[lahyv-lee] /ˈlaɪv li/
adjective, livelier, liveliest.
full or suggestive of or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk:
a lively discussion.
animated, spirited, vivacious, or sprightly:
a lively tune; a lively wit.
eventful, stirring, or exciting:
The opposition gave us a lively time.
bustling with activity; astir:
The marketplace was lively with vendors.
strong, keen, or distinct; vivid:
a lively recollection.
striking, telling, or effective, as an expression or instance.
vivid or bright, as color or light:
a lively pink.
sparkling, as wines.
fresh or invigorating, as air:
a lively breeze.
rebounding quickly; springing back; resilient:
a lively tennis ball.
riding the sea buoyantly, as a ship.
with briskness, vigor, or animation; briskly:
to step lively.
adjective -lier, -liest
full of life or vigour
vivacious or animated, esp when in company
characterized by mental or emotional intensity; vivid
having a striking effect on the mind or senses
refreshing: a lively breeze
springy or bouncy or encouraging springiness: a lively ball
(of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
in a brisk manner: step lively
(interjection) look lively, make haste
Old English liflic “living, existing,” literally “life-like;” from life + -ly (2). Sense of “active, energetic” developed by early 13c., from notion “full of life.”
[lahy-vuh n] /ˈlaɪ vən/ verb (used with object) 1. to put life into; rouse; enliven; cheer (often followed by up): What can we do to liven up the party? verb (used without object) 2. to become more lively; brighten (usually followed by up): If this party doesn’t liven up soon, let’s leave. /ˈlaɪvən/ verb 1. […]
[lahyv] /laɪv/ adjective, liver, livest for 4–7, 13–15. 1. being alive; living; alive: live animals. 2. of, relating to, or during the of a living being: the animal’s live weight. 3. characterized by or indicating the presence of living creatures: the live sounds of the forest. 4. Informal. (of a person) energetic; alert; : The […]
[lee-ven-tsah] /liˈvɛn tsɑ/ noun 1. a river in NE Italy, flowing SE to the Adriatic. 70 miles (113 km) long.
[lahyv] /laɪv/ noun 1. an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia. 2. any of various related trees. 3. the hard, durable wood of any of these trees. /laɪv/ noun 1. a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North […]