English adjective: active
|1.||active tending to become more severe or wider in scope|
|2.||active engaged in or ready for military or naval operations|
|Samples||On active duty.|
The platoon is combat-ready.
Review the fighting forces.
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|3.||active disposed to take action or effectuate change|
|Samples||A director who takes an active interest in corporate operations.|
An active antagonism.
He was active in drawing attention to their grievances.
|Similar||activist, activistic, hands-on, proactive|
|4.||active taking part in an activity|
|Samples||An active member of the club.|
He was politically active.
The participating organizations.
|5.||active characterized by energetic activity|
|Samples||An active toddler.|
Active as a gazelle.
An active man is a man of action.
|Similar||about, acrobatic, agile, astir, athletic, gymnastic, hot, hyperactive, nimble, on the go, overactive, quick, sporty, spry|
|See also||energetic, lively|
|6.||active exerting influence or producing a change or effect|
|Samples||An active ingredient.|
|Similar||activated, counteractive, surface-active|
|7.||active full of activity or engaged in continuous activity|
|Samples||An active seaport.|
An active bond market.
An active account.
|Similar||brisk, bustling, busy, going, open, springy|
|8.||active in operation|
|Samples||Keep hope alive.|
The tradition was still alive.
An active tradition.
|9.||active (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions|
|Domain category||astronomy, uranology|
|10.||active expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:|
|Samples||Hemingway favors active constructions.|
|11.||active (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being|
|12.||active (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting|
|13.||active (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt|
|Attribute||action, activeness, activity|
|Domain category||vent, volcano|
|14.||active engaged in full-time work|
Though past retirement age he is still active in his profession.
English noun: active
|1.||active (substance) chemical agent capable of activity|
|Broader (hypernym)||chemical 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|
|Samples||`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice.|
|Antonyms||passive, passive voice|
|3.||active (person) a person who is a participating member of an organization|
|Samples||The club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees.|
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|