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Active (IPA: /ˈæktɪv/)


Active (a.)

Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.

Active (a.)

Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.

Active (a.)

In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.

Active (a.)

Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.

Active (a.)

Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.

Active (a.)

Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.

Active (a.)

Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.

Active (a.)

Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.

Active (a.)

Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.

Active (a.)

Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.

Active (a.)

Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.

Active

Quality of having present activity; opposite of inactive

Active

Ship that disappeared in the Tasman Sea in 1810

Active

Ship built in 1764 that transported convicts to Australia in 1791

Active

Wooden ketch that was wrecked on the Oyster bank at the entrance of Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales

Active

Ketch that was wrecked at the entrance of the Hunter River in New South Wales on 18 February 1852

Active Synonyms

Astir, Hot, Athletic, Quick, About, Acrobatic, Nimble, Overactive, Spry, Agile, Hyperactive, On The Go, Sporty, Gymnastic, Lively, Energetic

Active Synonyms

Counteractive, Activated, Surface-active

Active Synonyms

Activated

Active Synonyms

Hands-on, Proactive, Activistic, Activist

Active Synonyms

Existing, Existent, Alive

Active Synonyms

Alive, Live

Active Synonyms

Going, Brisk, Springy, Bustling, Open, Busy

Active Synonyms

Fighting, Combat-ready, Operational

Active Synonyms

Dynamic

Active Synonyms

Eruptive

Active Synonyms

Involved, Participating

Active Synonyms

Progressive

Active Synonyms

Active Agent

Active Synonyms

Active Voice

ACTIVE (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles

ACTIVE (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Advanced Controls Technology for Integrated Vehicles

Active Rhymes


Active

Attractive, Inactive, Proactive, Reactive, Refractive

Hyperactive, Interactive, Overactive, Retroactive, Unattractive
Photorefractive, Radioactive

Active (Last Name / Surname)

Active is the #148,347 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 111 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Active in Spanish is Activo

Tagalog Translation

Active in Tagalog is Aktibo

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Opus Dei] is one of the Church's most active and effective instruments of evangelization and renewal." - Opus Dei

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A lot of people still like Solaris, but I'm in active competition with them, and so I hope they die." - Linus Torvalds

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind." - Mind

Example Sentence (Quote)

"In any concrete act of thinking the mind's active experience is both intuitive and intellectual." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is an active flame that flies First to the babies in the eyes." - Eyes


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