6 letter words ending in ive

Active (a.) 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.

Active (a.) Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.

Active (a.) In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.

Active (a.) 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.

Active (a.) Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.

Active (a.) Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.

Active (a.) Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.

Active (a.) Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.

Active (a.) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.

Active (a.) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.

Active (a.) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.

Argive (a.) Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece.

Argive (n.) A native of Argos. Often used as a generic term, equivalent to Grecian or Greek.

Arrive (v. i.) To come to the shore or bank. In present usage: To come in progress by water, or by traveling on land; to reach by water or by land; -- followed by at (formerly sometimes by to), also by in and from.

Arrive (v. i.) To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.

Arrive (v. i.) To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.

Arrive (v. i.) To happen or occur.

Arrive (v. t.) To bring to shore.

Arrive (v. t.) To reach; to come to.

Arrive (n.) Arrival.

Belive (a.) Forthwith; speedily; quickly.

Cruive (n.) A kind of weir or dam for trapping salmon; also, a hovel.

Dative (a.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.

Dative (a.) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.

Dative (a.) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer.

Dative (a.) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law.

Dative (n.) The dative case. See Dative, a., 1.

Derive (v. t.) To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.

Derive (v. t.) To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.

Derive (v. t.) To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.

Derive (v. t.) To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.

Derive (v. i.) To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.

Endive (n.) A composite herb (Cichorium Endivia). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad.

Enlive (v. t.) To enliven.

Enrive (v. t.) To rive; to cleave.

Fotive (a.) Nourishing.

Glaive (n.) A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.

Glaive (n.) A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.

Inhive (v. t.) To place in a hive; to hive.

Inlive (v. t.) To animate.

Luxive (a.) Given to luxury; voluptuous.

Metive (n. f.) See Metis.

Motive (n.) That which moves; a mover.

Motive (n.) That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choise, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object.

Motive (n.) The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is develpoed. See also Leading motive, under Leading.

Motive (n.) That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.

Motive (a.) Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.

Motive (v. t.) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

Native (a.) Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

Native (a.) Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc.

Native (a.) Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries.

Native (a.) Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.

Native (a.) Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.

Native (a.) Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).

Native (a.) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.

Native (a.) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.

Native (n.) One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France.

Native (n.) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.

Nocive (a.) Hurtful; injurious.

Ortive (a.) Of or relating to the time or act of rising; eastern; as, the ortive amplitude of a planet.

Polive (n.) A pulley.

Regive (v. t.) To give again; to give back.

Relive (v. i.) To live again; to revive.

Relive (v. t.) To recall to life; to revive.

Revive (v. i.) To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.

Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.

Revive (v. i.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.

Revive (v. i.) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.

Revive (v. i.) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.

Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.

Revive (v. i.) To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.

Revive (v. i.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

Sative (a.) Sown; propagated by seed.

Shrive (v. t.) To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the agent.

Shrive (v. t.) To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.

Shrive (v. i.) To receive confessions, as a priest; to administer confession and absolution.

Strive (v. i.) To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.

Strive (v. i.) To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth.

Strive (v. i.) To vie; to compete; to be a rival.

Strive (n.) An effort; a striving.

Strive (n.) Strife; contention.

Thrive (v. i.) To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.

Thrive (v. i.) To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.

Thrive (v. i.) To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

Ungive (v. t. & i.) To yield; to relax; to give way.

Unhive (v. t. v. t.) To drive or remove from a hive.

Unhive (v. t. v. t.) To deprive of habitation or shelter, as a crowd.

Unlive (v. t.) To //ve in a contrary manner, as a life; to live in a manner contrary to.

Updive (v. i.) To spring upward; to rise.

Upgive (v. t.) To give up or out.

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