Live oak
Live Live (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster]

If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. --Ex. xxi. 35. [1913 Webster]

2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. `` The live ether.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator. [1913 Webster]

4. Vivid; bright. `` The live carnation.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam. [1913 Webster]

6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire. [PJC]

7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to {recorded}. [PJC]

8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball. [PJC]

9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience. [PJC]

{Live birth}, the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. --Dunglison.

{Live box}, a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.

{Live feathers}, feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.

{Live gang}. (Sawing) See under {Gang}.

{Live grass} (Bot.), a grass of the genus {Eragrostis}.

{Live load} (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.

{Live oak} (Bot.), a species of oak ({Quercus virens}), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the {Quercus chrysolepis} and some other species are also called live oaks.

{Live ring} (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.

{Live steam}, steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from {exhaust steam}.

{Live stock}, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body.

{live wire} (a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a high potential relative to ground, capable of harming a person who touches it. (b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Live Oak — ist der amerikanische Name für die Virginia Eiche (Quercus virginiana). Live Oak ist auch der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Live Oak (Alabama) Live Oak (Florida) Live Oak (Florida) Live Oak (Sutter County, Kalifornien) Live Oak… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Live Oak — Live Oak, CA U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 16628 Housing Units (2000): 6405 Land area (2000): 3.233526 sq. miles (8.374794 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.233526 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Live oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Live Oak — (Floride) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Live Oak. Live Oak Pays   …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Live Oak — may refer to:*The live oak, any of several types of oak trees that have evergreen foliageLocalities in the United States named after the live oak: * Live Oak, Santa Cruz County, California, a Census designated place * Live Oak, Sutter County,… …   Wikipedia

  • live oak — ☆ live oak n. 1. any of several American oaks; esp., a) a wide spreading, evergreen oak (Quercus virginiana) native to the SE U.S. b) a large evergreen oak (Quercus agrifolia) native to California 2. the hard wood of these trees, used in… …   English World dictionary

  • live oak — live′ oak′ [[t]laɪv[/t]] n. 1) pln an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves 2) pln any of various related trees 3) the wood of any of these trees …   From formal English to slang

  • live-oak — live oak·er; …   English syllables

  • Live oak — This article is about the tree.This is Georgia s state tree. For places named Live Oak, see Live Oak .Live oak or evergreen oak is a general term for a number of unrelated oaks in several different sections of the genus Quercus that happen to… …   Wikipedia

  • live oak — noun any of several American evergreen oaks (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree • Hyponyms: ↑coast live oak, ↑California live oak, ↑Quercus agrifolia, ↑canyon oak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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