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a·live

 (ə-līv′)
adj.
1. Having life; living. See Synonyms at living.
2. In existence or operation; active: keep your hopes alive.
3. Full of living or moving things; abounding: a pool alive with trout.
4. Full of activity or animation; lively: a face alive with mischief.
5. Sports In play; live: a foul called when the ball is alive.
Idiom:
alive to
Aware of; sensitive to: alive to the moods of others.

[Middle English : a-, in a specified state; see a-2 + live, life (from Old English līf; see life).]

a·live′ness n.

alive

(əˈlaɪv)
adj (postpositive)
1. (of people, animals, plants, etc) living; having life
2. in existence; active: they kept hope alive; the tradition was still alive.
3. (immediately postpositive and usually used with a superlative) of those living; now living: the happiest woman alive.
4. full of life; lively: she was wonderfully alive for her age.
5. (usually foll by with) animated: a face alive with emotion.
6. (foll by to) aware (of); sensitive (to)
7. (foll by with) teeming (with): the mattress was alive with fleas.
8. (Electronics) electronics another word for live211
9. alive and kicking (of a person) active and in good health
10. look alive! hurry up! get busy!
[Old English on līfe in life]
aˈliveness n

a•live

(əˈlaɪv)

adj.
1. living; existing; not dead or lifeless.
2. living (used for emphasis): the proudest person alive.
3. in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive.
4. full of energy and spirit; lively.
5. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with color.
Idioms:
1. alive to, alert or sensitive to; aware of.
2. alive with, filled with; swarming with.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English on līfe in life; see a-1]
a•live′ness, n.

alive

If a person or animal is alive, they are not dead.

I think his father is still alive.
She knew the dog was alive.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'alive' in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'I have no alive relatives' or ' They export alive animals'. Instead you use living to talk about people, or live /laɪv/ to talk about animals.

I have no living relatives.
They export live animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alive - possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
animate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
2.alive - (often followed by `with') full of life and spiritalive - (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
3.alive - having life or vigor or spiritalive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
4.alive - (followed by `to' or `of') aware ofalive - (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; "is alive to the moods of others"
sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"
5.alive - in operationalive - in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
existent, existing - having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
6.alive - 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"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
7.alive - capable of eruptingalive - capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
active - (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

alive

adjective
1. living, breathing, animate, having life, subsisting, existing, functioning, alive and kicking, in the land of the living (informal) She does not know if he is alive or dead.
living gone, dead, departed, expired, extinct, deceased, lifeless, inanimate
2. in existence, existing, functioning, active, operative, in force, on-going, prevalent, existent, extant Factories are trying to stay alive by cutting costs.
in existence inactive, inoperative
3. lively, spirited, active, vital, alert, eager, quick, awake, vigorous, cheerful, energetic, animated, brisk, agile, perky, chirpy (informal), sprightly, vivacious, full of life, spry, full of beans (informal), zestful I never expected to feel so alive in my life again.
lively dull, lifeless, inactive, apathetic, spiritless
4. (with to) aware of, sensitive to, susceptible to, alert to, eager for, awake to, cognizant of, sensible of You must be alive to opportunity!
5. (with with) swarming with, packed with, bristling with, teeming with, buzzing with, abounding in, overrun by, jumping with, infested with, crawling with, thronged with, bustling with, hopping with The river was alive with birds.
alive and kicking alive, existing, functioning, breathing, animate, living, having life, subsisting, in the land of the living (informal) The secret police may still be alive and kicking.
alive and well well, strong, sound, fit, flourishing, robust, vigorous, sturdy, in good shape (informal), in good condition, fighting fit, in fine form, in fine fettle, physically fit, fit as a fiddle (informal), in fine feather, right as rain (Brit. informal) A man who was lost in a blizzard yesterday has been found alive and well.

alive

adjective
1. Having existence or life:
2. Marked by or exhibiting life:
3. In action or full operation:
4. Full of animation and activity:
5. Marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception:
Slang: hip.
Idiom: on to.
Translations
حيحَي، عَلى قَيْد الحَياهحَيّناشِط، مَلِيء بِ، زَاخِر
živýna živuoživenýplný
levendemyldrevrimlei live
eläväeloisaelossapirteäreipas
živ
élénkéletben lévőelevenélő
iîandi, morandilifandi
生きている
살아 있는
gyvasknibždėte knibždantissuprantantis
dzīvsrosības pilns
naživeplný
živ
levande
มีชีวิตชีวา
còn sống

alive

[əˈlaɪv] ADJ
1.vivo
to be aliveestar vivo, vivir
it's good to be alive!¡qué bueno es vivir!
to be still alivevivir todavía; [dying person] → estar todavía con vida
while alive he did no harmen vida no hizo daño a nadie
she plays as well as any pianist alivetoca tan bien como cualquier pianista del mundo
he's the best footballer alivees el mejor futbolista del mundo
to bring a story alivedar vida a una historia, animar una historia
to be buried aliveser enterrado vivo
to burn sb alivequemar a algn vivo
the scene came alive as she described itla escena se animaba or vivificaba al describirla ella
we were being eaten alive by mosquitoeslos mosquitos nos comían vivos
to keep sb aliveconservar a algn con vida
to keep a memory aliveguardar vivo or fresco un recuerdo, hacer perdurar una memoria
to keep a tradition alivemantener viva una tradición
man alive! (o.f.) → ¡hombre!
no man alive could do betterno lo podría hacer mejor nadie
he managed to stay alive on fruitlogró sobrevivir comiendo frutas
the prisoner must be taken alivehay que capturar vivo or con vida al prisionero
see also dead A1
2. (fig) (= lively) → activo, enérgico
look alive! (o.f.) (= hurry) → ¡date prisa!, ¡apúrate! (LAm)
alive and kickingvivito y coleando
3.
alive with [+ insects] → lleno de, hormigueante en
a book alive with interestun libro lleno de interés
4. (frm) alive to (= aware of) → consciente de
I am alive to the dangerestoy consciente del peligro, me doy cuenta del peligro
I am fully alive to the fact thatsoy consciente de que ..., no ignoro que ...
I am fully alive to the honour you do mesoy plenamente consciente del honor que se me hace

