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Webster 1913 Edition


vivid

viv′id

(vĭv′ĭd)
,
Adj.
[L.
vividus
, from
vivere
to life; akin to
vivus
living. See
Quick
,
Adj.
, and cf.
Revive
,
Viand
,
Victuals
,
Vital
.]
1.
True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense;
as,
vivid
colors
.
In dazzling streaks the
vivid
lightnings play.
Cowper.
Arts which present, with all the
vivid
charms of painting, the human face and human form divine.
Bp. Hobart.
2.
Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly;
as, a
vivid
imagination
.
Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly,
vivid
faculties to exercise . . . themselves in.
South.
Syn. – Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick; sprightly; active.
viv′id-ly
,
adv.
viv′id-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vivid

VIV'ID

,
Adj.
[L. vividus, from vivo, to live.]
1.
Lively; sprightly; active.
Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly vivid faculties to exert themselves in.
2.
Lively; sprightly; forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; as a vivid imagination.
3.
Bright; strong; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; as the vivid colors of the rainbow; the vivid green of flourishing vegetables.
Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of painting, the human face and human form divine.

Definition 2022


vivid

vivid

English

Noun

vivid (plural vivids)

  1. (New Zealand) A felt-tipped permanent marker, genericised from the brand.

Adjective

vivid (comparative vivider, superlative vividest)

  1. (of perception) Clear, detailed or powerful.
  2. (of an image) Bright, intense or colourful.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  3. Full of life, strikingly alive.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 32, in The Dust of Conflict:
      The vivid, untrammeled life appealed to him, and for a time he had found delight in it; but he was wise and knew that once peace was established there would be no room in Cuba for the Sin Verguenza.

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External links

  • vivid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • vivid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Spanish

Verb

vivid

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of vivir.