alive

[a┬Ělive]

If you're alive, you're living in other words, you're not dead. If your apple tree blooms in the spring, you'll know it's still alive after the long, cold winter.

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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.

Adjective
having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"


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.

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

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

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Sprightly; lively; brisk.

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

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Of all living (by way of emphasis).


Alive

A*live" , a. [OE. on live, AS. on l'c6fe in life; l'c6fe being dat. of l'c6f 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.
4. Sprightly; lively; brisk. Richardson. 5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly alive to nature's laws.
6. Of all living (by way of emphasis).
Northumberland was the proudest man alive.
Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive! &hand; Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

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.

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Usage Examples

Definitely they write themselves. It's an amazing experience. It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales.

And we have a little herb garden, which survived the winter thanks to global warming. It makes me feel like a cool, old Italian housewife, that I kept my rosemary alive outside all winter.

Death is not the biggest fear we have our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are.

Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job.

Atlanta's my musical home. It really was the place where I really came alive.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life.

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive.

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.

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