Dictionary Results for active


1. active - noun

· chemical agent capable of activity

Synonym(s): active_agent

Hypernym(s): chemical_agent




2. active - 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"

Synonym(s): active_voice

Hypernym(s): voice

Antonym(s): passive_voice




3. active - noun

· a person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




4. active - adjective

· tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"

Antonym(s): inactive




5. active - adjective

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

Synonym(s): combat-ready, fighting




6. active - 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"

Antonym(s): passive




7. active - adjective

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

Synonym(s): participating




8. active - adjective

· characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"

Antonym(s): inactive




9. active - adjective

· exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"

Antonym(s): inactive




10. active - adjective

· full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

Antonym(s): inactive




11. active - adjective

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

Synonym(s): alive




12. active - adjective

· (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

Antonym(s): quiet




13. active - adjective

· expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"

Antonym(s): passive




14. active - adjective

· (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being

Synonym(s): dynamic

Antonym(s): stative




15. active - adjective

· (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

Antonym(s): extinct




16. active - adjective

· (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"

Antonym(s): dormant




17. active - adjective

· engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"

Antonym(s): inactive





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