Example Sentences

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

on active duty

an active member of the club

an active ingredient

The volcano is still active to this day.

active volcanos

a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations

active tuberculosis

an active seaport

an active toddler

active duty

My editor prefers writing that uses the active voice.

Definitions

noun

a person who is a participating member of an organization

adjective

engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

Synonyms: combat-ready, fighting

adjective

taking part in an activity

Synonyms: participating

adjective

in operation

Synonyms: alive

adjective

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

adjective

exerting influence or producing a change or effect

adjective

expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: 'Hemingway favors active constructions'

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

Synonyms: dynamic

adjective

capable of erupting

Synonyms: live

adjective

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

adjective

disposed to take action or effectuate change

adjective

tending to become more severe or wider in scope

adjective

full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

adjective

characterized by energetic activity

adjective

engaged in full-time work

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

Synonyms: active voice

noun

chemical agent capable of activity

Synonyms: active agent

Other words

amicus curiae, cartoon, coevals, connate, dilatation and curettage, dropsy, elicitation, epinephrin, indirect immunofluorescence, itch mite, myoglobin, paranasal sinus, party boss, sauce Espagnole, self-examination, sententiously, serviceable, shoot down, superiority, three-piece