Leave vs. Live

Leave vs. Live — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Leave and Live

Leaveverb

To go out of or away from

not allowed to leave the room.

Liveverb

To be alive; exist.

Leaveverb

To go without taking or removing

left my book on the bus.

Liveverb

To continue to be alive

lived through a bad accident.

Leaveverb

To omit or exclude

left out the funniest part of the story.

Liveverb

To support oneself; subsist

living on rice and fish.lives on a small inheritance.
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Leaveverb

To have as a result, consequence, or remainder

The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six.

Liveverb

To reside; dwell

lives on a farm.

Leaveverb

To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state

left the lights on.

Liveverb

To conduct one's life in a particular manner

lived frugally.

Leaveverb

To have remaining after death

left a young son.

Liveverb

To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life

those who truly live.
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Leaveverb

To bequeath

left her money to charity.

Liveverb

To remain in human memory

an event that lives on in our minds.

Leaveverb

To give over to another to control or act on

Leave all the details to us.

Liveverb

To spend or pass (one's life).

Leaveverb

To abandon or forsake

leave home.left her husband.

Liveverb

To go through; experience

lived a nightmare.

Leaveverb

To remove oneself from association with or participation in

left the navy for civilian life.

Liveverb

To practice in one's life

live one's beliefs.

Leaveverb

To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence

He left a note for you. Leave your name and address.

Liveadjective

Having life; alive

live animals.

Leaveverb

To cause or permit to be or remain

left myself plenty of time.

Liveadjective

Of, related to, or occurring during the life of one that is living

a live birth.the live weight of an animal before being slaughtered.

Leaveverb

(Nonstandard) To allow or permit; let.

Liveadjective

Of current interest or relevance

a live topic.still a live option.

Leaveverb

To set out or depart; go

When can you leave?.

Liveadjective

(Informal) Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively

a live crowd at the parade.a live party.

Leaveverb

To put forth foliage; leaf.

Liveadjective

Glowing; burning

live coals.

Leavenoun

Permission to do something.

Liveadjective

Not yet exploded but capable of being fired

live ammunition.

Leavenoun

An act of departing; a farewell

took leave of her with a heavy heart.

Liveadjective

(Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity

live cables lying dangerously on the ground.

Leavenoun

See leave of absence.

Liveadjective

Not mined or quarried; in the natural state

live ore.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To have a consequence or remnant.

Liveadjective

Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded

a live television program.

Leaveverb

To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.

I left my car at home and took a bus to work.The ants did not leave so much as a crumb of bread.There's not much food left. We'd better go to the shops.

Liveadjective

Involving performers or spectators who are physically present

live entertainment.a live audience.

Leaveverb

To cause, to result in.

The lightning left her dazzled for several minutes.Infantile paralysis left him lame for the rest of his life.

Liveadjective

Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form

live yogurt cultures.a live measles vaccine.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.

Leave your hat in the hall.We should leave the legal matters to lawyers.I left my sewing and went to the window to watch the falling snow.

Liveadjective

(Printing) Not yet set into type

live copy.

Leaveverb

To depart; to separate from.

Liveadjective

(Sports) In play

a live ball.

Leaveverb

To let be or do without interference.

I left him to his reflections.I leave my hearers to judge.

Liveadverb

At, during, or from the time of actual occurrence or performance

The landing on the moon was telecast live.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.

I left the country and I left my wife.

Liveverb

(intransitive) To be alive; to have life.

He's not expected to live for more than a few months.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).

I left the band.

Liveverb

(intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.

I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer.

Leaveverb

(intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.

I think you'd better leave.

Liveverb

(intransitive) To survive; to persevere; to continue.

Her memory lives in that song.

Leaveverb

To transfer something.

Liveverb

To cope.

You'll just have to live with it!I can't live in a world without you.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To transfer possession of after death.

When my father died, he left me the house.

Liveverb

(intransitive) To pass life in a specified manner.

It is difficult to live in poverty.And they lived happily ever after.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.

I'll leave the car in the station so you can pick it up there.

Liveverb

(transitive) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.

To live an idle or a useful life.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.

Can't we just leave this to the experts?

Liveverb

(transitive) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.

Leaveverb

To remain (behind); to stay.

Liveverb

(intransitive) To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).

No ship could live in such a storm.

Leaveverb

To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).

Liveverb

To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.

It is hard to live on the minimum wage.They lived on stale bread.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.

Liveverb

To make the most of life; to experience a full, rich life.

I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!

Leaveverb

To produce leaves or foliage.

Liveadjective

(only used attributively) Having life; that is alive.

The post office will not ship live animals.

Leaveverb

(obsolete) To raise; to levy.

Liveadjective

Being in existence; actual

He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking.

Leavenoun

(cricket) The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.

Liveadjective

Having active properties; being energized.

