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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 alive /əˈlaɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 alive /əˈlaɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·live a.
 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; as, 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.   --Macaulay.
 4. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
 5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
    Tremblingly alive to nature's laws.   --Falconer.
 6. Of all living (by way of emphasis).
    Northumberland was the proudest man alive.   --Clarendon.
 Note: Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive!
 Note:Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is
             alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive";
             "burned alive" [syn: alive(p)] [ant: dead]
      2: (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; "she was
         wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with
         mischief" [syn: alive(p)]
      3: having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive
         face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when
         he heard the good news" [syn: animated] [ant: unanimated]
      4: (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; "is alive to the moods
         of others" [syn: alive(p)]
      5: in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still
         alive"; "an active tradition" [syn: active, alive(p)]
      6: (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally
         perceptive; "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" [syn: alert,
          alive(p), awake(p)]
      7: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very
         much alive" [syn: alive(p), live(a)]