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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Alive


ALI'VE, adjective

1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions, and the fluids move, whether in animals or vegetables; as, the man or plant is alive

2. In a state of action; unextinguished; undestroyed; unexpired; in force or operation; as, keep the process alive

3. Cheerful; sprightly; lively; full of alacrity; as, the company were all alive

4. Susceptible; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as when the mind is solicitous about some event; as, one is alive to whatever is interesting to a friend.

5. Exhibiting motion or moving bodies in great numbers.

The city was all alive when the General entered.

6. In a scriptural sense, regenerated; born again.

For this my son was dead and is alive Luke 15:24.

[This adjective always follows the noun which it qualifies.]