Definition of outlive verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    outlive

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outlive
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//
     
    he / she / it outlives
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvz//
     
    past simple outlived
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//
     
    past participle outlived
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//
     
    -ing form outliving
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1outlive somebody to live longer than somebody He outlived his wife by three years.
  2. 2outlive something to continue to exist after something else has ended or disappeared The machine had outlived its usefulness (= was no longer useful).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outlive