Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Abounding in action; lively; brisk; busy.

Part of speech: adjective

Expressing action, as a verb.

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Usage examples "active":

  1. Both were strong, active, and of good courage. - "Granny's Wonderful Chair", Frances Browne.
  2. Although apparently of middle age he appeared vigorous and active, and his deep chest and wide, sloping shoulders denoted endurance and strength. - "Spotted Deer", Elmer Gregor.
  3. It was a long way to the station, and then the railway made a round, so that an active person would have found it almost as quick to walk straight to Highcombe, and it was between eight and nine when Lizzie at last found herself before the door of Mrs. Warrender's house. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.