Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

2.Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

"Active volcanos"

3.Definition: (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

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

Related Adjective(s):dynamic

5.Definition: characterized by energetic activity

"An active toddler", "Active as a gazelle", "An active man is a man of action"

6.Definition: 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"

7.Definition: engaged in full-time work

"Active duty", "Though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"

8.Definition: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

"On active duty"

Related Adjective(s):fighting

9.Definition: exerting influence or producing a change or effect

"An active ingredient"

10.Definition: expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:

"Hemingway favors active constructions"

11.Definition: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

"An active seaport", "An active bond market", "An active account"

12.Definition: in operation

"An active tradition"

Related Adjective(s):alive

13.Definition: taking part in an activity

"An active member of the club", "He was politically active"

Related Adjective(s):participating

14.Definition: tending to become more severe or wider in scope

"Active tuberculosis"

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