someone who continues to live after an accident, war, or illness
Emergency help is needed for survivors of the earthquake.
She was the sole survivor (=only survivor) of the massacre.
someone who manages to live normally in spite of many problems:
Don't worry about Kurt; he's a survivor.
someone who continues to live after other members of their family have died:
She was the last survivor of the family.
a company that continues to be successful in spite of many problems:
The company hopes to be one of the survivors of this recession.