ETYM French actif, Latin activus, from agere to act.
1. Characterized by energetic activity.
2. Characterized by energetic bodily activity; SYN. physical.
3. (Grammar) Expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. 'to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. 'running' in 'running water'); SYN. dynamic.
4. (Military) Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; SYN. combat-ready, fighting.
5. (Of e.g. volcanos) Being in a state of action or potential action.
6. (Pathology) Tending to become more severe or wider in scope.
7. Being in physical motion; SYN. on the move.
8. (Astronomy; of the sun) Characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions.
9. Disposed to take action or effectuate change.
10. Exerting influence or producing an effect.
11. Engaged in full-time work; (military).
12. In operation.
13. Taking part in an activity; SYN. participating.
ETYM Old Eng. busi, bisi, AS. bysig; akin to Dutch bezig, LG. besig; cf. Skr. bhűsh to be active, busy.
1. Crowded with or characterized by much activity.
2. Actively or fully engaged or occupied.
3. Overcrowded or cluttered with detail; SYN. fussy.
4. (Of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) Unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; ('engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); SYN. engaged, in use.
ETYM French diligent, Latin diligens, -entis, p. pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di- = dis- + legere to choose. Related to Legend.
1. Characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks.
2. Quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; SYN. persevering.
10.hare at work
ETYM Latin industrius, industriosus: cf. French industrieux. Related to Industry.
1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not lazy or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor.
2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim.
ETYM Latin laboriosus,fr. labor labor: cf. French laborieux.
1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices.
2. Toilsome; tiresome.
ETYM French notable, Latin notabilis, from notare to mark, nota mark, note. Related to Note.
1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.
2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished.
3. Well-known; notorious.
Full of enthusiasm or eagerness
1. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
2. Possessing material wealth
3. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense
4. Of great worth or quality
5. Pleasantly full and mellow
6. Highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs
7. (Metallurgy; chemistry) High in mineral content
8. Very productive
ETYM Latin studious: cf. French studieux. Related to Study.
Marked by care and effort.
1. Having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange.
2. Having worth or merit or value; SYN. worthful.
1. Having wealth; having large fortunes; opulent; affluent; rich.
2. Ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.
Sinonimi: valued at
ETYM Old Eng. worth, wurth, AS. weorth, wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. werth, Dutch waard, Old High Germ. werd, German wert, werth, Icel. verthr, Swed. värd, Dan. vaerd, Goth. waírps, and perhaps to Eng. wary. Related to Stalwart, Ware an article of merchandise, Worship.
Having a specified value; SYN. valued at.
1. Having monetary or material value.
1. Full of merit
2. Having value
1. Having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
2. Meriting respect or esteem.
3. Morally admirable.