Definitions for: Vigor


[n] an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"
[n] active strength of body or mind
[n] an exertion of force; "he plays tennis with great energy"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vig"or, n. [OE. vigour, vigor, OF. vigor, vigur, vigour,
F. vigueur, fr. L. vigor, fr. vigere to be lively or strong.
See Vegetable, Vigil.]
1. Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for
exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force;
energy.

The vigor of this arm was never vain. --Dryden.

2. Strength or force in animal or force in animal or
vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor.

3. Strength; efficacy; potency.

But in the fruithful earth . . . His beams, unactive
else, their vigor find. --Milton.

Note: Vigor and its derivatives commonly imply active
strength, or the power of action and exertion, in
distinction from passive strength, or strength to
endure.


Vig"or, v. t.
To invigorate. [Obs.] --Feltham.

Synonyms: energy, vigour, vim

See Also: athleticism, force, forcefulness, life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness, strength, strenuosity, verve, vitality

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