Active

Definition of Active

Ac´tive
a.1.Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; - opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
2.Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
Active and nervous was his gait.
- Wordsworth.
3.In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; - opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
4.Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; - opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
5.Requiring or implying action or exertion; - opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
6.Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; - opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
7.Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
8.Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.
9.(Gram.) Applied to a form of the verb; - opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.
Active capital
money, or property that may readily be converted into money.

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