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Alive - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alive' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alive [ a.]
- 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.
- In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
- Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
- Sprightly; lively; brisk.
- Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
- Of all living (by way of emphasis).

Meaning of 'Alive' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alive [ a]
Meaning (1):
- possessing life
Example in sentence:
  • a live canary;
  • burned alive;
  • doctors are working hard to keep him alive;
  • the happiest person alive;
  • the nerve is alive
Meaning (2):
- having life or vigor or spirit
Example in sentence:
  • an animated and expressive face;
  • animated conversation;
  • became very animated when he heard the good news
3 . alive [ s]
Meaning (3):
- (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
Example in sentence:
  • a face alive with mischief;
  • she was wonderfully alive for her age
Meaning (4):
- capable of erupting
Example in sentence:
  • a live volcano;
  • the volcano is very much alive
Meaning (5):
- mentally perceptive and responsive
Example in sentence:
  • alert to the problems;
  • alive to what is going on;
  • an alert mind;
  • awake to the dangers of her situation;
  • was now awake to the reality of his predicament
Meaning (6):
- in operation
Example in sentence:
  • an active tradition;
  • keep hope alive;
  • the tradition was still alive
Meaning (7):
- (followed by `to' or `of') aware of
Example in sentence:
  • is alive to the moods of others