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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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