Associations to the word «Active»


ACTIVE, adjective. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives.
ACTIVE, adjective. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble.
ACTIVE, adjective. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
ACTIVE, adjective. (specifically) (of a volcano) Being an active volcano.
ACTIVE, adjective. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert.
ACTIVE, adjective. Requiring or implying action or exertion;—opposed to sedentary or to tranquil.
ACTIVE, adjective. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical.
ACTIVE, adjective. Brisk; lively.
ACTIVE, adjective. Implying or producing rapid action.
ACTIVE, adjective. (heading) (grammar) About verbs.
ACTIVE, adjective. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
ACTIVE, adjective. Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
ACTIVE, adjective. Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
ACTIVE, adjective. (gay sexual slang) (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.
ACTIVE, noun. A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
ACTIVE COUPLE, noun. In set dances with more than one couple dancing, the active couple is the couple doing the more complicated movement during any given portion of the dance. In many dances, the role of active couple passes from one couple to another. In many quadrilles, certain figures will have two active couples at any one time; in long set dances, quite often every other couple or every third couple is the active couple.
ACTIVE COUPLES, noun. Plural of active couple
ACTIVE DRY YEAST, noun. A form of yeast in which yeast cells in dehydrated granules are alive but dormant because of the lack of moisture.
ACTIVE DUTY, noun. A state in which person in the military performs military duties on a full-time basis, as opposed to reserve, where one only occasionally performs military duties.
ACTIVE FAULT, noun. A geologic fault which has exhibited seismic activity within a geologically recent time period.
ACTIVE FRONT, noun. (physics) (meteorology) The boundary between two different air masses, or a portion thereof, which produces appreciable cloudiness and precipitation and is usually accompanied by significant shifts in wind direction.
ACTIVE FRONTS, noun. Plural of active front
ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, noun. Plural form of active galactic nucleus
ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS, noun. (astronomy) A compact region at the center of a galaxy that has a much higher than normal luminosity over at least some portion, and possibly all, of the electromagnetic spectrum.
ACTIVE GALAXY, noun. (galaxy) A galaxy where a significant fraction of the energy output is not emitted by the normal components of a galaxy.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT, noun. The specific compound in a natural or man-made mixture that is responsible for the mixture's activity.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS, noun. Plural of active ingredient
ACTIVE LISTENING, noun. The process of attending carefully to what a speaker is saying, involving such techniques as accurately paraphrasing the speaker's remarks.
ACTIVE MATRICES, noun. Plural of active matrix
ACTIVE MATRIX, noun. A form of liquid crystal display with a grid of transistors and capacitors that can hold a charge for a limited period of time, contrasted with passive matrix.
ACTIVE PARTICIPLE, noun. (grammar) A participle indicating an ongoing or completed action or state in the active voice, where a noun modified by the participle is taken to represent the agent of the action denoted by the verb.
ACTIVE POWER, noun. The real component of the power of an alternating current circuit; the product of the voltage and that part of the current that is in phase with the voltage
ACTIVE POWERS, noun. Plural of active power
ACTIVE SOLAR, adjective. Making indirect use of solar energy by first converting it to another form (e.g. by using solar panels).
ACTIVE TRANSPORT, noun. (transportation planning) Walking and cycling as means of travel.
ACTIVE VOCABULARY, noun. The collection of words and phrases that someone commonly uses in speech and writing.
ACTIVE VOICE, noun. (grammar) the form in which the subject of a verb carries out some action
ACTIVE VOLCANO, noun. (geology) A volcano that has erupted in the last 10,000 years, not necessarily venting lava or gases now.

Dictionary definition

ACTIVE, noun. Chemical agent capable of activity.
ACTIVE, noun. The voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice".
ACTIVE, noun. A person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees".
ACTIVE, adjective. Tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis".
ACTIVE, adjective. Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces".
ACTIVE, adjective. Disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances".
ACTIVE, adjective. Taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations".
ACTIVE, adjective. Characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action".
ACTIVE, adjective. Exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient".
ACTIVE, adjective. Full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account".
ACTIVE, adjective. In operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition".
ACTIVE, adjective. (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions.
ACTIVE, adjective. Expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions".
ACTIVE, adjective. (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, adjective. (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.
ACTIVE, adjective. (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos".
ACTIVE, adjective. Engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery