Alive Definition

ə-līv
adjective
Having life; living.
Webster's New World
In existence or operation; active.
Keep your hopes alive.
American Heritage
In existence, operation, etc.; unextinguished.
To keep old memories alive.
Webster's New World
Full of living or moving things; abounding.
A pool alive with trout.
American Heritage
Lively; alert.
Webster's New World
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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Alive

  • alive to
  • alive to
  • alive with

Origin of Alive

  • Middle English a- in a specified state a–2 live life (from Old English līf life)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English on live, on līfe (“in life”); līfe, dative of līf (“life”)

    From Wiktionary

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