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Definitions for vital
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vital.
urgently needed; absolutely necessary
"a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"
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"
full of life, lively, vitaladjective
full of spirit
"a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
manifesting or characteristic of life
"a vital, living organism"; "vital signs"
Relating to, or characteristic of life.
Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.
The brain is a vital organ.
Invigorating or life-giving.
The sun's vital radiation.
Necessary to continued existence.
The transition to farming was vital for the creation of civilisation.
Relating to the recording of life events.
Birth, marriage and death certificates are vital records.
It is vital that you don't forget to do your homework.
belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions
contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood
containing life; living
being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal
very necessary; highly important; essential
capable of living; in a state to live; viable
a vital part; one of the vitals
Etymology: [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]
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
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. vitalis—vita, life—vivĕre, to live; cog. with Gr. bios, life.]
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
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vital is ranked #6739 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Vital surname appeared 5,004 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Vital.
53.4% or 2,676 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
26.6% or 1,332 total occurrences were Black.
14.9% or 750 total occurrences were White.
3.2% or 161 total occurrences were Asian.
1.5% or 76 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.1% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2025
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3278
Rank popularity for the word 'vital' in Adjectives Frequency: #268
The numerical value of vital in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of vital in a Sentence
It is absolutely vital that the truth comes out in what happened to Freddie Gray, i think what the people in Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That’s what people in our country expect.
The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.
This is one way to try to preserve our natural heritage, which is a vital part of our important tourism industry.
Today's bipartisan Senate vote is an important step toward ensuring the United States can negotiate and enforce strong, high-standards trade agreements, if done right, these agreements are vital to expanding opportunities for the middle class, leveling the playing field for American workers, and establishing rules for the global economy that help our businesses grow and hire by selling goods made in America to the rest of the world.
Given the extraordinarily complex battle space in these areas, it is vital that Turkey and all partners in the defeat-ISIS effort coordinate their actions closely as we work together to maintain maximum pressure on ISIS and ensure the safety of all Coalition personnel in theater.
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Translations for vital
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- vitalCatalan, Valencian
- životně důležitýCzech
- elintärkeä, olennainen, vitaali, tärkeä, elin-, elämäkerrallinenFinnish
- 중요한, 생명의Korean
- essentieel, vitaalDutch
- kjempeviktig, livsviktig, levende, vital, livsoppholdendeNorwegian
- жизненно важный, необходимый, жизненный, животворный, насущный, демографическийRussian
- thiết yếuVietnamese
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