As an adjective alive
is having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
As a proper noun alert is
the northernmost inhabited place in nunavut, canada.
Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
- to keep the fire alive'; to keep the affections ' alive .
Sprightly; lively; brisk.
Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
- The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- .
As intensifier, of all living.
- Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- .
- Northumberland was the proudest man alive . --.
* As intensifier, used colloquially "man alive!", "sakes alive!".
* Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.
* alive and kicking
* Christ alive
* dead or alive
* eat someone alive
* keep hope alive
* man alive
* snakes alive
Attentive; awake; on guard.
(obsolete) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
- an alert young fellow
A notification of higher importance than an advisory.