Simple Definition of outlive
: to live longer than (someone)
: to continue to exist longer than (something) : to outlast (something)
Full Definition of outlive
1 : to live beyond or longer than <outlived most of his friends> <outlive its usefulness>
2 : to survive the effects of <universities…outlive many political and social changes — J. B. Conant>
Examples of outlive in a sentence
No mother wants to outlive her children.
He outlived his wife by 10 years.
First Known Use of outlive
OUTLIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of outlive for Students
: to live or last longer than <That rule has outlived its usefulness.>
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