Definition of active. Meaning of active. Synonyms of active
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Definition of active
ActiveActive Ac"tive, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.]
1. 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.
2. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body;
nimble; as, an active child or animal.
Active and nervous was his gait. --Wordsworth.
3. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; --
opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as,
active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
4. 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.
5. Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to
sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or
service; active scenes.
6. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical;
operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical;
as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
7. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
8. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease;
an active remedy.
(a) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to
passive. See Active voice, under Voice.
(b) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts
upon or affects something else; transitive.
(c) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct
from mere existence or state.
Active capital, Active wealth, money, or property that
may readily be converted into money.
Syn: Agile; alert; brisk; vigorous; nimble; lively; quick;
sprightly; prompt; energetic.
Meaning of active from wikipedia
- sobriety, friendship
(formerly egtyf, european
good templar youth
federation) is a non-governmental umbrella
activity. an active lifestyle
, a lifestyle characterized
social, intellectual, and
- historical times
(that is, in recorded
history) is another timeframe
of the active volcanoes
of the world,
rock is a radio format
used by many commercial radio station
the united states
and canada. active
rock plays alternative
- two types
of technology share
the name 'sonar': passive sonar
is essentially listening
for the sound
made by vessels; active sonar
- date july 2012 file:1963 march
on washington. jpg , civil rights activists
at the march
for jobs and freedom
, 1963 file:
- verb meaning
of time during which something
(such as a person, school, movement, or species) was active.
to a full-time occupation
as part of a military
force, as opposed
duty . the equivalent
term is active
is typically considered active during
the undergraduate years
a notable exception
to this rule are historically
- active transport
is the movement
of all types
of molecules across
a cell membrane against
its concentration gradient
(from low to high