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    active - Dictionary definition and meaning for word active

    Definition
    (noun) chemical agent capable of activity
    Synonyms : active agent
    Definition
    (noun) the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    Synonyms : active voice
    Example Sentence
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice
    Definition
    (noun) a person who is a participating member of an organization
    Example Sentence
    • the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees
    Definition
    (adj) tending to become more severe or wider in scope
    Example Sentence
    • active tuberculosis
    Definition
    (adj) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
    Synonyms : combat-ready , fighting
    Example Sentence
    • on active duty
    • the platoon is combat-ready
    • review the fighting forces
    Definition
    (adj) disposed to take action or effectuate change
    Example Sentence
    • a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations
    • an active antagonism
    • he was active in drawing attention to their grievances
    Definition
    (adj) taking part in an activity
    Synonyms : participating
    Example Sentence
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by energetic activity
    Example Sentence
    • an active toddler
    • active as a gazelle
    • an active man is a man of action
    Definition
    (adj) exerting influence or producing a change or effect
    Example Sentence
    • an active ingredient
    Definition
    (adj) full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
    Example Sentence
    • an active seaport
    • an active bond market
    • an active account
    Definition
    (adj) in operation
    Synonyms : alive
    Example Sentence
    • keep hope alive
    • the tradition was still alive
    • an active tradition
    Definition
    (adj) (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions Definition
    (adj) expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:
    Example Sentence
    • Hemingway favors active constructions
    Definition
    (adj) (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
    Definition
    (adj) (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting Definition
    (adj) (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
    Example Sentence
    • active volcanos
    Definition
    (adj) engaged in full-time work
    Example Sentence
    • active duty
    • though past retirement age he is still active in his profession
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