American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. American alternative spelling of vigour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- v. obsolete To invigorate.
- 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)
“Bella the only one trying to push their views on anyone with vigor is you: Here are other cultures views on both Homosexuality and Abortion.”
“Hybrid vigor is a well-known phenomenon responsible for increased yields in corn, and metaphorically, for the economic and cultural flourishing of civilizations that engage in foreign trade.”
“He did not know that he was himself possessed of unusual brain vigor; nor did he know that the persons who were given to probing the depths and to thinking ultimate thoughts were not to be found in the drawing rooms of the world's”
“RantingTommy says: lol, vigor is trying to out-stupid tim this should be a fun contest to watch”
“RantingTommy says: tim may have the stamina advantage, but vigor is putting in one hell of a sprint”
“Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.”
“The fourth stage, through age forty or forty-five, "when men are in complete strength and vigor" is youth; the appropriate form and amount of exercise is very important at this time of life, writes Méndez, because "if we do not do what is necessary to consume and expend [the superfluities], diseases attack that give trouble in old age like torments in the side and kidneys, gout, and the disease of stones.”
“She lit the pipe with ease, clamping her ridged lips around the end of the long stem to draw vigor from the almost-spent contents.”
“If vine vigor is too high, you get a very dull, dilute wine, but if it's too low and the grapes get too much sun exposure, you get an insanely strong floral perfume that borders on offensive.”
“GILBERT: John F. Kennedy, again, a president who was very much responsible for the physical fitness craze that swept the country, became synonymous for the word vigor, urging an active lifestyle for his fellow countrymen.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘vigor’.
A marque list for cars--models or companies who've used common words as their name.
( visual, descriptive, open list )
http://www.wordnik.com/lists/static (opposite list, antonyms)
A list of words from our Thoreau readings.
Words used to create the names of Pokémon, which are usually portmanteaux.
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Words that make me think of Vampire: The Requiem
All my favourite words that I come across!
words to reference while writing something
verbs Adj Adv noun
Words I like to use, words I like but may forget.
Looking for tweets for vigor.