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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
alive (adjective)
1.
having life not dead or inanimate
2.
a) still in existence, force, or operation - active kept hope alive
b) still active in competition with a chance of victory - must win to stay alive in the playoffs
3.
knowing or realizing the existence of - sensitive alive to the danger
4.
marked by alertness, energy, or briskness - his face came alive at the mention of food
5.
marked by much life, animation, or activity - swarming streets alive with traffic
6.
- used as an intensive following the noun the proudest boy alive aware
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
alive (adjective)
1.
having or showing life
SYNONIMS:
animate, breathing, live, living, quick
RELATED WORDS:
active, animated, dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious; current, existent, existing, extant, going, prevailing, surviving; resurrected
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; reposing, resting; ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, zombielike; absent, extinct, fallen, finished, gone, lapsed, lost, nonexistent, perished, terminated, vanished, wiped out; barren, desert
asleep, breathless, cold, dead, deceased, defunct, departed, expired, inanimate, lifeless, nonliving
alive (adjective)
2.
marked by much life, movement, or activity
SYNONIMS:
aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, happening, hopping, humming, kinetic, lively, rousing, stirring, thriving, vibrant
RELATED WORDS:
abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, thronging
asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy
alive (adjective)
3.
being in effective operation
SYNONIMS:
alive, functional, functioning, going, live, living, on, operating, operational, operative, running, working
RELATED WORDS:
effective, effectual; employable, operable, usable ( useable), viable, workable; performing, producing, productive, serving, useful, yielding; astir, bustling, busy, dynamic, flourishing, humming, roaring, thriving
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deactivated, decommissioned; ineffective, ineffectual, useless; inoperable, unusable, unworkable; arrested, asleep, dormant, fallow, idle, inert, latent, lifeless, nonproductive, quiescent, sleepy, stagnating, unproductive, vegetating
broken, dead, inactive, inoperative, kaput ( kaputt), nonactivated, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating, nonoperational, nonoperative
alive (adjective)
4.
having being at the present time
SYNONIMS:
alive, around, existent, existing, living
RELATED WORDS:
active, busy, flourishing, functioning, operating, working
NEAR ANTONYMS:
defunct, destroyed, exterminated, kaput ( kaputt); departed, gone, lost; nonexistent; idle, inactive, inert
dead, extinct, nonextant
alive (adjective)
5.
having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind
SYNONIMS:
alive, apprehensive, aware, cognizant, mindful, sensible, sentient, ware, witting
RELATED WORDS:
alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, observant, open-eyed, regardful, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; hyperaware, hyperconscious
NEAR ANTONYMS:
careless, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, unguarded, unheeding, unwary
insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, unwitting
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