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adjective 
  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 with muskets and green boughs. --Macaulay.
  1. sprightly, Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  2. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly to nature's laws. --Falconer.
  1. Of all living (by way of emphasis).
Northumberland was the proudest man . --Clarendon.
Note: Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man !
Note: Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: levendig
  • German: lebendig
Etymology: on live, on lÄfe (in life); lÄfe being the dative of lÄf (life).


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