What does VITAL mean?

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ˈvaɪt lVITAL

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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"

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 sun's 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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  2. Vital(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  3. Vital(adj)

    containing life; living

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  4. Vital(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  5. Vital(adj)

    very necessary; highly important; essential

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  6. Vital(adj)

    capable of living; in a state to live; viable

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

  7. Vital(noun)

    a vital part; one of the vitals

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vital

    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. vitalisvita, life—vivĕre, to live; cog. with Gr. bios, life.]

Editors Contribution

  1. vital

    Just and fair for the collective animals, human beings and universal beings.

    All vitamins and minerals are necessary to maintain life.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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

How to pronounce VITAL?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say VITAL in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VITAL in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VITAL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of VITAL in a Sentence

  1. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    The world is the sum-total of our vital possibilities.

  2. Matthew Gravatt:

    The EPA should not be bragging about cutting vital safeguards for our air, water and climate. Going above and beyond Trump's arbitrary benchmark is not an achievement, it only proves that Andrew Wheeler couldn't care less about the health and safety of those Andrew Wheeler is supposed to protect.

  3. Sebastian Lund:

    Traders provide market liquidity and play a vital role in establishing dynamic and fair market prices.

  4. Saudi Arabia:

    The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests.

  5. Chris Chadwick:

    The Long Range Strike-Bomber program is of vital importance to our customer and to this nation, so we will rigorously deliberate whether to protest this award.

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