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Meaning of SURVIVE

Pronunciation:  sur'vIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
  2. [v]  continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
  3. [v]  live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"
  4. [v]  continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds"

SURVIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: come through, exist, live, make it, outlast, outlive, pull round, pull through, subsist
 Antonyms: succumb, yield
 See Also: be, breathe, convalesce, defeat, drift, freewheel, hold water, indwell, live out, overcome, perennate, recover, recuperate, stand up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sur*vive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Survived}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Surviving}.] [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over
    + vivere to live. See {Super-}, and {Victuals}.]
    To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than;
    to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
          I'll assure her of Her widowhood, be it that she
          survive me, In all my lands and leases whatsoever.
  2. \Sur*vive"\, v. i.
    To remain alive; to continue to live.
          Thy pleasure, Which, when no other enemy survives,
          Still conquers all the conquerors.       --Sir J.
          Alike are life and death, When life in death survives.