"the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
(often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
"she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"
having life or vigor or spirit
"an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
(followed by `to' or `of') aware of
"is alive to the moods of others"
"keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
alert, alive(p), awake(p)(adj)
mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"
"alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
capable of erupting
"a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
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.
In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
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. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
Sprightly; lively; brisk.
Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- William Falconer.
As intensifier, of all living.
Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.
Origin: on live, on life; life, dative of lif
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
in a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive
exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged
sprightly; lively; brisk
having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive
of all living (by way of emphasis)
Origin: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]
"Alive" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. "Alive" was Pearl Jam's first single, and appeared on the band's debut album, Ten. Written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Alive" originated as an instrumental titled "Dollar Short" and was included on a demo tape circulated in hopes of finding a singer for the group. Vocalist Eddie Vedder obtained a copy of the tape and wrote lyrics that describe a fictionalized account of the time when he was told that the man he thought was his father was not actually his biological parent. "Alive" charted at number 16 in the UK. Remixed versions of the song were included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror, and the 2009 Ten reissue. The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-līv′, adj. in life: susceptible. [Prep. a = on, and A.S. lífe, dat. of líf, life.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2470
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Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2385
Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Adjectives Frequency: #318
The numerical value of alive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of alive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- иҫән, тереBashkir
- жив, оживен, гъмжащ, чувствителен, енергиченBulgarian
- viuCatalan, Valencian
- живъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- pirteä, eloisa, reipas, vilkas, eläväFinnish
- en vie, vivantFrench
- beòScottish Gaelic
- जीवित, सजीव, ज़िंदा, जीताHindi
- eleven, élénk, életben lévő, élőHungarian
- ողջ, սաղ, կենդանիArmenian
- animato, vivo, attivoItalian
- زندوی, زندوKurdish
- liewegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- സജീവം, ജീവനുള്ളMalayalam
- सजीव, जिवंत, क्रियाशिल, सक्रियMarathi
- levendig, levendDutch
- ژوندىPashto, Pushto
- veiv, vivRomansh
- живо́й, в живы́хRussian
- जीवित, जीवSanskrit
- viu, biu, bivu, bibuSardinian
- жив, živSerbo-Croatian
- živahen, živSlovene
- diri, canlı, sağ, yaşam doluTurkish
- جیتا, زندہUrdu
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