hard, durable wood of any of these trees. /laɪv/ noun 1. a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North […]
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