What does vigor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. energy, vigor, vigour, zipnoun

    forceful exertion

    "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"

  2. vigor, vigour, dynamism, heartinessnoun

    active strength of body or mind

  3. energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vimnoun

    an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

    "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"


  1. vigor

    Vigor refers to physical strength, good health, or energy; or mental strength, force, or vitality characterized by a robust or energetic attitude or action. It may also refer to the capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vigornoun

    active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy

  2. Vigornoun

    strength or force in animal or force in animal or vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor

  3. Vigornoun

    strength; efficacy; potency

  4. Vigorverb

    to invigorate

  5. Etymology: [OE. vigour, vigor, OF. vigor, vigur, vigour, F. vigueur, fr. L. vigor, fr. vigere to be lively or strong. See Vegetable, Vigil.]


  1. Vigor

    Vigor is a clone of vi for UNIX that adds, as a joke, a cruel parody of Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant. The name is a portmanteau of vi and Igor, Dr. Frankenstein's assistant. Vigor was written by Joel Ray "Piquan" Holveck in Sunnyvale, California, and the logo for Vigor was created by Tom Mulder. Vigor has spawned ports to other text editors as well, including Vim. There is also a Vigor visualization plugin for the audio player XMMS. The idea for Vigor originated in the User Friendly on-line comic strip by J.D. "Illiad": Vigor is currently hosted on SourceForge.net. Released under a BSD license, Vigor is free software.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VIGOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vigor is ranked #121590 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vigor surname appeared 142 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vigor.

    92.2% or 131 total occurrences were White.
    7% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vigor in a Sentence

  1. Hisashi Mizutori:

    What's unique is beauty and youthful vigor. There's a definite youthful energy, japanese gymnastics has always been known for its beauty, and now it's a matter of combining these well.

  2. John Boehner:

    We want people that are going to get it done, they get elected. They're full of vim and vigor. They're going to change things... They come down to these magnificent vaulted ceilings that you see all over Washington. And what happens? They become different people.

  3. Tami Smith:

    When you feel as though you're isolated and alone on your fitness journey, it's often hard to keep at it with the gumption and vigor with which you started, but with a little help from some uplifting friends, whether in real life or online, you'll find yourself feeling a new level of motivation and encouragement.

  4. Sam Bolle:

    Dick Dale taught me to live your life the way you want to live it. Dick Dale definitely did Dick Dale with vigor and ferociousness of spirit, i'm so happy and stoked that Dick Dale was able to entertain and bring joy to people's lives as long as Dick Dale did.

  5. John Stuart Mill:

    The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

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