Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wire carrying electric current.
  • n. Informal A vivacious, alert, or energetic person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An electrical wire through which there is a flow of electrical current.
  • n. An especially energetic, alert, or vivacious person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive.

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

  • n. an alert and energetic person

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Naghma would hand-wrap the live wire around the base of the lightbulb then to make a circuit.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • He's hot an 'cold at the one time, a live wire in an ice-chest.

    Chapter II

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  • "he's a real live wire if ya know what I mean"

    February 20, 2010