What does vivid mean?

Definitions for vividˈvɪv ɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid(adj)

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

    "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"

  2. vivid(adj)

    having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

    "a vivid recollection"

  3. bright, brilliant, vivid(adj)

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

  4. intense, vivid(adj)

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Wiktionary

  1. vivid(Noun)

    A felt-tipped permanent marker.

  2. vivid(Adjective)

    clear, detailed or powerful

  3. vivid(Adjective)

    bright, intense or colourful

  4. Origin: From vividus, from vivere, akin to vita, Greek βίος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivid(adj)

    true to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors

  2. Vivid(adj)

    forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination

Freebase

  1. Vivid

    Vivid is the debut album by the American heavy metal band Living Colour, which was released on May 3, 1988. The band was discovered by Mick Jagger while playing a show at punk club CBGB's in 1987. The fact that Living Colour is an all-black heavy metal band drew much attention to the band and the album, which contained three singles and became one of the most popular albums of 1988, reaching #6 on the Billboard 200 and certified double platinum by the RIAA. The band would later receive a Grammy for their next studio release, Time's Up. The song "Funny Vibe" features a cameo appearance from Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. Vivid is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It also contains a cover version of the Talking Heads' "Memories Can't Wait."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vivid

    viv′id, adj. lively or life-like: having the appearance of life: forming brilliant images in the mind: striking.—adv. Viv′idly.—ns. Viv′idness, Vivid′ity.—adj. Vivif′ic, vivifying.—ns. Vivificā′tion; Viv′ifier.—v.t. Viv′ify, to make vivid, endue with life. [L. vividusvivĕre, to live.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vivid' in Adjectives Frequency: #1024

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vivid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vivid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Will:

    Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

  2. Jackie Speier:

    I have a very vivid recollection of that experience, it was the quintessential issue around womanhood.

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.

  4. Benjamin Agati:

    You go back and talk to witnesses, especially here in the murder of Judith Whitney, and most of their memories are just as vivid today as they were then.

  5. David Bennett:

    The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) graded 400 blue diamonds and only four of the 400 were graded (fancy) vivid blue. So even amongst this extremely rare class of blue diamonds, to get one vivid blue, 12 carats, internally flawless, is once in a blue moon.

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