Learner's definition of SURVIVOR
a person who continues to live after an accident, illness, war, etc.
She interviewed survivors of the flood.
a Holocaust/cancer survivor
The plane crashed and there were no survivors.
There was only one survivor of the accident.
a member of a group who continues to live after other members have died
a family member who remains alive after another person's death
someone or something that continues to exist, function, compete, etc.
someone who is able to keep living or succeeding despite a lot of problems