Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an active manner; by action or movement; hence, briskly or energetically: as, to engage actively in business; to work actively.
  • In an active sense; by active application or attention; in a way involving or implying action: opposed to passively: as, to employ a verb actively; to study actively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one's own action; voluntarily, not passively.
  • adverb (Gram.) In an active signification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an active manner.
  • adverb grammar In the active form; not passive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an active manner

Etymologies

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active +‎ -ly

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