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Active — synonyms, active antonyms, definition

1. active (a)

99 synonyms
acting advancing agile alert alive animate animated applicable applied astute boisterous breathing bright brisk bustling busy competent dangerous dapper dashing • • •

2. active (Adjective)

3 synonyms
combat-ready fighting participating
6 antonyms
dormant extinct inactive passive quiet stative
14 definitions

active (Adjective) — (pathology) tending to become more severe or wider in scope. ex. "active tuberculosis"

active (Adjective) — (military) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations. ex. "on active duty"

active (Adjective) — Disposed to take action or effectuate change. ex. "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations" ex. "an active antagonism" ex. "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"

active (Adjective) — Taking part in an activity. ex. "an active member of the club" ex. "he was politically active"

active (Adjective) — Characterized by energetic activity. ex. "an active toddler" ex. "active as a gazelle" ex. "an active man is a man of action"

active (Adjective) — Exerting influence or producing a change or effect. ex. "an active ingredient"

active (Adjective) — Full of activity or engaged in continuous activity. ex. "an active seaport" ex. "an active bond market" ex. "an active account"

active (Adjective) — In operation. ex. "an active tradition"

active (Adjective) — (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions.

active (Adjective) — (grammar) expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor. ex. "Hemingway favours active constructions"

active (Adjective) — (grammar) expressing action rather than a state of being.

active (Adjective) — (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.

active (Adjective) — (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt. ex. "active volcanos"

active (Adjective) — Engaged in full-time work. ex. "active duty" ex. "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"

3 see also
action activeness activity
2 topics
vent volcano

3. active (Noun)

2 synonyms
active agent active voice
3 definitions

active (Noun) — Chemical agent capable of activity.

active (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. ex. "'The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"

active (Noun) — A person who is a participating member of an organization. ex. "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"

8 types of
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