urgently needed; absolutely necessary
"a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"
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"
full of life, lively, vital(adj)
full of spirit
"a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
manifesting or characteristic of life
"a vital, living organism"; "vital signs"
Relating to, or characteristic of life.
Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.
The brain is a vital organ.
Invigorating or life-giving.
The sunu2019s vital radiation.
Necessary to continued existence.
The transition to farming was vital for the creation of civilisation.
Relating to the recording of life events.
Birth, marriage and death certificates are vital records.
It is vital that you don't forget to do your homework.
belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions
contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood
containing life; living
being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal
very necessary; highly important; essential
capable of living; in a state to live; viable
a vital part; one of the vitals
Origin: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vī′tal, adj. belonging or contributing to life: containing or necessary to life: important as life: essential.—n. Vītalisā′tion.—v.t. Vī′talise, to make vital or alive: to give life to or furnish with the vital principle.—ns. V#x12B;′talism, the doctrine that there is a vital principle distinct from the organisation of living bodies, which directs all their actions and functions; Vī′talist, one who holds this doctrine.—adj. Vītalis′tic.—n. Vītal′ity, quality of being vital: principle or power of life: capacity to endure and flourish.—adv. Vī′tally.—n.pl. Vī′tals, the interior organs essential for life: the part of any whole necessary for its existence.—n. Vītā′tiveness (phrenol.), the love of life, a faculty assigned to a protuberance under the ear.—Vital force, the principle of life in animals and plants; Vital functions, power, ability to continue living; Vital principle, that principle on which the life of an organism is thought to depend; Vital statistics, a division of statistics dealing with the facts and problems concerning population. [L. vitalis—vita, life—vivĕre, to live; cog. with Gr. bios, life.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2025
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3278
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Adjectives Frequency: #268
The numerical value of vital in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
The body will protect its vital organs, so it shifts fluid away from muscles and anything that's not vital.
Nuclear power is China's only scalable replacement energy and is a vital choice in China's energy strategy.
We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force...
EPA’s proposal to strengthen the standard is a vital step forward in the fight to protect all Americans from the dangers of breathing ozone pollution.
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- vitalCatalan, Valencian
- životně důležitýCzech
- olennainen, tärkeä, elämäkerrallinen, elintärkeä, elin-, vitaaliFinnish
- 생명의, 중요한Korean
- essentieel, vitaalDutch
- livsoppholdende, vital, livsviktig, kjempeviktig, levendeNorwegian
- необходимый, насущный, демографический, жизненно важный, животворный, жизненныйRussian
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