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active (n):
a person who is a participating member of an organization
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the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees
active (n):
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
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`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice
Related Word:  voice
active (n):
chemical agent capable of activity
active (a):
characterized by energetic activity
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an active toddler.
active as a gazelle.
an active man is a man of action
active (a):
engaged in full-time work
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active duty.
though past retirement age he is still active in his profession
active (a):
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
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an active seaport.
an active bond market.
an active account
active (a):
tending to become more severe or wider in scope
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active tuberculosis
active (a):
disposed to take action or effectuate change
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a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations.
an active antagonism.
he was active in drawing attention to their grievances
active (a):
(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
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active volcanos
active (a):
(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
active (a):
(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
active (a):
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:
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Hemingway favors active constructions
active (a):
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
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an active ingredient
active (a):
(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
active (s):
in operation
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keep hope alive.
the tradition was still alive.
an active tradition

Related Words: alive
active (s):
taking part in an activity
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an active member of the club.
he was politically active.
the participating organizations
active (s):
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
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on active duty.
the platoon is combat-ready.
review the fighting forces
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The chain is no stronger than its weakest link

Zincir ancak en zayıf halkası kadar güçlüdür.
This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.


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