What does alive mean?

Definitions for alive
əˈlaɪvalive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alive(p), live(adj)

    possessing life

    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

  2. alive(p)(adj)

    (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

    "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"

  3. animated, alive(adj)

    having life or vigor or spirit

    "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

  4. alive(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

    "is alive to the moods of others"

  5. active, alive(p)(adj)

    in operation

    "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"

  6. 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"

  7. alive, live(adj)

    capable of erupting

    "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"

Wiktionary

  1. alive(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

  2. alive(Adjective)

    In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent

    to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

  3. alive(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

  4. alive(Adjective)

    Sprightly; lively; brisk.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

  5. alive(Adjective)

    Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.

    Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- William Falconer.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

  6. alive(Adjective)

    As intensifier, of all living.

    Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.

    Etymology: on live, on life; life, dative of lif

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alive(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

  2. Alive(adj)

    in a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

  3. Alive(adj)

    exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

  4. Alive(adj)

    sprightly; lively; brisk

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

  5. Alive(adj)

    having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

  6. Alive(adj)

    of all living (by way of emphasis)

    Etymology: [OE. on live, AS. on lfe in life; lfe being dat. of lf life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]

Freebase

  1. Alive

    "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

  1. Alive

    a-līv′, adj. in life: susceptible. [Prep. a = on, and A.S. lífe, dat. of líf, life.]

Editors Contribution

  1. alive

    To have life.

    They felt alive every day with their beautiful and energetic energy and passion for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2470

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2385

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alive' in Adjectives Frequency: #318

How to pronounce alive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say alive in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of alive in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Meigs Haig:

    I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

  2. Larry Foulke:

    Yo buddy, still alive? And thanks friend. See you again

  3. Rick Hutchinson:

    Every now and then you know it's kinda hard to tell... but I'm still alive and well!

  4. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

  5. stanley francis garland:

    are you really alive if you don't feel like you are stan

Images & Illustrations of alive

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