LI'VELY, a. 1. Brisk; vigorous; vivacious; active; as a lively youth.2. Gay; airy.From grave to gay, from lively to severe.3. Representing life; as a lively imitation of nature.4. Animated; spirited; as a lively strain of eloquence; a lively description.5. Strong; energetic; as a lively faith or hope; a lively persuasion.Lively stones, in scripture. Saints are called lively stones, as being quickened by the Spirit and active in holiness.
LI'VELY, adv.1. Briskly; vigorously. [Little used.]2. With strong resemblance of life.That part of poetry must needs be best, which describes most lively our actions and passions. [Little used.]