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Active vs. Energetic

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Activeadjective

Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives.

‘certain active principles’; ‘the active powers of the mind’;

Energeticadjective

Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.

‘Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space.’; ‘Those kids are so energetic: they want to run around playing all day.’;

Activeadjective

Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble.

‘an active child or animal’;

Energeticadjective

Of or relating to energy.

‘energetic laws’;

Activeadjective

In action; actually proceeding; working; in force

‘active laws’; ‘active hostilities’;

Energeticadjective

Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for vigorous action or for exerting force; active.

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Activeadjective

Being an active volcano. Compare extinct and dormant

Energeticadjective

Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic measures; energetic laws.

Activeadjective

Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy

‘an active man of business’; ‘active mind’; ‘active zeal’;

Energeticadjective

possessing or exerting or displaying energy;

‘an energetic fund raiser for the college’; ‘an energetic group of hikers’;

Activeadjective

Requiring or implying action or exertion

‘active employment or service’; ‘active scenes’;

Energeticadjective

working hard to promote an enterprise

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Activeadjective

Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative

‘an active rather than a speculative statesman’;

Activeadjective

Brisk; lively.

‘an active demand for corn’;

Activeadjective

Implying or producing rapid action.

‘an active disease’; ‘an active remedy’;

Activeadjective

About verbs.

Activeadjective

Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.

Activeadjective

Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.

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Activeadjective

Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.

Activeadjective

Capable of being processed by a compiler or interpreter.

Activeadjective

(gay sexual slang) of a homosexual man enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.

Activenoun

A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.

Activeadjective

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.

Activeadjective

Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.

‘Active and nervous was his gait.’;

Activeadjective

In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; - opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.

Activeadjective

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.

Activeadjective

Requiring or implying action or exertion; - opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.

Activeadjective

Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; - opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.

Activeadjective

Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.

Activeadjective

Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.

Activeadjective

Applied to a form of the verb; - opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.

Activenoun

chemical agent capable of activity

Activenoun

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

‘`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice’;

Activenoun

a person devoted to the active life

Activeadjective

tending to become more severe or wider in scope;

‘active tuberculosis’;

Activeadjective

engaged in or ready for military or naval operations;

‘on active duty’; ‘the platoon is combat-ready’; ‘review the fighting forces’;

Activeadjective

disposed to take action or effectuate change;

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

Activeadjective

taking part in an activity;

‘an active member of the club’; ‘he was politically active’; ‘the participating organizations’;

Activeadjective

characterized by energetic activity;

‘an active toddler’; ‘active as a gazelle’; ‘an active man is a man of action’;

Activeadjective

exerting influence or producing an effect;

‘an active ingredient’;

Activeadjective

full of activity or engaged in continuous activity;

‘an active seaport’; ‘an active bond market’; ‘an active account’;

Activeadjective

in operation;

‘keep hope alive’; ‘the tradition was still alive’; ‘an active tradition’;

Activeadjective

of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions

Activeadjective

expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:

‘Hemingway favors active constructions’;

Activeadjective

expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')

Activeadjective

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

‘active volcanos’; ‘an extinct volcano’;

Activeadjective

producing activity or change

Activeadjective

engaged in full-time work;

‘active duty’; ‘though past retirement age he is still active in his profession’;

Activeadjective

being in physical motion;

‘active fish in the aquarium’;

Activeadjective

characterized by energetic bodily activity;

‘tennis is an active sport’; ‘a very physical dance performance’;

Activeadjective

engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits

‘although he was seventy he was still robust and active’;

Activeadjective

moving or tending to move about vigorously or frequently

‘I couldn't feel the baby moving, and it was normally very active’;

Activeadjective

characterized by busy or lively activity

‘they enjoyed an active social life’;

Activeadjective

(of a person's mind or imagination) alert and lively

‘Caroline nodded slowly, her active mind already racing ahead’;

Activeadjective

pursuing an occupation or activity at a particular place or in a particular way

‘sexually active teenagers’; ‘a politically active student body’; ‘tigers are active mainly at night’; ‘the artist was active in the 1920s’;

Activeadjective

participating or engaged in a particular sphere or activity in a positive or spontaneous rather than a passive way

‘she was an active member of the society’; ‘he enjoyed the active support of the government’; ‘he had never been very active in the affairs of the institute’;

Activeadjective

(of a thing) working; operative

‘the old watermill was active until 1960’;

Activeadjective

(of an electric circuit) capable of modifying its state or characteristics automatically in response to input or feedback

‘the receiver is continuously active whenever the vehicle ignition is switched on’;

Activeadjective

(of a volcano) that is erupting or has erupted in historical times

‘the volcano became active on 28 March last year’; ‘Etna is Europe's highest and most active volcano’;

Activeadjective

(of a disease) in which the symptoms are manifest; not in remission or latent

‘active colitis’;

Activeadjective

having a chemical or biological effect on something

‘active ingredients’;

Activeadjective

denoting a voice of verbs in which the subject is typically the person or thing performing the action and which can take a direct object (e.g. she loved him as opposed to the passive form he was loved).

Activenoun

an active form of a verb.

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