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active definition

[ 'æktiv ]   Pronunciation:
plural: actives   
Synonyms of "active"Use "active" in a sentence
  • characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"

  • engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"

  • full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

  • tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"

  • disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"

  • (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"

  • (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

  • (used of verbs (e.g. `to run'') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running'' in `running water'')) expressing action rather than a state of being
    Synonyms: dynamic,

  • expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"

  • exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"

  • (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

  • Adjective
  • in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
    Synonyms: alive,

  • taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"
    Synonyms: participating,

  • engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"
    Synonyms: combat-ready, fighting,

  • Noun
  • a person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"

  • the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball'' uses the active voice"
    Synonyms: active voice,

  • chemical agent capable of activity
    Synonyms: active agent,

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