Lively

Definition of Lively

Live´ly
a.1.Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves.
- Holland.
2.Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste,
With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile
He seems.
- Milton.
3.Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
- Pope.
4.Representing life; lifelike.
I spied the lively picture of my father.
- Massinger.
5.Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
The colors of the prism are manifestly more full, intense, and lively that those of natural bodies.
- Sir I. Newton.
His faith must be not only living, but lively too.
- South.
Lively stones
(Script.) saints, as being quickened by the Spirit, and active in holiness.
adv.1.In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
2.With strong resemblance of life.
Thou counterfeitest most lively.
- Shak.

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