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Definition: Active wealth
, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.]
1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change;
communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to
, that receives; as, certain active principles;
the powers of the mind.
2. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body;
nimble; as, an active child or animal.
Active and nervous was his gait. --Wordsworth.
3. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; --
opposed to quiescent
, or extinct
active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
4. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic;
diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull
, or inert
; as, an active man of business;
active mind; active zeal.
5. Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to
or to tranquil
; as, active employment or
service; active scenes.
6. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical;
operative; -- opposed to speculative
as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
7. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
8. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease;
an active remedy.
(a) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to
. See Active voice
, under Voice
(b) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts
upon or affects something else; transitive.
(c) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct
from mere existence or state.
, Active wealth
, money, or property that
may readily be converted into money.
Syn: Agile; alert; brisk; vigorous; nimble; lively; quick;
sprightly; prompt; energetic.
, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde
luxury. See Weal
1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] “Let no man seek
his own, but every man another's wealth.”
--1 Cor. x. 24.
2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which
are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly
estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
I have little wealth to lose. --Shak.
Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.
Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing
else. --F. A.
(a) In the private sense, all pooperty which has a money
(b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material
objects, which have economic utility.
(c) Specif. called personal wealth
. Those energies,
faculties, and habits directly contributing to make
people industrially efficient.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
. See under Active
Syn: Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.