vigor
noun Etymology: Middle English vigour, from Anglo-French, from Latin vigor, from vigēre to be vigorous Date: 14th century 1. active bodily or mental strength or force 2. active healthy well-balanced growth especially of plants 3. intensity of action or effect ; force 4. effective legal status

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  • Vigor — is a clone of vi for UNIX that adds, as a joke, a cruel parody of Clippit, the Microsoft Office assistant. The name is a portmanteau of vi (the name of the original text editor) and Igor, Dr. Frankenstein s assistant. Vigor was written by Joel… …   Wikipedia

  • Vigor — Vig or, n. [OE. vigour, vigor, OF. vigor, vigur, vigour, F. vigueur, fr. L. vigor, fr. vigere to be lively or strong. See {Vegetable}, {Vigil}.] 1. Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vigor — vigor, vim, spirit, dash, esprit, verve, punch, élan, drive can all denote a quality of force, forcefulness, or energy. Vigor implies a strength that proceeds from a fundamental soundness or robustiousness or a display of energy or forcefulness… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vigor — [vig′ər] n. [ME vigour < OFr < L vigor < vigere, to be strong < vegere: see WAKE1] 1. active physical or mental force or strength; vitality 2. active or healthy growth [the vigor of a plant] 3. intensity, force, or energy [the vigor… …   English World dictionary

  • vigor — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. vigour, O.Fr. vigor, from L. vigorem (nom. vigor) liveliness, activity, force, from vigere be lively, flourish, thrive, from PIE *wog /*weg be lively or active (see VIGIL (Cf. vigil)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vigor — or chiefly Brit vigour see HYBRID VIGOR * * * vig·or (vigґər) [L. vigere to flourish] a combination of attributes of living organisms which expresses itself in rapid growth, high fertility and fecundity, and long life …   Medical dictionary

  • Vigor — Nom porté en Normandie. C est un ancien nom de baptême (du latin vigor = force) popularisé par un saint du VIe siècle, évêque de Bayeux, qui a donné son nom à plusieurs localités …   Noms de famille

  • vigor — (Del lat. vigor, ōris). 1. m. Fuerza o actividad notable de las cosas animadas o inanimadas. 2. Viveza o eficacia de las acciones en la ejecución de las cosas. 3. Fuerza de obligar en las leyes u ordenanzas. 4. Duración de las costumbres o… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • vigor — (Brit. vigour) ► NOUN 1) physical strength and good health. 2) effort, energy, and enthusiasm. ORIGIN Latin vigor, from vigere be lively …   English terms dictionary

  • Vigor — Vig or, v. t. To invigorate. [Obs.] Feltham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vigor — (lat.), 1) Kraft, Stärke, Lebenskraft; 2) Nachdruck. Vigōre commissiōnis, traft erhaltenen Auftrags; V. rescripti, kraft erhaltener Verordnung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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