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Definition 1: possessing life - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the happiest person alive
  • the nerve is alive
  • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
  • burned alive
  • a live canary

Synonyms for alive in the sense of this definition

(alive is similar to ...) (of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth; not stillborn

"a liveborn baby"

(alive is similar to ...) capable of life or normal growth and development

"viable seeds" "a viable fetus"

(alive is similar to ...) manifesting or characteristic of life

"a vital, living organism" "vital signs"

(means also ...) endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

"we are animate beings"

(... are attributes of alive) the property of being able to survive and grow

"the vitality of a seed"

(... are attributes of alive) the condition of living or the state of being alive

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Definition 2: having life or vigor or spirit - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • an animated and expressive face
  • animated conversation
  • became very animated when he heard the good news

Synonyms for alive in the sense of this definition

(alive is similar to ...) made lively or spirited

"a meal enlivened by the music" "a spirited debate"

(alive is similar to ...) full of spirit; full of life

"a dynamic full of life woman" "a vital and charismatic leader" "this whole lively world"

(alive is similar to ...) given fresh life or vigor or spirit

"stirred by revived hopes"

Definition 3: capable of erupting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a live volcano
  • the volcano is very much alive

Synonyms for alive in the sense of this definition

(alive is similar to ...) (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

Definition 4: mentally perceptive and responsive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an alert mind
  • alert to the problems
  • alive to what is going on
  • awake to the dangers of her situation
  • was now awake to the reality of his predicament

Synonyms for alive in the sense of this definition

(alive is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

Definition 5: in operation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for alive in the sense of this definition

(alive 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 6: (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • she was wonderfully alive for her age
  • a face alive with mischief

(alive is similar to ...) full of life and energy

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

Definition 7: (followed by `to' or `of') aware of - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • is alive to the moods of others

(alive is similar to ...) being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

"sensitive to the local community and its needs"

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