alive Definition

  • 1living, not dead
  • 2full of energy and enthusiasm
  • 3existing or active

Using alive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The bird is still alive.

  • Example

    I feel more alive when I exercise.

  • Example

    The company is still alive and doing well.

alive Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for alive

Phrases with alive

  • become exciting or interesting


    The party really came alive when the music started playing.

  • keep someone/something alive

    prevent someone or something from dying or being forgotten


    The doctors worked hard to keep the patient alive.

  • remain alive or survive


    The hiker had to find food and water to stay alive in the wilderness.


Summary: alive in Brief

'Alive' [əˈlaɪv] means living, not dead. It can also describe someone or something that is full of energy and enthusiasm, or existing and active. Examples include 'The bird is still alive,' 'I feel more alive when I exercise,' and 'The company is still alive and doing well.' Phrases like 'come alive' and 'keep someone/something alive' add depth to the meaning of 'alive.'

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