Definitions of alive

  1. having life or vigor or spirit; " an animated and expressive face"; " animated conversation"; " became very animated when he heard the good news"
  2. ( followed by ` to' or ` of') aware of; " is alive to the moods of others"
  3. capable of erupting; " a live volcano"; " the volcano is very much alive"
  4. possessing life; " the happiest person alive"; " the nerve is alive"; " doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; " burned alive"
  5. ( often followed by ` with') full of life and spirit; " she was wonderfully alive for her age"; " a face alive with mischief"
  6. in operation; " keep hope alive"; " the tradition was still alive"; " an active tradition"
  7. 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.
  8. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
  9. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
  10. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  11. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  12. Of all living ( by way of emphasis).
  13. Having life; in a state action; sprightly; attentive; sensitive; opposite to dead.
  14. In life: susceptible.
  15. Living; active; lively.
  16. Living; sensitive; vigorous; active.
  17. Living, or in life; in force, action, or operation; astir; lively; keenly attentive to; susceptible of.
  18. Endued with life; not dead; sprightly; active; easily impressed.

Usage examples for alive

  1. And if she be alive ... – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  2. If she had been alive there would have been nothing to think or to say. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  3. For, we will take Ukozi alive. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  4. Neither alive nor dead! – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  5. We have only kept alive. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  6. With Major Jimgrim still alive? – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  7. I wish that fellow had been alive, to tell more! – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. " I saw him alive. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  9. I was never more than alive to it, never certain of it. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  10. They are all very much alive. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. Now what did he want to keep him alive for? – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  12. Then her old, long- forgotten friend was still alive. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  13. No man alive was ever more in earnest than I am. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. She's only half alive. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  15. He was then alive and well. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  16. Take the girl alive. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  17. When he was alive, they did not seem to make much of him in his own house. – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  18. The poor fellow looked more dead than alive. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  19. He says it seemed to be alive. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  20. It is this- my father is alive. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming