Meaning of “active” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈæktɪv/
Extra Examples
Being active generally is the best way to keep slim.She's been very active in the campaign.She was very active in the fight against drugs.He's an active member of the Labour Party.He was very active in his old age.

B2 very involved in an organization or planned activity:

an active member of the church
He played an active role in the campaign.

B1 doing a lot of things, or moving around a lot:

Even at the age of 80 she's still very active.

B1 An active verb or sentence is one in which the subject of the verb is the person or thing doing the action. For example 'Andy drove the car.' is an active sentence.

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An active volcano could throw out rocks, fire, etc at any time.

(Definition of “active” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)