alive

[ uh-lahyv ]
/ əˈlaɪv /
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adjective

having life; living; existing; not dead or lifeless.
living (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive.
in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive.
full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother's more alive than most of her contemporaries.
having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with color.
Electricity. live2(def 17).

Idioms

Origin of alive

before 1000; Middle English; Old English on līfe in life; see a-1
Related formsa·live·ness, nounhalf-a·live, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aliveness

alive

/ (əˈlaɪv) /

adjective (postpositive)

Derived Formsaliveness, noun

Word Origin for alive

Old English on līfe in life
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Idioms and Phrases with aliveness

alive


In addition to the idioms beginning with alive

  • alive and kicking
  • alive to
  • alive with

also see:

  • come alive
  • eat someone alive
  • look alive
  • more dead than alive
  • skin alive
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