alive

[əˈlaɪv] adj
(lit) (= living) → vivant(e), en vie
to be alive → être vivant(e), être en vie
to be burned alive → être brûlé vif(vive)
to be buried alive → être enterré vivant(e)
to keep sb alive → maintenir qn en vie
alive and well [person] → sain(e) et sauf(sauve)
to be eaten alive (by insects)se faire dévorer (fig) (= destroyed, defeated) → être mangé(e) tout(e) cru(e)
to eat sb alive (fig) (= destroy, defeat) → ne faire qu'une bouchée de qn
You must be confident, otherwise the interviewers will just eat you alive → Vous devez avoir confiance en vous, sans quoi les examinateurs ne feront qu'une bouchée de vous.
(fig) (= lively, active) → plein(e) de vie
to feel alive → être plein(e) de vie
alive with sth → grouillant(e) de qch
alive to sth → sensible à qch
to come alive [story, description] → s'animer; [+ place, event] → s'animer; [person, voice] → s'animer
to bring sth alive [+ story, description, character] → donner vie à qch; [+ place, event] → animer
to keep sth alive [+ hopes, dream, memory] → garder qch intact(e)
alive and well [dream, organization, phenomenon] → bien vivant(e)
alive and kicking [person, organization] → plein(e) de vie

alive

adj
pred (= living)lebendig, lebend attr; dead or alivetot oder lebendig; to be aliveleben; the greatest musician aliveder größte lebende Musiker; the wickedest man aliveder schlechteste Mensch auf der ganzen Welt; while alive he was always …zu seinen Lebzeiten war er immer; it’s good to be alivedas Leben ist schön; no man aliveniemand auf der ganzen Welt; to stay or keep aliveam Leben bleiben; to keep somebody/something alive (lit, fig)jdn/etw am Leben erhalten; to do something as well as anyone aliveetw so gut wie jeder andere können; to be alive and kicking (hum inf)gesund und munter sein; he’s been found alive and weller ist gesund und munter aufgefunden worden; he’s very much aliveer ist ausgesprochen lebendig; to eat somebody alive (fig inf)jdn in der Luft zerreißen; (Press) → über jdn herfallen; we were eaten alive by mosquitos (inf)wir wurden von Moskitos halb tot gestochen (inf)
(= lively)lebendig; to keep one’s mind alivegeistig rege bleiben; to come alive (= liven up)lebendig werden; (= prick up ears etc)wach werden; to bring something alive (story, character)etw lebendig werden lassen
pred (= aware) to be alive to somethingsich (dat)einer Sache (gen)bewusst sein; to be alive to certain possibilities/somebody’s interestsgewisse Möglichkeiten/jds Interessen im Auge haben
alive with (= full of)erfüllt von; to be alive with tourists/fish/insects etcvon Touristen/Fischen/Insekten etc wimmeln

alive

[əˈlaɪv] adj (living) → vivo/a, in vita, vivente (fig) (lively) → vivace, sveglio/a; (active) → attivo/a
to stay alive → sopravvivere
he was buried alive → è stato sepolto vivo
it's good to be alive → essere vivi è una bella cosa
he's the best footballer alive → è il miglior calciatore vivente or esistente
to keep a tradition alive → mantener viva or in vita una tradizione
to come alive (fig) → risvegliarsi, rianimarsi
to be alive with (insects) → brulicare or pullulare di
alive to (danger, honour) → conscio/a di

alive

(əˈlaiv) adjective
1. living and not dead. Queen Victoria was still alive in 1900.
2. full of activity. The town was alive with policemen on the day of the march.
alive to
aware of. He was alive to the dangers of the situation.

alive

حَيّ živý levende lebendig ζωντανός vivo elossa vivant živ vivo 生きている 살아 있는 levend levende żywy vivo живой levande มีชีวิตชีวา canlı còn sống 活着的

a·live

a. vivo-a, con vida;
vt.
to be ___estar ___.

alive

adj vivo, con vida
References in classic literature ?
If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now," said Jo, always ready with a plan.
It made him more alive, there in bed, than at any other time.
She was happy to be alive and breathing, when her whole being seemed to be one with the sunlight, the color, the odors, the luxuriant warmth of some perfect Southern day.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
Carr, alive only to the actual business that had brought him there, at once took possession of Fairfax, and began to disclose his plans for the working of the mine, occasionally halting to look at the work already done in the ditches, and to examine the field of his future operations.
But there was a story, for which it is difficult to conceive any foundation, that the posterity of Matthew Maule had some connection with the mystery of the looking-glass, and that, by what appears to have been a sort of mesmeric process, they could make its inner region all alive with the departed Pyncheons; not as they had shown themselves to the world, nor in their better and happier hours, but as doing over again some deed of sin, or in the crisis of life's bitterest sorrow.
The evolutions of the parade; the tumult of the battle; the flourish of old heroic music, heard thirty years before -- such scenes and sounds, perhaps, were all alive before his intellectual sense.
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
Then give me back my lonely farm Where none alive did wish me harm Dear home of youth!
All the ground was covered with grass of a wintry brown and out of it grew clumps of bushes which were surely rosebushes if they were alive.
I am as much alive as he can be who has fed on bread and water for three days, which seem three ages Yes, bread and water, Father Cedric