What does vivid mean?

Definitions for vivid
ˈvɪv ɪdvivid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vividadjective

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

    "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"

  2. vividadjective

    having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

    "a vivid recollection"

  3. bright, brilliant, vividadjective

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

  4. intense, vividadjective

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Wiktionary

  1. vividnoun

    A felt-tipped permanent marker.

  2. vividadjective

    clear, detailed or powerful

  3. vividadjective

    bright, intense or colourful

  4. Etymology: From vividus, from vivere, akin to vita, Greek βίος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vividadjective

    true to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors

  2. Vividadjective

    forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination

Freebase

  1. Vivid

    Vivid is the debut album by the American heavy metal band Living Colour, which was released on May 3, 1988. The band was discovered by Mick Jagger while playing a show at punk club CBGB's in 1987. The fact that Living Colour is an all-black heavy metal band drew much attention to the band and the album, which contained three singles and became one of the most popular albums of 1988, reaching #6 on the Billboard 200 and certified double platinum by the RIAA. The band would later receive a Grammy for their next studio release, Time's Up. The song "Funny Vibe" features a cameo appearance from Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. Vivid is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It also contains a cover version of the Talking Heads' "Memories Can't Wait."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vivid

    viv′id, adj. lively or life-like: having the appearance of life: forming brilliant images in the mind: striking.—adv. Viv′idly.—ns. Viv′idness, Vivid′ity.—adj. Vivif′ic, vivifying.—ns. Vivificā′tion; Viv′ifier.—v.t. Viv′ify, to make vivid, endue with life. [L. vividusvivĕre, to live.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vivid' in Adjectives Frequency: #1024

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vivid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vivid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vivid in a Sentence

  1. Donnacha Dennehy:

    They should be collected for schoolchildren, they're the most vivid contemporary accounts.

  2. James Thurber:

    Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern.

  3. Avi Mayer:

    While high-profile attacks such as those at the Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012, the Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014, and the kosher supermarket in Paris and the synagogue in Copenhagen last year have certainly been the most vivid instances of violence targeting French and European Jews, the French Jewish community has been living with a deep sense of insecurity for quite some time.

  4. Ken Burns:

    Joe was a very brave and courageous reporter and phenomenal storyteller the likes of which they don’t make anymore, we were lucky he came into our lives and made our understanding of the Vietnam War that much more vivid.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The free pen, prone to pour out the suggestions of artless affection, vivid imagination, or domestic anecdote, is as much woman's especial instrument as the needle.

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