Meaning of ALIVE in English

ALIVE

/ əˈlaɪv; NAmE / adjective [ not before noun ]

1.

living; not dead :

We don't know whether he's alive or dead.

Is your mother still alive ?

Doctors kept the baby alive for six weeks.

I was glad to hear you're alive and well .

She had to steal food just to stay alive .

He was buried alive in the earthquake.

2.

alive (with sth) full of emotion, excitement, activity, etc. :

Ed was alive with happiness.

3.

continuing to exist :

to keep a tradition alive

4.

alive with sth full of living or moving things :

The pool was alive with goldfish.

5.

alive to sth aware of sth; knowing sth exists and is important :

to be alive to the dangers / facts / possibilities

IDIOMS

- alive and kicking

- bring sth alive

- come alive

—more at eat

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English on līfe , literally in life .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.