DICTIONARY


Definition of ACTIVE

noun : ACTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

    ) a person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees" ;

Adjective : ACTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis" ;

  • 2. (

    ) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

    ) taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations" ;

  • 5. (

    ) characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action" ;

  • 6. (

    ) exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient" ;

  • 7. (

    ) full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account" ;

  • 8. (

    ) in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition" ;

  • 9. (

    ) (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions ;

  • 10. (

    ) expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions" ;

  • 11. (

    ) (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being ;

  • 12. (

    ) (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting ;

  • 13. (

    ) (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos" ;

  • 14. (

    ) engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession" ;


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