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ALI'VE, a.

1. Having life, in opposition to dead living being in a state in which the organs perform their functions, and the fluids move, whether in animals or vegetables as, the man or plant is alive.
2. In a state of action unextinguished undestroyed unexpired in force or operation as, keep the process alive.
3. Cheerful sprightly lively full of alacrity as, the company were all alive.
4. Susceptible easily impressed having lively feelings, as when the mind is solicitous about some event as, one is alive to whatever is interesting to a friend.
5. Exhibiting motion or moving bodies in great numbers.

The city was all alive, when the General entered.

6. In a scriptural sense, regenerated born again.

For this my son was dead and is alive. Luke 15 .

This adjective always follows the noun which it qualifies.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Alive'. King James Dictionary.

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