What is Alive ?
Alive is (adj) 1. not dead He was still alive when he was rescued, even though he had been in the sea for hours. When my grandfather was alive, there were no supermarkets. (NOTE: not used in front of a noun: the fish is alive but a live fish.) 2. alive to knowing and understanding alive with full of 3. lively The fishing village is rather dead during the day time, but really comes alive at night.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level