Meaning of ALIVE in English


— aliveness , n.

/euh luyv"/ , adj.

1. having life; living; existing; not dead or lifeless.

2. living (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive.

3. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive.

4. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother's more alive than most of her contemporaries.

5. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with color.

6. Elect. live 2 (def. 17).

7. alive to , alert or sensitive to; aware of: City planners are alive to the necessity of revitalizing deteriorating neighborhoods.

8. alive with , filled with living things; swarming; teeming: The room was alive with mosquitoes.

9. look alive! pay attention! move quickly!: Look alive! We haven't got all day.

[ bef. 1000; ME; OE on life in LIFE; see A- 1 ]

Syn. 4. active.

Ant. 1. dead. 3. defunct. 4. lifeless.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .