Active Meaning

There are 17 meaning(s) for word Active

Active Meaning 1 : engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

    Example : on active duty

    Synonyms : combat-ready,  fighting
Active Meaning 2 : chemical agent capable of activity

    Synonyms : active agent
Active Meaning 3 : (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being

    Synonyms : dynamic
Active Meaning 4 : taking part in an activity

    Example : an active member of the club,he was politically active

    Synonyms : participating
Active Meaning 5 : in operation

    Example : an active tradition

    Synonyms : alive
Active Meaning 6 : the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

    Example : `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

    Synonyms : active voice
Active Meaning 7 : a person who is a participating member of an organization

    Example : the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees

Active Meaning 8 : characterized by energetic activity

    Example : an active toddler,active as a gazelle,an active man is a man of action

Active Meaning 9 : disposed to take action or effectuate change

    Example : a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations,an active antagonism,he was active in drawing attention to their grievances

Active Meaning 10 : engaged in full-time work

    Example : active duty,though past retirement age he is still active in his profession

Active Meaning 11 : exerting influence or producing a change or effect

    Example : an active ingredient

Active Meaning 12 : expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:

    Example : Hemingway favors active constructions

Active Meaning 13 : full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

    Example : an active seaport,an active bond market,an active account

Active Meaning 14 : (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

Active Meaning 15 : (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

    Example : active volcanos

Active Meaning 16 : (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

Active Meaning 17 : tending to become more severe or wider in scope

    Example : active tuberculosis