Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To live longer than: She outlived her son.
  • transitive v. To continue in use or existence long enough to survive (something else): a regulation that has outlived its usefulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To live longer than; continue to live after the death of; overlive; survive.
  • v. To live through or past (a given time).
  • v. To surpass in duration; outlast.
  • v. To live longer; continue to live.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To live beyond, or longer than; to survive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To live longer than; continue to live after the death of; overlive; survive.
  • To surpass in duration; outlast.
  • Synonyms Outlive, Survive. Outlive is generally the stronger, carrying something of the idea of surpassing or beating another in vitality or hold upon life; it is tenderer to say that one survives than that he outlives his wife or friend.
  • To live longer; continue to live.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. live longer than

Etymologies

From Middle English outliven, equivalent to out- +‎ live. (Wiktionary)

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