What does the word alive mean?

Usage examples for alive

  1. When did you last see him alive? – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. For some reason we don't know she thinks it's to her interest to keep you alive- for the present. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  3. You say you don't know whether your captain is alive or dead? – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat