Pronunciation: (u-līv'),[key] —adj. 1. having life; living; existing; not dead or lifeless.
2. living (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. 3. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. 4. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother's more alive than most of her contemporaries. 5. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with color. 6. Elect.live2 (def. 17).
7. alive to, alert or sensitive to; aware of: City planners are alive to the necessity of revitalizing deteriorating neighborhoods. 8. alive with, filled with living things; swarming; teeming: The room was alive with mosquitoes. 9. look alive! pay attention! move quickly!: Look alive! We haven't got all day.