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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·tive a.
 1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
 2. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
    Active and nervous was his gait.   --Wordsworth.
 3. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
 4. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
 5. Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
 6. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
 7. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
 8. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.
 9. Gram. (a) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.  (b) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive. (c) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
 Active capital, Active wealth, money, or property that may readily be converted into money.
 Syn: -- Agile; alert; brisk; vigorous; nimble; lively; quick; sprightly; prompt; energetic.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wealth n.
 1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good.  [Obs.] “Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.”
 2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
    I have little wealth to lose.   --Shak.
    Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.   --Dryden.
    Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing else.   --F. A. Walker.
 3. Econ. (a) In the private sense, all property which has a money value. (b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material objects, which have economic utility. (c)  Those energies, faculties, and habits directly contributing to make people industrially efficient; in this sense, specifically called personal wealth.
 Active wealth. See under Active.
 Syn: -- Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.