[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/
Anatomy. a large, reddish-brown, glandular organ located in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity, divided by fissures into five lobes and functioning in the secretion of bile and various metabolic processes.
an organ in other animals similar to the human liver, often used as food.
a diseased condition of the liver; biliousness:
a touch of liver.
a reddish-brown color.
a rubberlike, irreversible thickening suspension occurring in paint, ink, etc., due to a chemical reaction between a colloidal pigment and a vehicle or as a result of polymerization of the vehicle.
of the color of liver.
verb (used without object)
(of paint, ink, etc.) to undergo irreversible thickening.
[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/
a person who lives in a manner specified:
an extravagant liver.
a dweller or resident; inhabitant.
[lahy-ver] /ˈlaɪ vər/
comparative of 2 .
adjective, liver, livest for 4–7, 13–15.
being alive; living; alive:
of, relating to, or during the of a living being:
the animal’s live weight.
characterized by or indicating the presence of living creatures:
the live sounds of the forest.
Informal. (of a person) energetic; alert; :
The club members are a really live bunch.
full of life, energy or activity:
His approach in any business dealing is live and fresh.
burning or glowing:
live coals in the fireplace.
having resilience or bounce:
a live tennis ball.
being in play, as a baseball or football.
loaded or unexploded, as a cartridge or shell:
made up of actual persons:
to perform before a live audience.
(of a radio or television program) broadcast while happening or being performed; not prerecorded or taped:
a live telecast.
being highly resonant or reverberant, as an auditorium or concert hall.
vivid or bright, as color.
of current interest or importance, as a question or issue; controversial; unsettled.
moving or imparting motion; powered:
the live head on a lathe.
still in use, or to be used, as type set up or copy for printing.
Also, alive. Electricity. electrically connected to a source of potential difference, or electrically charged so as to have a potential different from that of earth:
a live wire.
(of a radio or television program) at the moment of its happening or being performed; not on tape or by prerecording:
a program broadcast live.
live one, Slang.
a multilobed highly vascular reddish-brown glandular organ occupying most of the upper right part of the human abdominal cavity immediately below the diaphragm. It secretes bile, stores glycogen, detoxifies certain poisons, and plays an important part in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, helping to maintain a correct balance of nutrients related adjective hepatic
the corresponding organ in animals
the liver of certain animals used as food
a reddish-brown colour, sometimes with a greyish tinge
a person who lives in a specified way: a fast liver
verb (mainly intransitive)
to show the characteristics of life; be alive
to remain alive or in existence
to exist in a specified way: to live poorly
usually foll by in or at. to reside or dwell: to live in London
(often foll by on) to continue or last: the pain still lives in her memory
(usually foll by by) to order one’s life (according to a certain philosophy, religion, etc)
foll by on, upon, or by. to support one’s style of life; subsist: to live by writing
(foll by with) to endure the effects (of a crime, mistake, etc)
(foll by through) to experience and survive: he lived through the war
(transitive) to pass or spend (one’s life, etc)
to enjoy life to the full: he knows how to live
(transitive) to put into practice in one’s daily life; express: he lives religion every day
live and let live, to refrain from interfering in others’ lives; to be tolerant
(US, informal) where one lives, in one’s sensitive or defenceless position
(prenominal) showing the characteristics of life
(usually prenominal) of, relating to, or abounding in life: the live weight of an animal
(usually prenominal) of current interest; controversial: a live issue
actual: a real live cowboy
(informal) full of life and energy
(of a coal, ember, etc) glowing or burning
(esp of a volcano) not extinct
loaded or capable of exploding: a live bomb
(radio, television) transmitted or present at the time of performance, rather than being a recording: a live show
(of a record)
connected to a source of electric power: a live circuit
(esp of a colour or tone) brilliant or splendid
acoustically reverberant: a live studio
(sport) (of a ball) in play
(of rocks, ores, etc) not quarried or mined; native
being in a state of motion or transmitting power; positively connected to a driving member
during, at, or in the form of a live performance: the show went out live
secreting organ of the body, Old English lifer, from Proto-Germanic *librn (cf. Old Norse lifr, Old Frisian livere, Middle Dutch levere, Dutch lever, Old High German lebara, German Leber “liver”), perhaps from PIE *leip- “to stick adhere; fat.” Formerly believed to be the body’s blood-producing organ; in medieval times it rivaled the heart as the supposed seat of love and passion, hence lily-livered. Liver-spots, once thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the organ, is attested from 1730.
late 14c., agent noun from live (v.).
Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) “to be, to live, have life; to experience,” also “to supply oneself with food, to pass life (in some condition),” from Proto-Germanic *liben (cf. Old Norse lifa “to live, remain,” Old Frisian libba, German leben, Gothic liban “to live”), from PIE root *leip- “to remain, continue” (cf. Greek liparein “to persist, persevere;” see leave). Meaning “to make a residence, dwell” is from c.1200. Related: Lived; living.
According to the Dutch Prouerbe … Leuen ende laetan leuen, To liue and to let others liue. [Malynes, 1622]
To live it up “live gaily and extravagantly” is from 1903. To live up to “act in accordance with” is 1690s, from earlier live up “live on a high (moral or mental) level” (1680s). To live (something) down “outwear (some slander or embarrassment)” is from 1842. To live with “cohabit as husband and wife” is attested from 1749; sense of “to put up with” is attested from 1937. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.
1540s, “having life,” later (1610s) “burning, glowing,” a shortening of alive (q.v.). Sense of “containing unspent energy or power” (live ammunition, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning “in-person” (of performance) is first attested 1934. Live wire is attested from 1890; figurative sense of “active person” is from 1903.
liver liv·er (lĭv’ər)
The largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity, which secretes bile and is active in the formation of certain blood proteins and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
A large organ, located on the right side of the abdomen and protected by the lower rib cage, that produces bile and blood proteins, stores vitamins for later release into the bloodstream, removes toxins (including alcohol) from the blood, breaks down old red blood cells, and helps maintain levels of blood sugar in the body.
chopped liver, that ain’t hay
(Heb. kabhed, “heavy;” hence the liver, as being the heaviest of the viscera, Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 1, 10, 15) was burnt upon the altar, and not used as sacrificial food. In Ezek. 21:21 there is allusion, in the statement that the king of Babylon “looked upon the liver,” to one of the most ancient of all modes of divination. The first recorded instance of divination (q.v.) is that of the teraphim of Laban. By the teraphim the LXX. and Josephus understood “the liver of goats.” By the “caul above the liver,” in Lev. 4:9; 7:4, etc., some understand the great lobe of the liver itself.
- Liver acinus
liver acinus n. The smallest functional unit of the liver, comporising all the liver parenchyma, that is composed of segments of several hepatic lobules and has as its central axis a terminal branch of the portal vein, hepatic artery, and bile duct.
[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/ noun 1. (def 9).
[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/ noun 1. an extract of mammalian liver, especially hog or beef, for treating pernicious anemia. noun 1. an extract of raw mammalian liver containing vitamin B12: sometimes used to treat pernicious anaemia
[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/ noun 1. any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans. noun 1. any of various parasitic flatworms, esp Fasciola hepatica, that inhabit the bile ducts of sheep, cattle, etc, and have a complex life cycle: class Digenea See also trematode