Definitions of alive

  1. (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; "is alive to the moods of others" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Sprightly; lively; brisk. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Of all living (by way of emphasis). Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having life; in a state action; sprightly; attentive; sensitive; opposite to dead. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. In life: susceptible. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Living; active; lively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Living; sensitive; vigorous; active. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Living, or in life; in force, action, or operation; astir; lively; keenly attentive to; susceptible of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Endued with life; not dead; sprightly; active; easily impressed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for alive

  1. If she had been alive there would have been nothing to think or to say. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  2. Now what did he want to keep him alive for? – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad