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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.

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

  2. vividadjective

    clear, detailed or powerful

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

  3. vividadjective

    bright, intense or colourful

    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. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    He who knows the surface of the earth and the topography of a country only through the examination of maps..is like a man who learns the opera of Meyerbeer or Rossini by reading only reviews in the newspapers. The brush of landscape artists Lorrain, Ruysdael, or Calame can reproduce on canvas the sun's ray, the coolness of the heavens, the green of the fields, the majesty of the mountains...but what can never be stolen from Nature is that vivid impression that she alone can and knows how to impart--the music of the birds, the movement of the trees, the aroma peculiar to the place--the inexplicable something the traveller feels that cannot be defined and which seems to awaken in him distant memories of happy days, sorrows and joys gone by, never to return!

  2. William E. Channing:

    Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.

  3. Jason Garrett:

    We felt a real burden and a responsibility to have success for this area and for the people who were going through such challenging times, and I thought that moment captured it where we all kind of came together, it's still one of my favorite pictures I've ever had in football. I have it in my office. I have it at my house. So many distinct memories of that time. Twenty years later, I mean, they're vivid. They're vivid and you can still feel them. Obviously, a very tragic time in our country's history.

  4. Sergey Lavrov:

    The attempt of Americans to build a unipolar world did not succeed, they understand it. The whole world understands that you can't do without Russia. The very fact of a meeting and dialogue is a vivid confirmation of it. Honor and praise to President Vladimir V. Putin for being able to strengthen Russia's authority in the international arena so that no matter how the Americans and the EU try to exist in confrontation with us, to pressure us with sanctions, they still have to look for ways of getting closer with us. They all still have to come to Russia.

  5. Donnacha Dennehy:

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

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