• (America) IPA: /əˈlaɪv/


  1. Having life; living; not dead
    As long as the plant is alive, he will continue to water it.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Rev 1:18 ↗:
      I am hee that liueth, and was dead : and behold, I am aliue foꝛ euermoꝛe,Amen,and haue the keyes of hell and of death.
  2. In a state of action; in force or operation; existent
    to keep the fire alive
    to keep the affections alive
  3. Busy with activity of many living beings; swarming; thronged; busy.
    Although quite dull during the day, the main street comes alive at night, with many bars and clubs opening.
  4. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  6. (as an intensifier) out of all living creatures.
  7. (computer programming) Synonym of live#English|live
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