[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
1550s, from lively + -ly (2).
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.”
[lahyv-lee] /ˈlaɪv li/ adjective, livelier, liveliest. 1. full or suggestive of or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk: a lively discussion. 2. animated, spirited, vivacious, or sprightly: a lively tune; a lively wit. 3. eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time. 4. bustling with activity; astir: The marketplace was lively with […]
[lahyv] /laɪv/ noun, Engineering. 1. See under (def 11). [lohd] /loʊd/ noun 1. anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons. 2. the quantity that can be or usually is carried at one time, as in a cart. 3. this quantity taken as a […]
parallel /li:v’lok/ When two or more processes continuously change their state in response to changes in the other process(es) without doing any useful work. This is similar to deadlock in that no progress is made but differs in that neither process is blocked or waiting for anything. A human example of livelock would be two […]
[liv-lawng, -long] /ˈlɪvˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/ adjective 1. (of time) whole or entire, especially when tediously long, slow in passing, etc.: We picked apples the livelong day. /ˈlɪvˌlɒŋ/ adjective (mainly poetic) 1. (of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day) 2. whole; entire noun 3. (Brit) […]