Definition of Active


  • 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
    "active duty"
    "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
  • (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
    "active volcanos"
  • (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
  • in operation
    "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
    "active tuberculosis"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Active

  • Scrabble® score of the active (11)
  • Word Chums® score of the active (16)
  • Words With Friends® score of the active (13)

Unscramble active

51 unscramble word found using the letters active.

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