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ˈvɪv ɪdvivid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid(adj)

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

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

  2. vivid(adj)

    having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

    "a vivid recollection"

  3. bright, brilliant, vivid(adj)

    having striking color

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

  4. intense, vivid(adj)

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Wiktionary

  1. vivid(Noun)

    A felt-tipped permanent marker.

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

  2. vivid(Adjective)

    clear, detailed or powerful

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

  3. vivid(Adjective)

    bright, intense or colourful

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivid(adj)

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

  2. Vivid(adj)

    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. Denis Watley:

    Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

  2. G. K. Chesterton:

    Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If Narcissus was living today, he would've loved Selfies, and surely enjoyed posting vivid selfies on social media, at least a couple of hundreds every day, so as to keep pace with Selfie-obsessed new generation.

  4. Spiegel Grau:

    Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people — including me — for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives, millions of words have been written about Prince — books and articles, essays and criticism — but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.

  5. 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.

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