alive


alive
a|live [ ə`laıv ] adjective never before noun ***
1. ) living and not dead:
My father died last year but my mother is still alive.
He is lucky to be alive after his fall.
stay alive: The family was stealing food just to stay alive.
be buried/burned/captured etc. alive (=while still living): The dog was rescued alive after being trapped for 25 days without food.
a ) still existing and not gone or forgotten:
Memories of the controversy are still very much alive.
keep something alive: Their aim was to keep alive the traditional Jewish faith.
2. ) full of energy and feeling happy and excited:
With the wind rushing through her hair she felt intensely alive.
come alive: I've seen people really coming alive again as a result of this treatment.
a ) full of activity:
alive with: The street was alive with the sound of children playing.
come alive: The waterfront really comes alive at Christmas.
b ) interesting and exciting:
come alive: The game really came alive after the Vikings scored.
alive and well/kicking
1. ) still living and healthy or active, especially when this is surprising:
He was found alive and well after three days.
2. ) still existing and not gone or forgotten, especially when this is surprising:
The idea of marriage is still alive and kicking.
be alive to something BRITISH
to know that something is happening and realize how important it is:
Schools must be alive to technological change.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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