a person who is a participating member of an organization
"the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"
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 voice
chemical agent capable of activity
- active agent
engaged in full-time work
"though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
"keep hope alive"
"the tradition was still alive"
"an active tradition"
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
"an active seaport"
"an active bond market"
"an active account"
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
"an active ingredient"
characterized by energetic activity
"an active toddler"
"active as a gazelle"
"an active man is a man of action"
taking part in an activity
"an active member of the club"
"he was politically active"
"the participating organizations"
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"
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty"
"the platoon is combat-ready"
"review the fighting forces"
- combat ready
tending to become more severe or wider in scope