ACTIVE

active

1. [Adjective]: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"

2. [Adjective]: expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"

3. [Adjective]: producing activity or change

4. [Adjective]: 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"

5. [Adjective]: tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"

6. [Adjective]: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

7. [Adjective]: engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"

8. [Adjective]: characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"

9. [Adjective]: exerting influence or producing an effect; "an active ingredient"

10. [Adjective]: of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions

11. [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'')

12. [Noun]: a person devoted to the active life

13. [Noun]: chemical agent capable of activity

14. [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; "`The boy threw the ball'' uses the active voice"

15. characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance"

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

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

18. being in physical motion; "active fish in the aquarium"

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

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