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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).
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Idioms about alive

Origin of alive

before 1000; Middle English; Old English on līfe in life; see a-1

OTHER WORDS FROM alive

a·live·ness, nounhalf-a·live, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alive

alive
/ (əˈlaɪv) /

adjective (postpositive)

Derived forms of alive

aliveness, noun

Word Origin for alive

Old English on līfe in life
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