Definitions for vicarious
vaɪˈkɛər i əs, vɪ-vi·car·i·ous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vicarious.
experienced at secondhand
"read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another
Experienced or gained by the loss or to the consequence of another, such as through watching or reading.
People experience vicarious pleasures through watching television.
Done on behalf of others
The concept of vicarious atonement, that one person can atone for the sins of another, is found in many religions.
Etymology: From vicārius "vicarious, substituted"
Vicarious is a song by American rock band Tool. The song is the first single released from their fourth full-length studio album 10,000 Days. Debuting on Maynard's 42nd birthday, April 17, 2006 on commercial radio, the seven-minute song debuted on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts both at number two. It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
Vicarious refers to the experience or feeling of emotions, actions, or sensations through another person, as opposed to directly experiencing it oneself. It often implies a secondhand experience or a substitution of oneself for another.
of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority
acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer
performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment
acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation
Etymology: [L. vicarius, from vicis change, alternation, turn, the position, place, or office of one person as assumed by another; akin to Gr. e'i`kein to yield, give way, G. wechsel a change, and probably also to E. weak. See Weak, and cf. Vice, prep.]
"Vicarious" is a song by American rock band Tool. The song is the first single released from their fourth full-length studio album 10,000 Days. Debuting on April 17, 2006 on commercial radio, the seven-minute song entered the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart at #2. It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
The numerical value of vicarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of vicarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.
Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.
Just being a dad, I had the same kind of conversation that I had with (Ryan), it was an important aspect of Youre facing a situation of trauma and theres vicarious trauma for people in it. Bringing up peoples awareness about what happens to performance and how you process and the need to process it and process it in your own way. That was kind of the theme of our conversation.
Experience is the best teacher- Personal but also vicarious
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for vicarious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for vicarious »
Find a translation for the vicarious definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"vicarious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 7 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/vicarious>.