What does vital mean?

Definitions for vital
ˈvaɪt lvi·tal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vital.

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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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. Jimmy Carter:

    Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband, her 'just say no' campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy for stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time.

  2. Frederick Hubbard:

    Now, the question is, what do we need to do to get them to recover ? said Dr. Frank Ridgleyhead of conservation and research at Zoo Miami. Biologists believe they have the answer. Executives of the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating habitats for wildlife, in February finished building what they claim is the largest bat house in the world in an effort to save Floridas high flyers. Nobody else is doing this kind of work. Not on this scale, said Frederick Hubbard, the sanctuarys executive director. The two-tier structure can house up to 250,000 bats. The University of Florida boasts large bat houses of The University of Florida own.According to the [ UF ] web site, theyre the biggest occupied bat houses in the world, Frederick Hubbard told the Miami Herald. Our bat house is technically bigger. Were trying to get the wording right on that. Frederick Hubbard says the batstend to form colonies, living together and procreating. The new two-tier bat house can hold up to 250,000 total bats. ( Elina Shirazi/Fox News) Theres usually a dominant male, a large male who establishes and claims these coveted kinds of spaces and then he tries to attract females and the females tend to then be attracted to a male who is going to defend the territory and keep a safe space for them, Ridgley said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Ridgley says the bats are vital to biodiversity and in fact helpful to humans. Theyre cleaning up our skies. Theyre providing all these services and in some parts of the country, you know, bats literally provide billions of dollars of services to the residents, Ridgley said. Ridgley said its hard to know the history of the bats since they were only discovered as a unique species in 2004. There was very little known about this bat just about a decade ago. I mean they only knew of one place where they were roosting and it was a mystery across their whole range here in South Florida. Anything about them, you know, what kind of groups they had, what they need to survive. So there was a lot of intensive study going into answering some of these questions, said Ridgley. Ridgley estimates their population is now only in the hundreds, and technology is helping them to keep track. One device they use, an echo meter, plugs into a cell phone and identifies the type of bat and itslocation based off of sound. They do a type of echolocation and supposedly they have some recorded sounds that theyre going to be able to put up into the bat-house that will attract them, said Frederick Hubbard. Creators claim this bat house at the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is the largest in the world. Frederick Hubbard said that if their project accomplishes its aim, it may help rewrite the fate of these bats who have lost almost all of their habitat. For now, Frederick Hubbard said they are patiently waiting for the bats to rent out their space. Come home.

  3. Sergey Shapkhaev:

    Microorganisms also play a vital role in 'cleaning up' the lake’s water after the inflow of rivers, a reduction in their numbers might affect the water quality.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    Mr. Simpson’s company, Fusion GPS, is the same firm that oversaw the creation of the unverified Trump Dossier, it is vital for the Committee to fully understand Fusion’s failure to register under FARA and its role in the creating and spreading of the dossier.

  5. Khin Shwe:

    This is an outcome vital for correcting our poor image as an investment destination. Everybody around the world knows her face, so we can't miss this opportunity, that's why I put my trust in Aung San Suu Kyi. I am genuinely happy that the NLD is forming the new government.

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