- active ► ADJECTIVE 1) moving or tending to move about vigorously or frequently. 2) (of a person's mind) alert and lively. 3) participating in a particular sphere or activity. 4) working; operative. 5) (of an electric circuit) capable of automatic change in response to input or feedback. 6) (of a volcano) erupting or having erupted in historical times. 7) having a chemical or biological effect on something. 8) Grammar (of verbs) in which the subject is the person or thing performing the action and which can take a direct object (e.g. she loved him as opposed to the passive form he was loved).DERIVATIVES actively adverb.ORIGIN Latin activus, from agere 'act, do' .
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Actively — Ac tive*ly, adv. 1. In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one s own action; voluntarily, not passively. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) In an active signification; as, a word used actively. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
actively — (adv.) c.1400, secularly, from ACTIVE (Cf. active) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning vigorously is early 15c … Etymology dictionary
actively — UK [ˈæktɪvlɪ] / US adverb 1) with the aim of making something happen, rather than just hoping that it will Are you actively looking for work at the moment? 2) in a practical or enthusiastic way He s been actively involved in politics for 30 years … English dictionary
actively — adv. Actively is used with these adjectives: ↑committed, ↑engaged, ↑hostile, ↑interested, ↑involved, ↑opposed Actively is used with these verbs: ↑assist, ↑avoid, ↑campaign, ↑collaborate, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
actively — adverb in an active manner (Freq. 3) he participated actively in the war • Ant: ↑passively • Derived from adjective: ↑active … Useful english dictionary
actively — adverb see active … New Collegiate Dictionary
actively — See active. * * * … Universalium
actively — adverb In an active manner … Wiktionary
actively — adv. in an active manner, energetically, vigorously, busily … English contemporary dictionary
actively — ac·tive·ly … English syllables