Definition of alive

1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
2. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
To keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
3. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
4. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- William Falconer.
6. As intensifier, of all living.
Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.
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Everything was very green, very alive,full of forests and cows, that produce some of the best milk in Europe.
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Everything was very green, very alive, full of forests and cows, that produce some of the best milk in Europe.
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and still as she listened, or seemed to listen, the whole place around her became alive with the strange creatures of her little sister’s dream.
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“The poor wretch,” murmured Passepartout, “to be burned alive!”
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Gerda called out to them for assistance: she thought they were alive. Naturally, they did not budge.
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He showed his beautiful head, which was surrounded by a bright aura. His face was alive with joy and surprise, and he smiled to the left and right.
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He is still alive, and the conduct of his daughter would be as shameful to him as it is to me.
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I would do anything to get him back to Europe alive! replied Fix simply, in a tone that betrayed an implacable will.
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I had no idea who my parents were or whether they were even still alive.
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"Ah, my goodness," she said, "is it possible that my poor children, whom he has gulped down for his supper, can still be alive?"
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