Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Definitions of Life and Movie

Definitions of Life and Movie (courtesy Dictionary.com)

-          reality
-          the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual (e.g., to risk one's life; a short life and a merry one)
-          a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul (e.g., eternal life)
-          the general or universal condition of human existence (e.g., Too bad, but life is like that);
-          any specified period of animate existence (e.g., a man in middle life)
-          the period of existence, activity, or effectiveness of something inanimate, as a machine, lease, or play (e.g., The life of the car may be ten years)
-          a living being (e.g., Several lives were lost)
-          living things collectively (e.g., the hope of discovering life on other planets; insect life)
-          a particular aspect of existence (e.g., He enjoys an active physical life)
-          the course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence (e.g., His business has been his entire life)
-          a biography (e.g., a newly published life of Willa Cather)
-          animation; liveliness; spirit (e.g., a speech full of life)
-          the force that makes or keeps something alive; the vivifying or quickening principle (e.g., The life of the treaty has been an increase of mutual understanding and respect)
-          a mode or manner of existence, as in the world of affairs or society (e.g., So far her business life has not overlapped her social life)
-          the period or extent of authority, popularity, approval, etc. (e.g., the life of the committee; the life of a bestseller)
-          anything or anyone considered to be as precious as life (e.g., She was his life)
-          a person or thing that enlivens (e.g., the life of the party)
-          nature or any of the forms of nature as the model or subject of a work of art (e.g., drawn from life)

Movie: related words (courtesy Thesaurus.com) include:
-          moving pictures
-          film
-          theater/theatre
-          motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment
-          picture
-          show
-          entertainment event
-          spectacle
-          videocassette
-          matinee

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