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lively


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lively  \Live"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  brisk,  active,  or  animated  manner;  briskly; 
  vigorously.  --Hayward. 
 
  2.  With  strong  resemblance  of  life.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  counterfeitest  most  lively.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lively  \Live"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Livelier};  superl.  {Liveliest}.] 
  [For  lifely.  Cf  {Lifelike}.] 
  1.  Endowed  with  or  manifesting  life;  living. 
 
  Chaplets  of  gold  and  silver  resembling  lively 
  flowers  and  leaves.  --Holland. 
 
  2.  Brisk;  vivacious;  active;  as  a  lively  youth. 
 
  But  wherefore  comes  old  Manoa  in  such  haste,  With 
  youthful  steps  ?  Much  livelier  than  erewhile  He 
  seems  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Gay;  airy;  animated;  spirited. 
 
  From  grave  to  gay,  from  lively  to  severe.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Representing  life;  lifelike.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  spied  the  lively  picture  of  my  father. 
  --Massinger. 
 
  5.  Bright;  vivid;  glowing;  strong;  vigorous. 
 
  The  colors  of  the  prism  are  manifestly  more  full, 
  intense,  and  lively  that  those  of  natural  bodies. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  His  faith  must  be  not  only  living,  but  lively  too 
  --South. 
 
  {Lively  stones}  (Script.),  saints,  as  being  quickened  by  the 
  Spirit,  and  active  in  holiness. 
 
  Syn:  Brisk;  vigorous;  quick;  nimble;  smart;  active;  alert; 
  sprightly;  animated;  spirited;  prompt;  earnest;  strong; 
  energetic;  vivid;  vivacious;  blithe;  gleeful;  airy;  gay; 
  jocund. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lively 
  adj  1:  full  of  life  and  energy;  "a  lively  discussion";  "lively  and 
  attractive  parents";  "a  lively  party"  [ant:  {dull}] 
  2:  full  of  zest  or  vigor;  "a  racy  literary  style"  [syn:  {racy}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {brisk},  {merry}, 
  {rattling},  {snappy},  {spanking},  {zippy}] 
  4:  rebounds  readily;  "clean  bouncy  hair";  "a  lively  tennis 
  ball";  "as  resiliant  as  seasoned  hickory";  "springy  turf" 
  [syn:  {bouncy},  {live},  {resilient},  {springy},  {whippy}] 
  5:  filled  with  events  or  activity;  "a  lively  period  in  history" 
  6:  full  of  spirit;  "a  vital  and  charismatic  leader";  "this 
  whole  vital  world"  [syn:  {full  of  life},  {vital}] 
  7:  characterized  by  energetic  activity;  "a  lively  baby" 




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