Meaning of Life

life n., pl. lives
1. Biol. The quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli. 2. Living organisms collectively: marine life. 3. A living being. 4. The interval between birth and death. 5. A biography. 6. Human existence, relationships, or activities: everyday life. 7. A manner of living: led a hard life. 8. Liveliness; animation.