- 1outlive somebody to live longer than someone He outlived his wife by three years.
- 2outlive something to continue to exist after something else has ended or disappeared The machine had outlived its usefulness (= was no longer useful).
NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outlive
he / she / it outlives
past simple outlived
-ing form outliving