vigor

noun
vig·​or | \ ˈvi-gər How to pronounce vigor (audio) \

Definition of vigor

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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Examples of vigor in a Sentence

She defended her beliefs with great vigor. she was picked to lead the volunteer group because of her vigor and enthusiasm
Recent Examples on the Web The bleachers were buzzing, the concession stand was open for business and cheerleaders were supporting the home team with vigor. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, 4 Sep. 2021 The job market has been rebounding with vigor since the pandemic paralyzed economic activity last year and employers slashed more than 22 million jobs in March and April 2020. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2021 The job market has been rebounding with vigor since the pandemic paralyzed economic activity last year and employers slashed more than 22 million jobs in March and April 2020. CBS News, 26 Aug. 2021 The song-of-the-summer moniker is one WizKid’s label is pursuing with vigor. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 Fidyka shook my hand with exaggerated vigor, like a salesman. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 The population can multiply quickly to suck sap and vigor from a eugenia plant. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 7 Aug. 2021 The conflict between Gawain and the Green Knight, one of youthful vigor vs. ages-old nature, gives Patel free rein to emotionally explore a man having to figure himself out in the most fantastical of circumstances. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 30 July 2021 John Schaubach, who lives near Deerwood and moved to the area in 1978, said the vigor is authentic. Star Tribune, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of vigor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vigor

Middle English vigour, from Anglo-French, from Latin vigor, from vigēre to be vigorous

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“Vigor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vigor. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for vigor

vigor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vigor

: strength, energy, or determination

vigor

noun
vig·​or | \ ˈvi-gər How to pronounce vigor (audio) \

Kids Definition of vigor

1 : strength or energy of body or mind the vigor of youth
2 : active strength or force He argued with great vigor.

vigor

variants: or chiefly British vigour

Medical Definition of vigor

— see hybrid vigor

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