Definition for A-LIVE'

A-LIVE', a. [Sax. gelifian, to live, from lifian, to live. See Life.]

  1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions, and the fluids move, whether in animals or vegetables; as, the man or plant is alive.
  2. In a state of action; unextinguished; undestroyed; unexpired; in force or operation; as, keep the process alive.
  3. Cheerful; sprightly; lively; full of alacrity; as, the company were all alive.
  4. Susceptible; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as when the mind is solicitous about some event; as, one is alive to whatever is interesting to a friend.
  5. Exhibiting motion or moving bodies in great numbers; as, the city was all alive, when the general entered.
  6. In a Scriptural sense, regenerated; born again. For this my son was dead and is alive. – Luke xv. [This adjective always follows the noun which it qualifies.]

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