Alive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈlaɪv|  American pronunciation of the word alive
Brit.  |əˈlʌɪv|  British pronunciation of the word alive

adjective

- (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

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

- (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

is alive to the moods of others

- in operation(syn: active)

keep hope alive
the tradition was still alive

- mentally perceptive and responsive(syn: alert, awake)

alive to what is going on

- capable of erupting(syn: live)

the volcano is very much alive

Examples

It feels great to be alive.

The patient was barely alive.

The sheriff was ordered to find the killer and bring him back alive.

He managed to stay alive for a week without any food.

The patient is being kept alive by artificial means.

an old tradition that is still alive

We need to keep hope alive.

The team needs to win tonight in order to stay alive in the play-offs.

I love to sail because it makes me feel so alive.

The hotel was all alive with elderly ladies.

It was a bad accident - they're lucky to be alive.

My grandparents are still alive.

We stayed alive by eating berries.

He was kept alive on a life-support machine.

Apparently he's alive and well and living in Brazil.

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