Definition of 'alive'
Video: pronunciation of 'alive'
Example sentences containing 'alive'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Yet as a wartime document the exhibition feels fresh and alive. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We spend our days hunting for things to keep us alive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Might one suggest that it seems to be alive and well? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other victim was still alive when cops went to his apartment. The Sun (2016)The house just felt alive again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is alive and well - just different. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Alive or dead, but that they give them back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Meanwhile, their old comrades are still chopping off heads, burning people alive and pushing them off buildings. The Sun (2016)Maybe it was my childhood coming alive again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And she claims many couples sign up to keep their relationships alive. The Sun (2015)We do not really know exactly how many people are alive and where they are. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You need a new flirtation in your life to feel alive. The Sun (2015)So who does she think will do the best job of keeping us all alive and well? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Are you worth more dead or alive? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was only the second and the more important as it keeps alive their hopes of qualification. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is she the only person left alive? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why is it that we seem to be alive? The Broken God (1993)You hope it will still be alive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We need to keep that fantasy or history alive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It not only reduced calories but helped her to feel alive again. The Sun (2007)That lifestyle eats a lot of people alive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We feel alive when we are racing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Power is alive and well on high seas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But how to keep desire alive in a man who has seemingly done it all? Times, Sunday Times (2009)He seemed convinced that he was the only person alive aware of the fact. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The has a patina that makes the figures seem more alive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She and the driver found the terrified cat still alive inside. The Sun (2015)Britain has a window of opportunity to bring her coastline alive again. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This symbiotic relationship keeps both alive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You are more dead than alive. North and South (1855)Church history came alive for us. Christianity Today (2000)It would appear we have far more influence than we are given credit for and our special relationship is alive and well. The Sun (2013)The whole place is a hive of activity, alive with the prospect of what lies ahead in three days' time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'alive'
Very Common. alive is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'alive'
British English: alive /əˈlaɪv/ ADJECTIVE
If people or animals are alive, they are living.
Is your hamster still alive?
- American English: alive
- Arabic: حَيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: vivo
- Chinese: 活着的
- Croatian: živ
- Czech: živý
- Danish: levende
- Dutch: levend
- European Spanish: vivo vida
- Finnish: elossa
- French: vivant
- German: lebendig
- Greek: ζωντανός
- Italian: vivo
- Japanese: 生きている
- Korean: 살아 있는
- Norwegian: levende
- Polish: żywy nie martwy
- European Portuguese: vivo
- Romanian: viu
- Russian: живой
- Spanish: vivo
- Swedish: levande
- Thai: มีชีวิตชีวา
- Turkish: canlı hayatta
- Ukrainian: живий
- Vietnamese: còn sống
Definition of alive from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.