GLOSS Issue 20 FEB 2015 - Page 43

l i fe life: /lʌɪf/ noun 1. the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. “the origins of life” synonyms: existence, being, living, animation, aliveness, animateness; More antonyms: death, non-existence living things and their activity. “lower forms of life” synonyms: living things, living beings, living creatures, the living. 2. the existence of an individual human being or animal.