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Definitions of active:
  • noun:   a person devoted to the active life
  • 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
    Example: "`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"
  • noun:   chemical agent capable of activity
  • adjective:   taking part in an activity
    Example: "An active member of the club"
  • adjective:   being in physical motion
    Example: "Active fish in the aquarium"
  • adjective:   engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
    Example: "On active duty"
  • adjective:   characterized by energetic activity
    Example: "An active toddler"
  • adjective:   engaged in full-time work
    Example: "Active duty"
  • adjective:   full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
    Example: "An active seaport"
  • adjective:   tending to become more severe or wider in scope
    Example: "Active tuberculosis"
  • adjective:   disposed to take action or effectuate change
    Example: "A director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"
  • adjective:   producing activity or change
  • adjective:   (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
    Example: "Active volcanos"
  • adjective:   expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
  • adjective:   expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor
    Example: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
  • adjective:   exerting influence or producing an effect
    Example: "An active ingredient"
  • adjective:   of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions
  • adjective:   characterized by energetic bodily activity
    Example: "Tennis is an active sport"
  • adjective:   in operation
    Example: "An active tradition"

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