Alive

Definition of Alive

A`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.
- Macaulay.
4.Sprightly; lively; brisk.
5.Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly alive to nature's laws.
- Falconer.
6.Of all living (by way of emphasis).
Northumberland was the proudest man alive.
- Clarendon.

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