Term:active

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OVERVIEW OF NOUN ACTIVE

1) active agent, active: chemical agent capable of activity

2) active voice, active: 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

3) active: a person devoted to the active life

OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE ACTIVE

1) active: tending to become more severe or wider in scope; “active tuberculosis”

2) active, combat-ready, fighting: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; “on active duty”; “the platoon is combat-ready”; “review the fighting forces”

3) active: 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”

4) active, participating: taking part in an activity; “an active member of the club”; “he was politically active”; “the participating organizations”

5) active: characterized by energetic activity; “an active toddler”; “active as a gazelle”; “an active man is a man of action

6) active: exerting influence or producing a change or effect; “an active ingredient”

7) active: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; “an active seaport”; “an active bond market”; “an active account

8) active, alive: in operation; “keep hope alive”; “the tradition was still alive”; “an active tradition”

9) active: of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions

10) active: expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: “Hemingway favors active constructions”

11) active, dynamic: expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run’) and participial adjectives (e.g. `running’ in `running water’)

12) active: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

13) active: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; “active volcanos”

14) active: engaged in full-time work; “active duty”; “though past retirement age he is still active in his profession

noun active has 3 sense(s) (first 1 from tagged texts)


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