What does vital mean?

Definitions for vital
ˈvaɪt lvi·tal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vital.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. critical, vitaladjective

    urgently needed; absolutely necessary

    "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"

  2. vital, life-sustainingadjective

    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, vitaladjective

    full of spirit

    "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"

  4. vitaladjective

    manifesting or characteristic of life

    "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs"

Wiktionary

  1. vitaladjective

    Relating to, or characteristic of life.

  2. vitaladjective

    Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.

    The brain is a vital organ.

  3. vitaladjective

    Invigorating or life-giving.

    The sun's vital radiation.

  4. vitaladjective

    Necessary to continued existence.

    The transition to farming was vital for the creation of civilisation.

  5. vitaladjective

    Relating to the recording of life events.

    Birth, marriage and death certificates are vital records.

  6. vitaladjective

    Important

    It is vital that you don't forget to do your homework.

ChatGPT

  1. vital

    Vital refers to something that is absolutely necessary or extremely important. It could also relate to the continuation of life, relating to essential bodily functions or life-sustaining. Furthermore, in a more specific biological context, vital can refer to the organs in the body that are essential for life, like the heart or lungs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitaladjective

    belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions

  2. Vitaladjective

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

  3. Vitaladjective

    containing life; living

  4. Vitaladjective

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

  5. Vitaladjective

    very necessary; highly important; essential

  6. Vitaladjective

    capable of living; in a state to live; viable

  7. Vitalnoun

    a vital part; one of the vitals

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

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VITAL

    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

  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

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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. Jasmin Wertz:

    We tend to think of young people as vital, fit and healthy. We also tend to think that chronic medical conditions only affect older people. Sadly, for people who experience mental illness, the reality can look quite different.

  2. Melania Trump:

    It took so many kind and caring people focused on these very brave and amazing children, and the end result is something everyone should be proud of, this garden will be a quiet space for children to benefit from nature's most important elements: fresh air and beautiful views to relax and enjoy in peace. It has always been my belief that a nurturing and positive environment is vital to the health and well-being of all children.

  3. Ronnie Kasrils:

    It was vital that Zuma had the heads of intelligence to do his bidding. It gives you the ability to dig up dirt on politicians and keep a close eye on opponents.

  4. Timothy Clune:

    It is inexplicable that during this pandemic, the Governor would choose not to have ASL interpreters at his daily live televised briefings, as a result, New Yorkers are unable to obtain vital life and death information at the time they need it most.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    SB 4 is constitutional, lawful and a vital step in securing our borders.

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  • Jaelynn
    any meanings of it at all please say yes or no or even show me where it is at please?
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