Definition of Alive in English :

Define Alive in English

Alive meaning in English

Meaning of Alive in English

Pronunciation of Alive in English

Alive pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alive in English


see synonyms of alive


1. alive, live

possessing life

Example Sentences:
'the happiest person alive'
'the nerve is alive'
'doctors are working hard to keep him alive'
'burned alive'
'a live canary'

2. alive

(often followed by with') full of life and spirit

Example Sentences:
'she was wonderfully alive for her age'
'a face alive with mischief'

3. alive, animated

having life or vigor or spirit

Example Sentences:
'an animated and expressive face'
'animated conversation'
'became very animated when he heard the good news'

4. alive

(followed by to' or of') aware of

Example Sentences:
'is alive to the moods of others'

5. active, alive

in operation

Example Sentences:
'keep hope alive'
'the tradition was still alive'
'an active tradition'

6. alert, alive, awake

mentally perceptive and responsive

Example Sentences:
'an alert mind'
'alert to the problems'
'alive to what is going on'
'awake to the dangers of her situation'
'was now awake to the reality of his predicament'

7. alive, live

capable of erupting

Example Sentences:
'a live volcano'
'the volcano is very much alive'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alive
adjective (postpositive)
(of people, animals, plants, etc) living; having life
in existence; active
they kept hope alive
the tradition was still alive
3. (immediately postpositive and usually used with a superlative)
of those living; now living
the happiest woman alive
full of life; lively
she was wonderfully alive for her age
5. (usually foll by with)
a face alive with emotion
6. (foll by to)
aware (of); sensitive (to)
7. (foll by with)
teeming (with)
the mattress was alive with fleas
8. electronics another word for live2 (sense 11)
9.  alive and kicking
10.  look alive!

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see synonyms of alive
having life; living
in existence, operation, etc.; unextinguished
to keep old memories alive
lively; alert

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of alive
1. Having life; living. See Synonyms at living.
2. In existence or operation; active: keep your hopes alive.
3. Full of living or moving things; abounding: a pool alive with trout.
4. Full of activity or animation; lively: a face alive with mischief.
5. Sports In play; live: a foul called when the ball is alive.

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