Definitions for vitalˈvaɪt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•talˈvaɪt l(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or necessary to life:

    vital processes.

    Category: Biology

  2. energetic, lively, or forceful:

    a vital leader.

  3. necessary to the existence, continuance, or well-being of something; essential.

  4. of critical importance:

    vital decisions.

  5. deadly:

    a vital wound.

Origin of vital:

1350–1400; < L vītālis=vīt(a) life, der. of vīvere to live (akin to bio- , quick , Skt jīvati (he) lives) +-ālis -al1

vi′tal•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. critical, vital(adj)

    urgently needed; absolutely necessary

    "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"

  2. vital, life-sustaining(adj)

    performing an essential function in the living body

    "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise"

  3. full of life, lively, vital(adj)

    full of spirit

    "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"

  4. vital(adj)

    manifesting or characteristic of life

    "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vital(adjective)ˈvaɪt l

    very important or necessary; = essential

    The device plays a vital role in fighting fraud.; political changes that are vital for the future of the country

  2. vitalˈvaɪt l

    necessary in order to stay alive

    the vital organs

Wiktionary

  1. vital(Adjective)

    Relating to, or characteristic of life.

  2. vital(Adjective)

    Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.

    The brain is a vital organ.

  3. vital(Adjective)

    Invigorating or life-giving.

    The sunu2019s vital radiation.

  4. vital(Adjective)

    Necessary to continued existence.

    The transition to farming was vital for the creation of civilisation.

  5. vital(Adjective)

    Relating to the recording of life events.

    Birth, marriage and death certificates are vital records.

  6. vital(Adjective)

    Important

    It is vital that you don't forget to do your homework.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vital(adj)

    belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions

  2. Vital(adj)

    contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood

  3. Vital(adj)

    containing life; living

  4. Vital(adj)

    being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal

  5. Vital(adj)

    very necessary; highly important; essential

  6. Vital(adj)

    capable of living; in a state to live; viable

  7. Vital(noun)

    a vital part; one of the vitals

Freebase

  1. Vital

    Vital is Van der Graaf Generator's first live album, recorded at the Marquee Club. Vital was recorded 16 January 1978, and released in July, one month after the band played at the Kohfidish Festival in Austria which, excluding one-off reunions, would be the band's last concert until 2005. The album was credited under the truncated name Van der Graaf, like the previous year's The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome, and featured the same line-up plus newcomer cellist Charles Dickie, who had officially joined the band in August 1977. Original saxophonist David Jackson, who had left before in early 1977 partially due to original organist Hugh Banton's departure, re-joined the band for this recording. The European release was a double LP on Charisma Records, ref'ed CVL0D101; the US release on double vinyl LP was on PVC Records, PVC 9901. The album was originally issued twice in the UK, first with the entire 2LP track listing on the cover and label, but only actually containing sides one and two, and then reissued restoring some of the songs from sides three and four and correcting the cover and label. The entire double CD version was only issued in Japan. This version had a booklet with incorrect lyrics. In 2005 a remastered double CD version which restored the omitted tracks was released, as part of a Van der Graaf Generator reissue series.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2025

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3278

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Adjectives Frequency: #268


Translations for vital

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vital(adjective)

essential; of the greatest importance

Speed is vital to the success of our plan; It is vital that we arrive at the hospital soon.

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