|a.||1.||Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; - opposed to |
|2.||Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; |
|3.||In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; - opposed to |
|4.||Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; - opposed to |
|5.||Requiring or implying action or exertion; - opposed to |
|6.||Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; - opposed to |
|7.||Brisk; lively; |
|8.||Implying or producing rapid action; |
|9.||(Gram.) Applied to a form of the verb; - opposed to |
|Noun||1.||active - chemical agent capable of activity|
Synonyms: active agent
|2.||active - 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"|
Synonyms: active voice
|3.||active - a person devoted to the active life|
contemplative - a person devoted to the contemplative life
|Adj.||1.||active - tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"|
inactive - not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
|2.||active - engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"|
|3.||active - 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.||active - taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"|
|5.||active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"|
inactive - not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"
|6.||active - exerting influence or producing an effect; "an active ingredient"|
inactive - not active or exerting influence
|7.||active - full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"|
inactive - lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
|8.||active - in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"|
|9.||active - of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions|
quiet - of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
|10.||active - expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"|
passive - expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
|11.||active - expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')|
stative - expressing existence or a state rather than an action; used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives
|12.||active - (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"|
|13.||active - producing activity or change|
|14.||active - engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"|
inactive - not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve" ; "an inactive member of the department"
|15.||active - being in physical motion; "active fish in the aquarium"|
|16.||active - characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance"|