1. [ adjective ] possessing life

"the happiest person alive" "the nerve is alive" "doctors are working hard to keep him alive" "burned alive"

Related terms: dead live liveborn viable vital animate animation animation
2. [ adjective ] (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

"she was wonderfully alive for her age" "a face alive with mischief"

Related terms: lively
3. [ adjective ] (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive
Synonyms: awake alert

"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"

Related terms: aware
4. [ adjective ] having life or vigor or spirit
Synonyms: animated

"an animated and expressive face" "animated conversation" "became very animated when he heard the good news"

Related terms: unanimated full_of_life reanimated enlivened
5. [ adjective ] in operation
Synonyms: active

"keep hope alive" "the tradition was still alive" "an active tradition"

Related terms: existent
6. [ adjective ] (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

"is alive to the moods of others"

Related terms: sensitive
7. [ adjective ] capable of erupting
Synonyms: live

"a live volcano" "the volcano is very much alive"

Related terms: active
Similar spelling:   Alvey