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alive

adjective

1 alive

Possessing life:
— The happiest person alive.
— The nerve is alive.
— Doctors are working hard to keep him alive.
— Burned alive.

synonym: live.



2 alive

often followed by `with' Full of life and spirit.

3 alive

Having life or vigor or spirit.

synonym: animated.

Roget 359: living, alive; in life, in the flesh, in the land of the living; on this side of the grave, above ground, breathing, quick, animated; animative; lively etc. (active) ... show more

4 alive

followed by `to' or `of' Aware of.

5 alive

In operation:
— Keep hope alive.
— The tradition was still alive.

synonym: active.

6 alive

Mentally perceptive and responsive:
— Alive to what is going on.

synonyms: alert, awake.

Roget 682: active, brisk, brisk as a lark, brisk as a bee; lively, animated, vivacious; alive, alive and kicking; frisky, spirited, stirring.    nimble, nimble as a squirrel; ... show more

Roget 498: intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, ... show more

7 alive

Capable of erupting:
— The volcano is very much alive.

synonym: live.


Moby thesaurus: abounding, aboveground, active, activist, activistic, agile, alert, alive and kicking, alive to, alive with, among the living, animate, animated, apprehensive, around, astir, attentive, au courant, awake, aware of ... show more.

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