Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To live longer than.
  • transitive verb To continue in use or existence long enough to survive (something else).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb live longer than

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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