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a·live / əˈlīv/ • adj. 1. (of a person, animal, or plant) living, not dead: he was kept alive by a feeding-tube. ∎  (of a feeling or quality) continuing in existence: keeping hope alive. ∎  continuing to be supported or in use: militarism was kept alive by superstition. 2. (of a person or animal) alert and active; animated: Ken comes alive when he hears his music played. ∎ fig. having interest and meaning: we make history come alive for the children. 3. (alive to) aware of and interested in; responsive to: always alive to new ideas. 4. (alive with) swarming or teeming with: in spring those cliffs are alive with auks and gulls. PHRASES: alive and kicking inf. prevalent and very active: bigotry is still alive and kicking. alive and well still existing or active (often used to deny rumors or beliefs that something has disappeared or declined): Jefferson's ideas are alive and well today in Washington.DERIVATIVES: a·live·ness n.

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alive OE. on līfe, ME. o(n) live, alive, i.e. ON, A-1, and dat. of LIFE.

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alivealive, arrive, chive, Clive, connive, contrive, deprive, dive, drive, five, gyve, hive, I've, jive, live, MI5, revive, rive, shrive, skive, strive, survive, swive, thrive •skydive • swan dive • nosedive •swallow dive • scuba-dive • Argive •beehive • archive

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