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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. active: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. active, the active: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. active: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. active: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. active: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. active, the active: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Active, active: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. active: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. active: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. active: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. active: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. active: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. ACTIVE: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. active: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. active: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. active: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Active (Casiopea album), Active (album), Active (ship), Active (sternwheeler), Active: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Active: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. active: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. active: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. active: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. active: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. active: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. active: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  25. active: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. active: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. active: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. active: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. active: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]
  30. Active: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Active: Health & Beauty Glossary [home, info]
  2. Active: Glossary of English Grammar Terms [home, info]
  3. ACTIVE: Technical Glossary of Theatre Terms [home, info]
  4. active: The Organon: A Conceptually Indexed Dictionary (by Genus and Differentia) [home, info]
  5. active: Literary Criticism [home, info]
  6. Active: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Active: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. active: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. Active: bizterms.net [home, info]
  4. Active: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  5. ACTIVE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  6. active: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  7. Active: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  8. active: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. active: Netlingo [home, info]
  2. active: Webopedia [home, info]
  3. active: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. active: Natural Health glossary [home, info]
  2. active: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  3. active: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. ACTIVE: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. ACTIVE: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  3. active: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. active, active [docking]: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. active: Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary [home, info]
  2. active: Construction deterioration & building durability glossary [home, info]
  3. Active: Glossary of video terms [home, info]
  4. Active: Beauty & Health Glossary [home, info]
  5. Active: National Weather Service Glossary [home, info]
  6. active: SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL TERMS [home, info]
  7. Active: Sweetwater Music [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (active)

noun:  a person devoted to the active life
noun:  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")
noun:  chemical agent capable of activity
adjective:  taking part in an activity ("An active member of the club")
adjective:  being in physical motion ("Active fish in the aquarium")
adjective:  engaged in or ready for military or naval operations ("On active duty")
adjective:  characterized by energetic activity ("An active toddler")
adjective:  engaged in full-time work ("Active duty")
adjective:  full of activity or engaged in continuous activity ("An active seaport")
adjective:  tending to become more severe or wider in scope ("Active tuberculosis")
adjective:  disposed to take action or effectuate change ("A director who takes an active interest in corporate operations")
adjective:  producing activity or change
adjective:  (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt ("Active volcanos")
adjective:  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
adjective:  expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor ("Hemingway favors active constructions")
adjective:  exerting influence or producing an effect ("An active ingredient")
adjective:  of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions
adjective:  characterized by energetic bodily activity ("Tennis is an active sport")
adjective:  in operation ("An active tradition")

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