Synonyms for (noun) active

Synonyms: active

Definition: a person who is a participating member of an organization

Usage: the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: active, active voice

Definition: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

Usage: `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

Similar words: voice

Definition: (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes


Synonyms: active, active agent

Definition: chemical agent capable of activity

Similar words: chemical agent

Definition: an agent that produces chemical reactions

Synonyms for (adjective) active

Synonyms: active

Definition: characterized by energetic activity

Usage: an active toddler; active as a gazelle; an active man is a man of action

Similar words: about, astir

Definition: on the move

Usage: up and about; the whole town was astir over the incident


Similar words: athletic, acrobatic, gymnastic

Definition: vigorously active

Usage: an acrobatic dance; an athletic child; athletic playing; gymnastic exercises


Similar words: agile, spry, quick, nimble

Definition: moving quickly and lightly

Usage: sleek and agile as a gymnast; as nimble as a deer; nimble fingers; quick of foot; the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it


Similar words: hot

Definition: marked by excited activity

Usage: a hot week on the stock market


Similar words: hyperactive, overactive

Definition: more active than normal

Usage: a hyperactive child


Similar words: on the go

Definition: (of a person) very busy and active

Usage: is always on the go


Similar words: sporty

Definition: appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport


Synonyms: active

Definition: engaged in full-time work

Usage: active duty; though past retirement age he is still active in his profession

Similar words: activated

Definition: (military) set up and placed on active assignment

Usage: a newly activated unit


Synonyms: active

Definition: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

Usage: an active seaport; an active bond market; an active account

Similar words: brisk

Definition: very active

Usage: doing a brisk business


Similar words: bustling

Definition: full of energetic and noisy activity

Usage: a bustling city


Similar words: busy

Definition: crowded with or characterized by much activity

Usage: a very busy week; a busy life; a busy street; a busy seaport


Similar words: going

Definition: in full operation

Usage: a going concern


Similar words: open

Definition: ready for business

Usage: the stores are open


Similar words: springy

Definition: (of movements) light and confidently active

Usage: he walked away with a springy step


Synonyms: active

Definition: tending to become more severe or wider in scope

Usage: active tuberculosis

Similar words: progressive

Definition: advancing in severity

Usage: progressive paralysis


Synonyms: active

Definition: disposed to take action or effectuate change

Usage: a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations; an active antagonism; he was active in drawing attention to their grievances

Similar words: activist, activistic

Definition: advocating or engaged in activism


Similar words: hands-on

Definition: involving active participation

Usage: he's a hands-on manager; hands-on operations


Similar words: proactive

Definition: (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens


Synonyms: active

Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

Usage: active volcanos

Similar words: eruptive

Definition: actively spewing out lava

Usage: a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring


Synonyms: active

Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

Similar words: alive, live

Definition: capable of erupting

Usage: a live volcano; the volcano is very much alive


Synonyms: active

Definition: exerting influence or producing a change or effect

Usage: an active ingredient

Similar words: activated

Definition: rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive


Similar words: counteractive

Definition: opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action


Similar words: surface-active

Definition: capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid; used especially of detergents


Synonyms: active, alive

Definition: in operation

Usage: keep hope alive; the tradition was still alive; an active tradition

Similar words: existent, existing

Definition: having existence or being or actuality

Usage: an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient; much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran


Synonyms: active, participating

Definition: taking part in an activity

Usage: an active member of the club; he was politically active; the participating organizations

Similar words: involved

Definition: connected by participation or association or use

Usage: we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved; the problems involved; the involved muscles; I don't want to get involved; everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified


Synonyms: active, combat-ready, fighting

Definition: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

Usage: on active duty; the platoon is combat-ready; review the fighting forces

Similar words: operational

Definition: (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations