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
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 of vigor from the Web
Here are the four teams that should be pursuing him with the most vigor…
For all their resilience, equity investors remain anxious about an economy that has recently given uneven evidence of its vigor just as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates.
The third word in Art of Élan’s name means vigor and spirit.
The eruption regained vigor over the weekend, and the security teams near the volcano had to withdraw to safe distances.
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Origin and Etymology of vigor
Middle English vigour, from Anglo-French, from Latin vigor, from vigēre to be vigorous
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
VIGOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vigor for English Language Learners
: strength, energy, or determination
VIGOR Defined for Kids
Definition of vigor for Students
1 : strength or energy of body or mind the vigor of youth
2 : active strength or force He argued with great vigor.
Medical Definition of vigor
—see hybrid vigor
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