Definition of live for
1 : to wait or hope for (something) very eagerly I live for the day when we'll be together!
2 : to think of (something) as the most important or enjoyable part of one's life She lives for her work.
3 : to think of (something) as a reason for being alive He's depressed and feels as if he has nothing left to live for.
Word by Word Definitions
: to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant
: to continue alive
: to maintain oneself : subsist
: having life : living
: existing in fact or reality : actual
: exerting force or containing energy: such as
: at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production
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