AdjectiveModificarActive (comparative more Active, superlative most Active)
- Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
- Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
- In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
- active laws
- active hostilities
- an active volcano
- Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
- Requiring or implying action or exertion; — opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
- Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
- Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
- Implying or producing rapid action.
- an active disease
- an active remedy
- (grammar) Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
- (grammar) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
- (grammar) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
- (gay sexual slang) (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner
- (gay sexual slang) such a role in anal sex
- (1): acting
- (2): agile, nimble
- (3): in action, in force, working
- (4): busy, diligent, energetic
- (6): operative, practical
- (7): brisk, lively
- (9.2): transitive
- (10): top
- See also Wikisaurus:active
- (1): passive
- (2): indolent, lethargic
- (3): dormant, extinct, quiescent
- (4): dull, indolent, inert, sluggish
- (5): sedentary, tranquil
- (6): speculative, theoretical
- (7): slow
- (9.1): passive
- (10): passive, bottom
- versatile (in relation to sense 10)
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- A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
- Active in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Active in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Feminine of actif
- IPA: [ak'ti.ve]
Active (infinitive activar)
- first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of activar.
- formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of activar.
- third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of activar.
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