- the active voice.
- a form or construction in the active voice.
Origin of active
Synonyms for active
Antonyms for active
Examples from the Web for semi-active
Historical Examples of semi-active
For some years, however, scientists will continue to class it as semi-active.
The crater of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii is still in a semi-active condition.Under the Southern Cross
Maturin M. Ballou
The U.39 was in that buzzing and semi-active condition which to a trained eye is a sure indication that the ship is about to sail.Diary of a U-Boat Commander
One at least of the giant band, Lassen Peak, is semi-active to-day.
- producing or being used to produce profit, esp in the form of interestactive balances
- of or denoting stocks or shares that have been actively bought and sold as recorded in the Official List of the London Stock Exchange
- containing a source of poweran active network
- capable of amplifying a signal or controlling some functionan active component; an active communication satellite
- the active voice
- an active verb
Word Origin for active
mid-14c., "given to worldly activity" (opposed to contemplative or monastic), from Old French actif (12c.) or directly from Latin activus, from actus (see act (n.)). As "capable of acting" (opposed to passive), from late 14c. Meaning "energetic, lively" is from 1590s; that of "working, effective, in operation" is from 1640s. Active voice is recorded from 1765 (grammatical use of active dates from mid-15c.).