Alive
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. [1913 Webster]

2. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive. [1913 Webster]

3. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged. [1913 Webster]

The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. Sprightly; lively; brisk. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]

5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive. [1913 Webster]

Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. --Falconer. [1913 Webster]

6. Of all living (by way of emphasis). [1913 Webster]

Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

Note: Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive! [1913 Webster]

Note: Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies. [1913 Webster]


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