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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lively \Live"ly\, a. [Compar. Livelier; superl. Liveliest.] [For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.] 1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living. [1913 Webster] Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth. [1913 Webster] But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste, With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile He seems. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited. [1913 Webster] From grave to gay, from lively to severe. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. Representing life; lifelike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I spied the lively picture of my father. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous. [1913 Webster] The colors of the prism are manifestly more full, intense, and lively that those of natural bodies. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] His faith must be not only living, but lively too. --South. [1913 Webster] Lively stones (Script.), saints, as being quickened by the Spirit, and active in holiness. Syn: Brisk; vigorous; quick; nimble; smart; active; alert; sprightly; animated; spirited; prompt; earnest; strong; energetic; vivid; vivacious; blithe; gleeful; airy; gay; jocund. [1913 Webster]