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Definitions of alive

  1.   In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
  2.   ( often followed by ` with') full of life and spirit; " she was wonderfully alive for her age"; " a face alive with mischief"
  3.   In life: susceptible.
  4.   Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  5.   having life or vigor or spirit; " an animated and expressive face"; " animated conversation"; " became very animated when he heard the good news"
  6.   in operation; " keep hope alive"; " the tradition was still alive"; " an active tradition"
  7.   ( usually followed by ` to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; " 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"
  8.   ( followed by ` to' or ` of') aware of; " is alive to the moods of others"
  9.   Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  10.   possessing life; " the happiest person alive"; " the nerve is alive"; " doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; " burned alive"
  11.   Living; sensitive; vigorous; active.
  12.   Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
  13.   Having life; in a state action; sprightly; attentive; sensitive; opposite to dead.
  14.   Living; active; lively.
  15.   Of all living ( by way of emphasis).
  16.   Living, or in life; in force, action, or operation; astir; lively; keenly attentive to; susceptible of.
  17.   capable of erupting; " a live volcano"; " the volcano is very much alive"
  18.   Endued with life; not dead; sprightly; active; easily impressed.
  19.   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.

Antonyms for alive

deathly, lacking, abstracted, assassinated, unusable, nonfunctional, dying, exsanguine, unguarded, nonfunctioning, nonextant, unheeding, moribund, insensible, catatonic, executed, lapsed, incautious, exsanguinous, fallen, spiritless, nonliving, slow, comatose, impractical, lost, moth-eaten, terminated, Perished, ghostlike, useless, nonexistent, murdered, cold, unworkable, outworn, unproductive, numb, kaput, deceased, inanimate, Resting, late, blank, expressionless, superannuated, destroyed, fading, sleepy, unserviceable, mossy, gone, bygone, nonproductive, dead, nonoperative, idle, barren, asleep, nonoperating, inactive, defunct, unused, decommissioned, inoperable, inoperative, mindless, missing, broken, outdated, deathlike, incognizant, unwary, quiescent, stillborn, rusty, prehistoric, vanished, exanimate, extinct, departed, stolid, nonpractical, at rest, obsolete, Stagnating, neolithic, inexpressive, absent, out-of-date, done, breathless, nonoperational, oblivious, careless, distracted, Demised, off, inert, ghostly, unanimated, fossilized, wanting, bypast, mortal, unwitting, stone age, insensitive, inattentive, dated, brain dead, fallow, heedless, slain, Noachian, exterminated, deadpan, ineffective, at peace, mortuary, wiped out, Reposing, antiquated, outmoded, unconscious, pulseless, dormant, unmindful, wan, absentminded, deactivated, latent, expired, low, desert, archaic, dispirited, impracticable, unaware, Vegetating, passe, demoded, vacant, nonviable, arrested, doomed, bloodless, free, medieval, demode, deadly, empty, dull, ineffectual, lifeless, finished, preoccupied, stone-dead.

Quotes of alive

  1. I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job. – Roseanne Barr
  2. The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive – Orlando A. Battista
  3. Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive – Stella Benson
  4. The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. – Georges Bernanos
  5. Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive – Arthur Erickson
  6. I like going to New York. I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music. I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles. – Sara Gilbert
  7. If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience. – Thomas Jane
  8. Old #64 chose... a gentle jog, fast enough to prove I was alive slow enough to savor the cheers. They washed over me. They warmed me. I knew I could live without them but I loved them. – Jerry Kramer
  9. In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show. – Timothy Leary
  10. Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there. – Anne McCaffrey
  11. Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter. – Josh McDowell
  12. We sometimes freeze the specimen with liquid nitrogen, which is extremely cold, you know. This is another technique we use now- but the specimens are not alive – Lennart Nilsson
  13. I think Elvis would be alive today, probably, if he had been allowed to mix and mingle with his fans. I think it was a great cross for him to bear that he couldn't get out and be with his fans. – Minnie Pearl
  14. I am fascinated by the whole process of what it's like to be alive whether it's unbelievably uncomfortable and horrible or whether it's quite nice. – Charlotte Rampling
  15. As time goes on, all schools only get left alive if they have found something special themselves. – Ninette de Valois

Usage examples for alive

  1. “ No man alive was ever more in earnest than I am. ” – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. They are all very much alive – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  3. If she had been alive there would have been nothing to think or to say. ” – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  4. He says it seemed to be alive – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  5. Then her old, long- forgotten friend was still alive – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  6. “ " I saw him alive – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  7. 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
  8. “ I was never more than alive to it, never certain of it. ” – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  9. Neither alive nor dead! ” – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  10. Now what did he want to keep him alive for? ” – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  11. He was then alive and well. ” – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  12. She's only half alive – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  13. With Major Jimgrim still alive – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  14. We have only kept alive – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  15. “ For, we will take Ukozi alive – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  16. And if she be alive – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  17. It is this- my father is alive – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  18. The poor fellow looked more dead than alive – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  19. Take the girl alive – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  20. “ I wish that fellow had been alive to tell more! ” – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

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