verb out·live \ˌat-ˈliv\

: to live longer than (someone)

: to continue to exist longer than (something) : to outlast (something)

Full Definition of OUTLIVE

transitive verb
:  to live beyond or longer than <outlived most of his friends> <outlive its usefulness>
:  to survive the effects of <universities…outlive many political and social changes — J. B. Conant>

Examples of OUTLIVE

  1. No mother wants to outlive her children.
  2. He outlived his wife by 10 years.

First Known Use of OUTLIVE

15th century

Rhymes with OUTLIVE

OUTLIVE Defined for Kids


verb out·live \at-ˈliv\

Definition of OUTLIVE for Kids

:  to live or last longer than <That rule has outlived its usefulness.>


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