- Having life; living; not dead
- As long as the plant is alive, he will continue to water it.
- In a state of action; in force or operation; existent
- to keep the fire alive
- to keep the affections alive
- Busy with activity of many living beings; swarming; thronged; busy.
- Although quite dull during the day, the main street comes alive at night, with many bars and clubs opening.
- 1848, Macaulay, Thomas Babington, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second:
- The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs.
- Sprightly; lively; brisk.
- 2018 May 26, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in The Guardian (London):
- Liverpool’s equaliser came within four minutes. James Milner swung the ball over from a corner on the right and Sadio Mané, Liverpool’s most dangerous player, was alive in the six-yard area.
- susceptible; easy to impress; having keen feelings, as opposed to apathy
- 1762, Falconer, William, The Shipwreck:
- Though tremblingly alive to Nature's laws, Yet ever firm to Honour's sacred cause
- (as an intensifier) out of all living creatures.
- (programming) Synonym of
- Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies, for example "The bee is alive". Before a noun, the adjectives living or live may be used with a similar meaning
- (having life): alive and kicking, extant, vital; see also Thesaurus:alive
- (in a state of action): existing, extant; See also Thesaurus:existent
- (sprightly, lively, brisk): frisky, peppy, zestful; see also Thesaurus:active
- (out of all living creatures): ever, in the world
Terms derived from alive
in a state of action
exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings
sprightly, lively, brisk
of all living
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