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Meaning of word active from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

active   noun

Meaning : Chemical agent capable of activity.

Synonyms : active agent

Meaning : 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

क्रियापद द्वारा कर्ता को सूचित करनेवाला वाक्य।

गुरुजी बच्चों को कर्तृवाच्य और कर्मवाच्य में अंतर समझा रहे हैं।

The voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb.

`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice.
`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive.
passive, passive voice

Meaning : 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   adjective

Meaning : Tending to become more severe or wider in scope.

Example : Active tuberculosis.

(pathology) not progressing or increasing. Or progressing slowly.


Meaning : Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.

Example : On active duty.
The platoon is combat-ready.
Review the fighting forces.

Synonyms : combat-ready, fighting

Meaning : 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.

जो किसी क्रिया में लगा हुआ हो।

वह खेल-कूद में सक्रिय है।
प्रस्फुटित उत्तर मिलते, प्रकृति सकर्मक रही समस्त।
क्रियाशील, सकर्मक, सक्रिय

Lacking in energy or will.

Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself.
inactive, passive

Meaning : Taking part in an activity.

Example : An active member of the club.
He was politically active.
The participating organizations.

Synonyms : participating

Meaning : Characterized by energetic activity.

Example : An active toddler.
Active as a gazelle.
An active man is a man of action.

जिसमे आलस्य न हो।

आलस्यहीन व्यक्ति हमेशा सफल होते हैं।
अनलस, अनलसित, आलसहीन, आलस्यहीन, निरालस, निरालस्य

Not active physically or mentally.

Illness forced him to live an inactive life.
Dreamy and inactive by nature.

Meaning : Exerting influence or producing a change or effect.

Example : An active ingredient.

Not exerting influence or change.


Meaning : Full of activity or engaged in continuous activity.

Example : An active seaport.
An active bond market.
An active account.

Lacking activity. Lying idle or unused.

An inactive mine.
Inactive accounts.
Inactive machinery.

Meaning : In operation.

Example : Keep hope alive.
The tradition was still alive.
An active tradition.

Synonyms : alive

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

(of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots.


Meaning : Expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:.

Example : Hemingway favors active constructions.

Expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb.

Academics seem to favor passive sentences.

Meaning : (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

(used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action.


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

(of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive.

An extinct volcano.

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

Example : Active volcanos.

(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct.

A dormant volcano.
dormant, inactive

Meaning : Engaged in full-time work.

Example : Active duty.
Though past retirement age he is still active in his profession.

Not engaged in full-time work.

Inactive reserve.
An inactive member.


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