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VITALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vitality mean? 

VITALITY (noun)
  The noun VITALITY has 4 senses:

1. an energetic style
2. a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
3. (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
4. the property of being able to survive and grow

  Familiarity information: VITALITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VITALITY (noun)


Sense 1vitality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An energetic style

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

verve; vitality

Hypernyms ("vitality" is a kind of...):

energy; muscularity; vigor; vigour; vim (an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vitality"):

light; spark; sparkle; twinkle (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance)


Sense 2vitality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A healthy capacity for vigorous activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

vim; vitality; energy

Context examples:

jogging works off my excess energy / he seemed full of vim and vigor

Hypernyms ("vitality" is a kind of...):

good health; healthiness (the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vitality"):

juice (energetic vitality)

ch'i; chi; ki; qi (the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health)


Sense 3vitality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

vital force; life force; elan vital; vitality

Hypernyms ("vitality" is a kind of...):

force ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


Sense 4vitality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being able to survive and grow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

animation; vitality

Context example:

the vitality of a seed

Hypernyms ("vitality" is a kind of...):

aliveness; animateness; liveness (the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life)

Attribute:

alive; live (possessing life)

dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)


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