a particular aspect of existence: He enjoys an active physical life.
the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, especially metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to environment
a mode or manner of existence, as in the world of affairs or society: So far her business life has not overlapped her social life.
as large as life, actually; indeed: There he stood, as large as life. Also, as big as life.
come to life,
to recover consciousness.
to become animated and vigorous: The evening passed, but somehow the party never came to life.
to appear lifelike: The characters of the novel came to life on the screen.
for dear life, with desperate effort, energy, or speed: We ran for dear life, with the dogs at our heels. Also, for one's life.