Definition of alive :
1. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
2. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
3. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
4. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
5. Of all living ( by way of emphasis).
6. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
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active (part of speech: adjective)
live (part of speech: adjective)
- It was a real garden- an out- of- door home- a garden in which one might live, and in which one might be glad that one was alive. - "A Fool There Was", Porter Emerson Browne.
- You will give me some money- enough to keep me alive for a week or two. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- Hope was alive in him. - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.