Definition of Come alive
1. Verb. Stop sleeping. "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
Entails: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Arousal, Awakening, Waker, Wakening
Antonyms: Fall Asleep
Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Alive
Literary usage of Come alive
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Art-literature Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frances Elizabeth Chutter (1909)
"A NOAH'S ARK come alive If you never drove over the sparkling snow in a red sled drawn by a big, furry, white dog (who is really a Good Wolf in Disguise) ..."
2. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"Wait. And may I presume to bring a contract to be signed this night 1 may I hope so far? Ladt/ Wish. Bring what you will; but come alive, pray come alive. ..."