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Definition 1: a person who is a participating member of an organization - [noun denoting person]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees

(active is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 2: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active is a kind of ...) (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Definition 3: chemical agent capable of activity - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active is a kind of ...) an agent that produces chemical reactions

Definition 4: (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 5: characterized by energetic activity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an active toddler
  • active as a gazelle
  • an active man is a man of action

(active is similar to ...) more active than normal

"a hyperactive child"

(active is similar to ...) on the move

"up and about" "the whole town was astir over the incident"

(active is similar to ...) vigorously active

"an acrobatic dance" "an athletic child" "athletic playing" "gymnastic exercises"

(active is similar to ...) moving quickly and lightly

"sleek and agile as a gymnast" "as nimble as a deer" "nimble fingers" "quick of foot" "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

(active is similar to ...) marked by excited activity

"a hot week on the stock market"

(active is similar to ...) (of a person) very busy and active

"is always on the go"

(active is similar to ...) appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport

(means also ...) full of life and energy

"a lively discussion" "lively and attractive parents" "a lively party"

(means also ...) possessing or exerting or displaying energy

"an energetic fund raiser for the college" "an energetic group of hikers" "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

(... are attributes of active) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

"the level of activity declines with age"

Definition 6: tending to become more severe or wider in scope - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • active tuberculosis

(active is similar to ...) advancing in severity

"progressive paralysis"

(active belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 7: disposed to take action or effectuate change - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations
  • an active antagonism
  • he was active in drawing attention to their grievances

(active is similar to ...) advocating or engaged in activism

(active is similar to ...) involving active participation

"he's a hands-on manager" "hands-on operations"

(active is similar to ...) (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

(... are attributes of active) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

"the level of activity declines with age"

Definition 8: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • active volcanos

(active is similar to ...) actively spewing out lava

"a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring"

(... are attributes of active) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

(active belongs to category ...) a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Definition 9: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting - [adjective denoting all]

(active is similar to ...) capable of erupting

"a live volcano" "the volcano is very much alive"

(means also ...) exerting force or containing energy

"live coals" "tossed a live cigarette out the window" "got a shock from a live wire" "live ore is unmined ore" "a live bomb" "a live ball is one in play"

Definition 10: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an active seaport
  • an active bond market
  • an active account

(active is similar to ...) very active

"doing a brisk business"

(active is similar to ...) full of energetic and noisy activity

"a bustling city"

(active is similar to ...) crowded with or characterized by much activity

"a very busy week" "a busy life" "a busy street" "a busy seaport"

(active is similar to ...) in full operation

"a going concern"

(active is similar to ...) ready for business

"the stores are open"

(active is similar to ...) (of movements) light and confidently active

"he walked away with a springy step"

Definition 11: exerting influence or producing a change or effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an active ingredient

(active is similar to ...) rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive

(active is similar to ...) opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action

(active is similar to ...) capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid; used especially of detergents

Definition 12: engaged in full-time work - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • active duty
  • though past retirement age he is still active in his profession

(active is similar to ...) (military) set up and placed on active assignment

"a newly activated unit"

Definition 13: expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hemingway favors active constructions

(active belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 14: (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions - [adjective denoting all]

(active belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 15: in operation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep hope alive
  • the tradition was still alive
  • an active tradition

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active is similar to ...) having existence or being or actuality

"an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient" "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"

Definition 16: taking part in an activity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an active member of the club
  • he was politically active
  • the participating organizations

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active is similar to ...) connected by participation or association or use

"we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved" "the problems involved" "the involved muscles" "I don't want to get involved" "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"

Definition 17: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where active or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on active duty
  • the platoon is combat-ready
  • review the fighting forces

Synonyms for active in the sense of this definition

(active is similar to ...) (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

(active belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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