from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Strong and healthy; robust.
  • adjective Growing or spreading rapidly.
  • adjective Characterized by or done with force and energy: synonym: active.
  • adjective Forceful; effective.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessing vigor of body or mind; full of strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; powerful; having strong vitality or power of growth, as a plant; also, having or exerting force of any kind.
  • Exhibiting or resulting from vigor, energy, or strength, either physical or mental; powerful; forcible; energetic; strong.
  • Synonyms Hale, sound, sturdy, hearty, thrifty, flourishing.
  • 1 and Nervous, spirited.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust.
  • adjective Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Physically strong and active.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective strong and active physically or mentally
  • adjective characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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