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

 live·ly /ˈlaɪvli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Live·ly a. [Compar. Livelier superl. Liveliest.]
 1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
    Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves.   --Holland.
 2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
 But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste,
 With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile
 He seems.   --Milton.
 3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
    From grave to gay, from lively to severe.   --Pope.
 4. Representing life; lifelike. [Obs.]
    I spied the lively picture of my father.   --Massinger.
 5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
    The colors of the prism are manifestly more full, intense, and lively that those of natural bodies.   --Sir I. Newton.
    His faith must be not only living, but lively too.   --South.
 Lively stones Script., saints, as being quickened by the Spirit, and active in holiness.
 Syn: -- Brisk; vigorous; quick; nimble; smart; active; alert; sprightly; animated; spirited; prompt; earnest; strong; energetic; vivid; vivacious; blithe; gleeful; airy; gay; jocund.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Live·ly, adv.
 1. In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
 2. With strong resemblance of life. [Obs.]
    Thou counterfeitest most lively.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and
             attractive parents"; "a lively party" [ant: dull]
      2: full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style" [syn: racy]
      3: quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively
         gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a
         snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, merry,
         rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy]
      4: rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis
         ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
         [syn: bouncy, live, resilient, springy, whippy]
      5: filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history"
      6: full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and
         charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world" [syn: full
         of life, vital]
      7: characterized by energetic activity; "a lively baby"
      [also: liveliest, livelier]