Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Vigor (Page: 1609)

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 morally; force; energy.

The vigor of this arm was never vain. Dryden.

2. Strength or force in animal or force in animal or vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor.

3. Strength; efficacy; potency.

But in the fruithful earth . . . His beams, unactive else, their vigor find. Milton.
&hand; Vigor and its derivatives commonly imply active strength, or the power of action and exertion, in distinction from passive strength, or strength to endure.
Vigor (Page: 1609)

Vig"or, v. t. To invigorate. [Obs.] Feltham.