HyperDic: active

English > 17 senses of the word active:
ADJECTIVEallactivetending to become more severe or wider in scope
allactive, combat-ready, fightingengaged in or ready for military or naval operations
allactivedisposed to take action or effectuate change
allactive, participatingtaking part in an activity
allactivecharacterized by energetic / energetic activity
allactiveexerting influence or producing a change or effect
allactivefull of activity or engaged in continuous activity
allactive, alivein operation
allactive(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
allactiveexpressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor
allactive, dynamic(used of verbs (e.g. 'to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. 'running' in 'running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
allactive(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
allactive(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
allactiveengaged in full-time work
NOUNsubstanceactive, active agentchemical agent capable of activity
relationactive, active voicethe voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
person activea person who is a participating member of an organization
active > pronunciation
Soundsae'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending to become more severe or wider in scope.
Example"active tuberculosis"
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
NarrowerprogressiveAdvancing in severity
Oppositeinactive(pathology) not progressing or increasing
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivenessthe state of being active
activityan organic process that takes place in the body
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEngaged in or ready for military or naval operations.
Example"on active duty"
Synonymscombat-ready, fighting
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderoperational(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivity, activenessthe state of being active
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdisposed to take action or effectuate change.
Examples
  • "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"
  • "an active antagonism"
  • "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"
Attribute ofactiveness, activityThe trait of being active
Narroweractivist, activisticadvocating or engaged in activism
hands-onInvolving active participation
proactive(of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen / happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens / happens
Oppositepassive, inactivelacking in energy or will
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivea person who is a participating member of an organization
activenessthe state of being active
activitythe trait of being active
Adverbsactivelyin an active / active manner
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 4
Meaningtaking part in an activity.
Examples
  • "an active member of the club"
  • "he was politically active"
Synonymparticipating
BroaderinvolvedConnected by participation or association or use
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivea person who is a participating member of an organization
activenessthe state of being active
activityany specific behavior
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacterized by energetic / energetic activity.
Examples
  • "an active toddler"
  • "active as a gazelle"
  • "an active man is a man of action"
Attribute ofactiveness, activityThe trait of being active
Narrowerabout, astirOn the move
acrobatic, athletic, gymnasticvigorously active
agile, nimble, quick, sprymoving quickly and lightly
hotmarked by excited activity
hyperactive, overactiveMore active than normal
on the go(of a person) very busy and active
sportyAppropriate for sport or engagement in a sport
See alsoenergeticpossessing or exerting or displaying energy
livelyfull of life and energy
Oppositeinactivenot active physically or mentally
Catalanactiu, dinàmic
Spanishactivo, dinámico
Nounsactiveness, activitythe trait of being active
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 6
MeaningExerting influence or producing a change or effect.
Example"an active ingredient"
NarroweractivatedRendered active
counteractiveOpposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
surface-activecapable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid / liquid
Oppositeinactivenot exerting influence or change
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivechemical agent capable of activity
activenessthe state of being active
activity(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 7
MeaningFull of activity or engaged in continuous activity.
Examples
  • "an active seaport"
  • "an active bond market"
  • "an active account"
NarrowerbriskVery active
bustlingFull of energetic / energetic and noisy activity
busycrowded with or characterized by much activity
goingIn full operation
openReady for business
springy(of movements) light and confidently active
Oppositeinactivelacking activity
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactiveness, activitythe trait of being active
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 8
MeaningIn operation.
Example "an active tradition"
Synonymalive
Broaderexistent, existingHaving existence or being or actuality
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivenessthe state of being active
activityany specific behavior
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 9
Meaning(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
OppositequietOf the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
Nounsactivenessthe state of being active
activitya process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 10
MeaningExpressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions".
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
OppositepassiveExpressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
Catalanactiva
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 11
Meaning(used of verbs (e.g. 'to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. 'running' in 'running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being.
Synonymdynamic
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Oppositestative(used of verbs (e.g. 'be' or 'own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 12
Meaning(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.
Narroweralive, livecapable of erupting
See alsoliveExerting force or containing energy
Oppositeextinct(of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 13
Meaning(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt.
Example"active volcanos"
Categoryvent, volcanoA fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
Attribute ofaction, activity, activenessThe state of being active
Narrowereruptiveactively spewing out lava
See alsoliveExerting force or containing energy
Oppositedormant, inactive(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivenessthe state of being active
activitya process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
English > active: 17 senses > adjective 14
MeaningEngaged in full-time work.
Examples
  • "active duty"
  • "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
Narroweractivated(military) set up and placed on active assignment
Oppositeinactivenot engaged in full-time work
Catalanactiu
Spanishactivo
Nounsactivity, activenessthe state of being active
English > active: 17 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningchemical agent capable of activity.
Synonymactive agent
Broaderchemical agentAn agent that produces chemical reactions
Adjectivesactiveexerting influence or producing a change or effect
English > active: 17 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb.
Example"'The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"
Synonymactive voice
Broadervoice(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
Oppositepassive voice, passiveThe voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
English > active: 17 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who is a participating member of an organization.
Example"the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Adjectivesactivedisposed to take action or effectuate change
activetaking part in an activity
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