Definition of active noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

active

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæktɪv//
 
(also active voice)[singular]
 
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the form of a verb in which the subject is the person or thing that performs the action In “She drove the car,” “she” is the subject and the verb “drove” is in the active. compare passive
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: active