from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force.
- n. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
- n. Strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity.
- n. Legal effectiveness or validity.
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- n. Alternative spelling of vigour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.
- n. Strength or force in animal or vegetable nature or action.
- n. Strength; efficacy; potency.
- transitive v. To invigorate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Active strength or force of body; physical force; a flourishing physical condition; also, strength of mind; mental health and power; by extension, force of healthy growth in plants.
- n. Strength or force in general; powerful or energetic action; energy; efficacy; potency.
- n. Synonyms Health, haleness, soundness, robustness, bloom, thriftiness.
- n. Might, power.
- To invigorate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. forceful exertion
- n. active strength of body or mind
- n. an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from vigēre, to be lively.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)