What does vigilant mean?

Definitions for vigilantˈvɪdʒ ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful(adj)

    carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

    "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"


  1. vigilant(Adjective)

    Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

    Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.

  2. Origin: From vigilant or its source, vigilans, present participle of vigilare, from vigil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vigilant(adj)

    attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary

  2. Origin: [L. vigilans, -antis, p. pr. of vigilare to watch, fr. vigil awake: cf. F. vigilant. See Vigil.]


  1. Vigilant

    Vigilant is a science fiction novel written by the Canadian author James Alan Gardner, published in 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. The book is the third volume in Gardner's "League of Peoples" series, after Expendable and Commitment Hour.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Douglas MacArthur:

    No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

  3. Frank Milstead:

    If you drive that stretch of roadway, always be vigilant, under these circumstances, be hyper vigilant.

  4. Francois Hollande:

    Vigilant that Guinea is always open to the world, that it isn't isolated, including during this phase, and that it can continue to ensure its development.

  5. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is a human owl, vigilant in darkness, and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.

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