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  • adjective active Someone who is active moves around a lot or does a lot of things. 3
  • adjective active If you have an active mind or imagination, you are always thinking of new things. 3
  • adjective active If someone is active in an organization, cause, or campaign, they do things for it rather than just giving it their support. 3
  • adjective active Active is used to emphasize that someone is taking action in order to achieve something, rather than just hoping for it or achieving it in an indirect way. 3
  • adjective active If you say that a person or animal is active in a particular place or at a particular time, you mean that they are performing their usual activities or performing a particular activity. 3
  • adjective active An active volcano has erupted recently or is expected to erupt quite soon. 3
  • adjective active An active substance has a chemical or biological effect on things. 3
  • singular noun active In grammar, the active or the active voice means the forms of a verb which are used when the subject refers to a person or thing that does something. For example, in 'I saw her yesterday', the verb is in the active. Compare passive. 3
  • adjective active in a state of action; moving, working, or doing something 3
  • adjective active busy or involved 3
  • adjective active physically energetic 3
  • adjective active exerting influence; effective 3
  • adjective active denoting a voice of verbs used to indicate that the subject of a sentence is performing the action or causing the event or process described by the verb, as kicked in The boy kicked the football 3
  • adjective active being fully engaged in military service (esp in the phrase on active service) 3
  • adjective active (of a volcano) erupting periodically; not extinct 3
  • adjective active (of the sun) exhibiting a large number of sunspots, solar flares, etc, and a marked variation in intensity and frequency of radio emission 3
  • adjective active producing or being used to produce profit, esp in the form of interest 3
  • adjective active of or denoting stocks or shares that have been actively bought and sold as recorded in the Official List of the London Stock Exchange 3
  • adjective active containing a source of power 3
  • adjective active capable of amplifying a signal or controlling some function 3
  • noun active the active voice 3
  • noun active an active verb 3
  • noun active a member of an organization who participates in its activities 3
  • adjective active that is acting, functioning, working, moving, etc. 3
  • adjective active capable of acting, functioning, etc. 3
  • adjective active causing action, motion, or change 3
  • adjective active characterized by much action or motion; lively, busy, agile, quick, etc. 3
  • adjective active actual, not just nominal; participating 3
  • adjective active necessitating action or work 3
  • adjective active currently in operation, in effect, in progress, etc. 3
  • adjective active in eruption 3
  • adjective active denoting the voice or form of a verb whose subject is the performer, or agent, of the action of the verb 3
  • adjective active in or of the active voice 3
  • adjective active showing action rather than state of being 3
  • noun active an active member of an organization 3
  • noun active a verb in this voice 3
  • noun active (of a person) Engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits. 1
  • adjective active person: busy, dynamic 1
  • abbreviation ACTIVE accepted 1
  • adjective active taking part 1
  • adjective active grammar: not passive 1
  • adjective active functioning, operating 1
  • adjective active volcano: not extinct 1
  • adjective active in progress 1
  • adjective active military: on duty 1
  • noun active verb form, voice 1
  • noun active chemical agent 1
  • adjective active engaged in action; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy: an active life. 1
  • adjective active being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: active hostilities. 1
  • adjective active involving physical effort and action: active sports. 1
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