alive /əˈlaɪv/ 形容詞
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.
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,
7: capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very
much alive" [syn: alive(p), live(a)]