from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of animation and spirit; lively: a charming and vivacious host.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lively and animated; full of life and energy.
- adj. Long-lived.
- adj. Difficult to kill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.
- adj. Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry.
- adj. Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perennial: sometimes applied to plants which live from year to year.
- Having vigorous powers of life; long-lived; tenacious of life.
- Lively; active; sprightly in temper or conduct; proceeding from or characterized by sprightliness.
- Synonyms Animated, brisk, gay, merry, jocund, lighthearted, sportive, frolicsome. See animation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. vigorous and animated
From Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, from vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vīvāx ("lively, vigorous"), from vīvō ("to live"). (Wiktionary)