W3S2 [əˈlaıv] adj [not before noun]
1¦(not dead)¦
2¦(still existing)¦
4 come alive
5 be alive to a fact/possibility/danger etc
6 be alive with something
7 bring something alive
[: Old English; Origin: on life 'in life']
1.) ¦(NOT DEAD)¦
still living and not dead
It was a really bad accident - they're lucky to be alive.
My grandparents are still alive .
We stayed alive by eating berries and roots.
He was kept alive on a life-support machine.
Apparently he's alive and well and living in Brazil.
continuing to exist
Ancient traditions are very much alive in rural areas.
Christianity is alive and well in Asia.
The sport is still very much alive and kicking in this country.
3.) ¦(CHEERFUL)¦
full of energy, happiness, activity etc
It was the kind of morning when you wake up and feel really alive .
alive with
Her face was alive with excitement.
The whole house was alive with activity.
4.) come alive
a) if a subject or event comes alive, it becomes interesting and seems real
Hopefully, we can make history come alive for the children.
b) if someone comes alive, they suddenly become happy and interested in what is happening
She only came alive when she sat down at the piano.
c) if a town, city etc comes alive, it becomes busy
seaside resorts that come alive in the summer
5.) be alive to a fact/possibility/danger etc
to know that a particular fact etc exists and that it is important
The company is alive to the threat posed by foreign imports.
6.) be alive with sth
to be full of living things that are moving
The pond was alive with fish.
7.) bring sth alive
to make something interesting and real
The way he describes his characters really brings them alive.
skin sb alive atskin2 (3)

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