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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alive  \A*live"\,  a.  [OE.  on  live,  AS  on  l[=i]fe  in  life; 
  l[=i]fe  being  dat.  of  l[=i]f  life.  See  {Life},  and  cf 
  {Live},  a.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  In  a  state  of  action  in  force  or  operation; 
  unextinguished  unexpired;  existent;  as  to  keep  the  fire 
  alive;  to  keep  the  affections  alive. 
 
  3.  Exhibiting  the  activity  and  motion  of  many  living  beings; 
  swarming;  thronged. 
 
  The  Boyne,  for  a  quarter  of  a  mile,  was  alive  with 
  muskets  and  green  boughs.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  Sprightly;  lively;  brisk.  --Richardson. 
 
  5.  Having  susceptibility;  easily  impressed;  having  lively 
  feelings,  as  opposed  to  apathy;  sensitive. 
 
  Tremblingly  alive  to  nature's  laws.  --Falconer. 
 
  6.  Of  all  living  (by  way  of  emphasis). 
 
  Northumberland  was  the  proudest  man  alive. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  Note:  Used  colloquially  as  an  intensive;  as  man  alive! 
 
  Note:  Alive  always  follows  the  noun  which  it  qualifies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alive 
  adj  1:  possessing  life;  "the  happiest  person  alive";  "the  nerve  is 
  alive";  "doctors  are  working  hard  to  keep  him  alive"; 
  "burned  alive"  [syn:  {alive(p)}]  [ant:  {dead}] 
  2:  (often  followed  by  `with')  full  of  life  and  spirit;  "she  was 
  wonderfully  alive  for  her  age";  "a  face  alive  with 
  mischief"  [syn:  {alive(p)}] 
  3:  having  life  or  vigor  or  spirit;  "an  animated  and  expressive 
  face";  "animated  conversation";  "became  very  animated  when 
  he  heard  the  good  news"  [syn:  {animated}]  [ant:  {unanimated}] 
  4:  (followed  by  `to'  or  `of')  aware  of  "is  alive  to  the  moods 
  of  others"  [syn:  {alive(p)}] 
  5:  in  operation;  "keep  hope  alive";  "the  tradition  was  still 
  alive";  "an  active  tradition"  [syn:  {active},  {alive(p)}] 
  6:  (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"  [syn:  {alert}, 
  {alive(p)},  {awake(p)}] 
  7:  capable  of  erupting;  "a  live  volcano";  "the  volcano  is  very 
  much  alive"  [syn:  {alive(p)},  {live(a)}] 




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