adj. 活着的; 有活力的; 热闹的; 继续存在的; 觉察到的; 充满（活的东西）
If people or animals are alive, they are not dead.
She does not know if he is alive or dead...
They kept her alive on a life support machine.
If you say that someone seems alive, you mean that they seem to be very lively and to enjoy everything that they do.
Our relationship made me feel more alive...
I never expected to feel so alive in my life again.
If an activity, organization, or situation is alive, it continues to exist or function.
The big factories are trying to stay alive by cutting costs...
Both communities have a tradition of keeping history alive.
If a place is alive with something, there are a lot of people or things there and it seems busy or exciting.
The river was alive with birds...
The street was alive with the sounds of the soldiers.
If you are alive to a situation or problem, you are aware of it and realize how important it is.
You must be alive to op-portunity!...
He was alive to what he was doing.
If people, places, or events come alive, they start to be lively again after a quiet period. If someone or something brings them alive, they cause them to come alive.
The doctor's voice had come alive and his small eyes shone.
...the songs of birds that bring the garden alive.
If a story or description comes alive, it becomes interesting, lively, or realistic. If someone or something brings it alive, they make it seem more interesting, lively, or realistic.
She made history come alive with tales from her own memories...
From here on he brings the character confidently alive.
If you say that someone will be eaten alive, you mean that they will be completely destroyed or defeated by someone who is much stronger.
He was certain Sid would be eaten alive by the hardened criminals in the jail.
If you say that someone or something is alive and kicking, you are emphasizing not only that they continue to survive, but also that they are very active.
...worries that the secret police may still be alive and kicking.
If you say that someone or something is alive and well, you are emphasizing that they continue to survive.
A man who went missing yesterday during a blizzard has been found alive and well.
1. possessing life;
2. (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit;
3. having life or vigor or spirit;
4. (followed by `to' or `of') aware of;
5. in operation;
6. (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive;
7. capable of erupting;
alive, live, living
alive and kicking
alive and well
It was decided to call off the search when there was no hope of finding the missing child alive.
No one could emerge from that avalanche alive, unless one believed that man could rise from the dead.
There is a garden alive with bees behind the house.
She is very much alive to contemporary issues.
He'll skin you alive for being late for five minutes.