Part of speech: adjective
Definition: Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal. Requiring or implying action or exertion; — opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn. Implying or producing rapid action. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice. Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive. Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state. enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner such a role in anal sex
Part of speech: noun
Definition: A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
Example sentence: Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.
Part of speech: verb
Definition: To encourage development or induce increased activity; to stimulate.