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Meaning of ALIVE

Pronunciation:  u'lIv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

ALIVE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: animated, enlivened, full of life, lively, reanimated, revived, spirited, vital
 Antonyms: unanimated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*live"\, a. [OE. on live, AS. on l[=i]fe in life;
l[=i]fe being dat. of l[=i]f life. See {Life}, and cf.
{Live}, a.]
1. 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.

2. In a state of action; in force or operation;
   unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire
   alive; to keep the affections alive.

3. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings;
   swarming; thronged.

         The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with
         muskets and green boughs.             --Macaulay.

4. Sprightly; lively; brisk. --Richardson.

5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively
   feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.

         Tremblingly alive to nature's laws.   --Falconer.

6. Of all living (by way of emphasis).

         Northumberland was the proudest man alive.

Note: Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive!

Note: Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

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