Leavenoun

(billiards) The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).

Liveadjective

Operational; being in actual use rather than in testing.

Leavenoun

Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.

I've been given three weeks' leave by my boss.

Liveadjective

Taken from a living animal.

live feathers

Leavenoun

Permission.

Might I beg leave to accompany you?The applicant now seeks leave to appeal and, if leave be granted, to appeal against these sentences.

Liveadjective

(engineering) Imparting power; having motion.

the live spindle of a lathea live, or driving, axle

Leavenoun

(dated) Farewell, departure.

I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.

Liveadjective

(sports) Still in active play.

a live ball

Leavenoun

the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty;

a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Liveadjective

(broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens.

The station presented a live news program every evening.

Leavenoun

permission to do something;

she was granted leave to speak

Liveadjective

Of a performance or speech, in person.

This nightclub has a live band on weekends.

Leavenoun

the act of departing politely;

he disliked long farewellshe took his leaveparting is such sweet sorrow

Liveadjective

Of a recorded performance, made in front of an audience, or not having been edited after recording.

Leaveverb

go away from a place;

At what time does your train leave?She didn't leave until midnightThe ship leaves at midnight

Liveadjective

Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.

The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.

Leaveverb

go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness;

She left a mess when she moved outHis good luck finally left himher husband left her after 20 years of marriageshe wept thinking she had been left behind

Liveadjective

(circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.

Use caution when working near live wires.

Leaveverb

act or be so as to become in a specified state;

The inflation left them pennilessThe president's remarks left us speechless

Liveadjective

(poker) Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.

Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.

Leaveverb

leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking;

leave it as isleave the young fawn aloneleave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Liveadjective

Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.

Leaveverb

move out of or depart from;

leave the roomthe fugitive has left the country

Liveadjective

Being in a state of ignition; burning.

a live coal; live embers

Leaveverb

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;

This leaves no room for improvementThe evidence allows only one conclusionallow for mistakesleave lots of time for the tripThis procedure provides for lots of leeway

Liveadjective

(obsolete) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing.

a live man, or orator

Leaveverb

result in;

The water left a mark on the silk dressHer blood left a stain on the napkin

Liveadjective

(obsolete) Vivid; bright.

Leaveverb

remove oneself from an association with or participation in;

She wants to leaveThe teenager left homeShe left her position with the Red CrossHe left the Senate after two termsafter 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes

Liveadverb

Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.

The concert was broadcast live by radio.

Leaveverb

put into the care or protection of someone;

He left the decision to his deputyleave your child the nurse's care

Liveadverb

Of making a performance or speech, in person.

He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.

Leaveverb

leave or give by will after one's death;

My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelryMy grandfather left me his entire estate

Livenoun

(obsolete) life

Leaveverb

have left or have as a remainder;

That left the four of us19 minus 8 leaves 11

Liveverb

make one's home or live in;

She resides officially in IcelandI live in a 200-year old houseThese people inhabited all the islands that are now desertedThe plains are sparsely populated

Leaveverb

be survived by after one's death;

He left six childrenAt her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

Liveverb

lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style;

we had to live frugally after the war

Leaveverb

tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

give a secret to the Russiansleave your name and address here

Liveverb

continue to live; endure or last;

We went without water and food for 3 daysThese superstitions survive in the backwaters of AmericaThe racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents

Leaveverb

leave behind unintentionally;

I forgot my umbrella in the restaurantI left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

Liveverb

support oneself;

he could barely exist on such a low wageCan you live on $2000 a month in New York City?Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day

Liveverb

have life, be alive;

Our great leader is no moreMy grandfather lived until the end of war

Liveverb

have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;

I know the feeling!have you ever known hunger?I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addictThe holocaust survivors have lived a nightmareI lived through two divorces

Liveverb

pursue a positive and satisfying existence;

You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live

Liveadjective

actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;

a live television programbrought to you live from Lincoln Centerlive entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

Liveadjective

showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy;

live coalstossed a live cigarette out the windowgot a shock from a live wirelive ore is unmined orea live bomba live ball is one in play

Liveadjective

highly reverberant;

a live concert hall

Liveadjective

charged with an explosive;

live ammunitiona live bomb

Liveadjective

rebounds readily;

clean bouncy haira lively tennis ballas resiliant as seasoned hickoryspringy turf

Liveadjective

abounding with life and energy;

the club members are a really live bunch

Liveadjective

in current use or ready for use;

live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread

Liveadjective

of current relevance;

a live issuestill a live option

Liveadjective

charged or energized with electricity;

a hot wirea live wire

Liveadjective

having life;

a live canaryhit a live nervefamous living paintersliving tissue

Liveadjective

capable of erupting;

a live volcanothe volcano is very much alive

Liveadverb

not recorded;

the opera was broadcast live