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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Active as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 August 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 23 answers for the crossword clue 'Active', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Active a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Active as an answer itself some 134 times.

Active is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 with the answer being SPRY, we also found SPRY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Chemical agent capable of activity
  • Engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
  • Tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"
  • Expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
  • (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"
  • (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
  • (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
  • In operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"
  • (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
  • Taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"
  • Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"
  • A person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"
  • Characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
  • Full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BUSY
Crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"

SPRY
Moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

5 Letters

ALERT
A warning serves to make you more alert to danger

ALIVE
Possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

ASTIR
Out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning"

DOING

GOING
The act of departing

6 Letters

ATWORK
On the job; "had been at work for over an hour before her boss arrived"

LIVELY
Full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"

MOVING
Used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion; "Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'"

NIMBLE
Moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

7 Letters

AT WORK

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

ONTHEGO
(of a person) very busy and active; "is always on the go"

WORKING
A mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

8 Letters

ANIMATED
Having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

FIGHTING
The act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

9 Letters

ENERGETIC Howard
Working hard to promote an enterprise

ONTHEMOVE

11 Letters

ACTIVEAGENT
Chemical agent capable of activity

ACTIVEVOICE
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"

COMBATREADY

13 Letters

PARTICIPATING
Taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"

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