- active strength or force.
- healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality.
- energetic activity; energy; intensity: The economic recovery has given the country a new vigor.
- force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism, as a plant.
- active or effective force, especially legal validity.
Origin of vigor
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Examples from the Web for vigour
Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty...Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well.'Hysteria' and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator
April 27, 2012
Thereupon hostilities were resumed with vigour on both sides.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
That they should have held their own is a splendid tribute to the vigour of our race.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
The vigour and promptness of these measures cannot be too highly extolled.The Mudfog and Other Sketches
They are full of energy and vigour, even to an advanced age.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
His wife, to whom he was greatly attached, died in the prime and vigour of life.
- exuberant and resilient strength of body or mind; vitality
- substantial effective energy or forcethe vigour of the tempest
- forcefulness; intensitythe vigour of her complaints
- the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animalhybrid vigour
- the most active period or stage of life, manhood, etc; prime
- mainly US legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour)
Word Origin and History for vigour
c.1300, from Anglo-French vigour, Old French vigor, from Latin vigorem (nominative vigor) "liveliness, activity, force," from vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive," from PIE *wog-/*weg- "be lively or active" (see vigil).
Idioms and Phrases with vigour
see vim and vigor.