life [-'s, lives] n

OE líf, person, body.

  1. Existence; experience; mortal state of being; ability to move, breathe, and feel.
  2. Vitality; viability; [fig.] sustenance; nourishment; refreshment.
  3. Being; individual; person born; living entity; individual creature; [fig.] person born again spiritually.
  4. Manner; living; way of being; mode of existence.
  5. Phrase. “Life that is”: mortality; present time.
  6. Phrase. “Life that is to be”: immortality; future time; existence of the soul after death.