Lifelike vs Lifeline - What's the difference?

lifelike | lifeline |


As an adjective lifelike

is like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.

As a noun lifeline is

a line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.

lifelike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.
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    lifeline

    Alternative forms

    * life-line * life line

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.
  • A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.
  • A source of salvation in a crisis.
  • (engineering) System or structure of vital importance to a community.
  • (nautical) On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas