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live·ly

 (līv′lē)
adj. live·li·er, live·li·est
1.
a. Full of energy or alertness; vigorous or animated: a lively baby; lively eyes.
b. Characterized by much activity or excitement: "You would have ... indulged in the rides, games and fast food on the lively boardwalks" (Sarah Milstein). See Synonyms at active.
2.
a. Quick-paced: a lively tune.
b. Full of flavor or spice: a lively sauce.
c. Stimulating and invigorating: a lively breeze.
3. Rebounding readily upon impact; resilient: a lively tennis ball.
adv.
With energy or vigor; briskly: Step lively!

[Middle English lifli, from Old English līflīc, from līf, life; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

live′li·ly adv.
live′li·ness n.

lively

(ˈlaɪvlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. full of life or vigour
2. vivacious or animated, esp when in company
3. busy; eventful
4. characterized by mental or emotional intensity; vivid
5. having a striking effect on the mind or senses
6. refreshing: a lively breeze.
7. springy or bouncy or encouraging springiness: a lively ball.
8. (Nautical Terms) (of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
adv
9. in a brisk manner: step lively.
10. look lively (interjection) make haste
ˈliveliness n

live•ly

(ˈlaɪv li)

adj.andadv. -li•er, -li•est. adj.
1. full or suggestive of life or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk: a lively discussion.
2. animated; spirited, vivacious, or sprightly: a lively tune; a lively wit.
3. eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.
4. bustling with activity; astir: The marketplace was lively with vendors.
5. strong, keen, or distinct; vivid: a lively recollection.
6. striking, telling, or effective, as an expression or instance.
7. vivid or bright, as color or light: a lively pink.
8. sparkling, as wines.
9. fresh or invigorating, as air: a lively breeze.
10. rebounding quickly; resilient: a lively tennis ball.
adv.
11. with briskness, vigor, or animation; briskly: to step lively.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English līflīc vital]
live′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
animated, alive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
rested - not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
2.lively - full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
3.lively - quick and energeticlively - quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
4.lively - elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
5.lively - filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history"
eventful - full of events or incidents; "the most exhausting and eventful day of my life"
6.lively - full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
animated, alive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

lively

adjective
2. busy, crowded, stirring, buzzing, bustling, moving, eventful lively streets full of bars and cafés
busy slow, dull
3. vivid, strong, striking, bright, exciting, stimulating, bold, colourful, refreshing, forceful, racy, invigorating toys made with bright and lively colours
vivid dull
4. enthusiastic, strong, keen, stimulating, eager, formidable, vigorous, animated, weighty The newspapers showed a lively interest in European developments.

lively

adjective
1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
2. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
Translations
حَيَوي، مُفْعَم بالحَياهنَشيِطٌ
energickýříznýživý
livliglevende
eloisa
živahan
élénkeleven
líflegur, fjörugur
元気のよい
활기찬
živahen
livlig
มีชีวิตชีวา
sống động

lively

[ˈlaɪvlɪ] ADJ (livelier (compar) (liveliest (superl)))
1. (gen) [person, personality] → vivaz, alegre; [atmosphere, conversation, party, town] → animado; [bar, street, market] → animado, bullicioso; [dog] → juguetón; [tune] → alegre; [performance] → enérgico
things are a little livelier in Junela cosa se anima más en junio
2. (= heated) [debate, discussion] → animado
the meeting promises to be a lively affairla reunión promete ser animada
things were getting quite livelyel ambiente se estaba caldeando
3. (= fast) [pace, speed] → rápido
look lively!¡espabila!
4. (= keen) [mind] → vivaz, inquieto; [imagination] → vivo; [sense of humour] → agudo
she took a lively interest in everythingponía un gran interés en todo
5. (= vivid) [description, account, style] → vivo, vívido

lively

[ˈlaɪvli] adj
[person] → vif(vive)
She's got a lively personality
BUT Elle est pleine de vitalité.
[event, discussion] → animé(e)
It was a lively party → C'était une soirée animée.
to take a lively interest in sth → s'intéresser vivement à qch
liven up
[ˌlaɪvənˈʌp]
vt sep
[+ room] → égayer
[+ discussion, evening] → animer
[+ person] → animer
vi (= become more animated) [person, area, restaurant] → s'animer

lively

adj (+er)lebhaft; scene, account, sense of humourlebendig; campaigndynamisch; paceflott; mindwach, aufgeweckt; imaginationlebendig, blühend; tuneschwungvoll; things are getting livelyes geht hoch her (inf); at 8 things will start to get livelyum 8 wird es dann lebhafter; we had a lively timees war viel los (inf); he’s having a lively time of it in his new jobin seiner neuen Stelle kann er sich über Langeweile nicht beklagen; look lively! (= speed up)mach schnell!, ein bisschen lebhaft, bitte!

lively

[ˈlaɪvlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → vivace, vivo/a; (imagination) → fervido/a; (conversation, argument) → animato/a; (interest) → vivo/a; (party, scene) → movimentato/a; (pace) → sostenuto/a
things are getting lively → l'ambiente or l'atmosfera comincia a scaldarsi

live2

(laiv) adjective
1. having life; not dead. a live mouse.
2. (of a radio or television broadcast etc) heard or seen as the event takes place; not recorded. I watched a live performance of my favourite opera on television; Was the performance live or recorded?
3. full of energy, and capable of becoming active. a live bomb
4. burning. a live coal.
adverb
(of a radio or television broadcast etc) as the event takes place. The competition will be broadcast live.
ˈlively adjective
active; full of life, high spirits or movement. She took a lively interest in us; The music is bright and lively.
ˈliveliness noun
ˈlivestock noun
domestic animals, especially horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs.
live wire
1. a wire charged with electricity.
2. a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm. He is very quiet, but his sister is a real live wire.

lively

نَشيِطٌ energický livlig lebhaft ζωηρός animado eloisa animé živahan animato 元気のよい 활기찬 levendig livlig pełen życia animado деятельный livlig มีชีวิตชีวา canlı sống động 活泼的

lively

a. vivo-a; vivaracho-a, animado-a.
References in classic literature ?
It was a cheerful, hopeful letter, full of lively descriptions of camp life, marches, and military news, and only at the end did the writer's heart over-flow with fatherly love and longing for the little girls at home.
With calm eyes he watched the gesticulating lively figures of his com- panions.
He looked lively and ferocious, I thought, and as if he had a history.
He was eager to be gone, as he looked forward to a lively week in Carondelet Street.
As the thoughts of those who are in misery seldom slumber, and the invention is never more lively than when it is stimulated by hope, however feeble and remote, he had even imagined that the parental feelings of Munro were to be made instrumental in seducing him from his duty to the king.
He's a lively chief mate, that; good man, and a pious; but all alive now, I must turn to.
That lively cry upon this deadly calm might almost convert a better man.
I passed the line around one of them right on the edge of the cut bank, but there was a stiff current, and the raft come boom- ing down so lively she tore it out by the roots and away she went.
So they "went it lively," panting and perspiring with the work.
I say nothing of which I am ashamed," replied he, with lively impudence.
Willoughby was a young man of good abilities, quick imagination, lively spirits, and open, affectionate manners.
Faith," muttered Passepartout, somewhat flurried, "I've seen people at Madame Tussaud's as lively as my new master