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Definition of "alive" []

  • Having life; living. See Synonyms at living. (adjective)
  • In existence or operation; active: keep your hopes alive. (adjective)
  • Full of living or moving things; abounding: a pool alive with trout. (adjective)
  • Full of activity or animation; lively: a face alive with mischief. (adjective)
  • Alive to Aware of; sensitive to: alive to the moods of others. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alive" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, he was alive ... impossible as it seemed, he was _alive_!"
  • "Why did he not first make him alive; and then after he found out that he _was alive_, and stirring round in the grave, call to him and tell him to come out of that dark place?"
  • "Finally, plainly aware that the dam might well keep his name alive for posterity long after all other memories of his ill-starred presidency had faded, he closed with what was certainly a heartfelt request: “I hope to be present at its final completion as a bystander.”"