alive

If you're alive, you're living — in other words, you're not dead. If your apple tree blooms in the spring, you'll know it's still alive after the long, cold winter.

Living things are alive — people, animals, plants — but things can be alive figuratively as well. You might, for example, talk about keeping optimism alive or keeping the school music program alive. The word is often used to mean "spirited" or "full of energy," too, as when a birthday party comes alive just as the magician and the pony arrive. Alive comes from the Old English phrase on life, "in living" or "in life."

Definitions of alive
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adj possessing life

“the happiest person alive
“the nerve is alive
“doctors are working hard to keep him alive
“burned alive
Synonyms:
live
liveborn
(of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth; not stillborn
viable
capable of life or normal growth and development
vital
manifesting or characteristic of life
animate
endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
Antonyms:
dead
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
asleep, at peace, at rest, deceased, departed, gone
dead
assassinated
murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
bloodless, exsanguine, exsanguinous
destitute of blood or apparently so
brain dead
having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram
breathless, inanimate, pulseless
appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
cold
lacking the warmth of life
d.o.a.
abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room
deathlike, deathly
having the physical appearance of death
defunct
having ceased to exist or live
doomed
marked for certain death
executed
put to death as punishment
fallen
killed in battle
late
having died recently
exanimate, lifeless
deprived of life; no longer living
murdered
killed unlawfully
nonviable
not capable of living or developing successfully
slain
killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"
stillborn
(of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn
stone-dead
as lifeless as a stone
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adj having life or vigor or spirit

Synonyms:
animated
enlivened, spirited
made lively or spirited
full of life, lively, vital
full of spirit
reanimated, revived
given fresh life or vigor or spirit
Antonyms:
unanimated
not animated or enlivened; dull
lifeless
lacking animation or excitement or activity
wan
lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
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adj (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

“she was wonderfully alive for her age”
“a face alive with mischief”
Synonyms:
lively
full of life and energy

adj mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

alive to what is going on”
Synonyms:
alert, awake
aware, cognisant, cognizant
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

adj (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

“is alive to the moods of others”
Synonyms:
sensitive
being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

adj in operation

“keep hope alive
“the tradition was still alive
Synonyms:
active
existent, existing
having existence or being or actuality

adj capable of erupting

“the volcano is very much alive
Synonyms:
live
active
(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

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