to continue to live or exist She died ten years ago but her memory lives on. He lived on for fifteen years after his wife died.
- 1 to eat a particular type of food to live Small birds live mainly on insects.
- 2(often disapproving) to eat only or a lot of a particular type of food She lives on burgers.
- 3 to have enough money for the basic things you need to live You can't live on forty pounds a week. My salary isn't enough for us to live on.