Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lively; vivid; vivacious; forcible. Bacon, War with Spain.
  • Bright; clear; distinct.
  • Long live: as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.

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

  • Long live, that is, success to
  • adjective obsolete Lively; animated; forcible.

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

  • adjective obsolete lively; animated; forcible

Etymologies

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Latin vivus: compare French vif. See vivid.

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