Origin of vital
Synonyms for vital
Origin of vitals
Related Words for vitalnecessary, key, integral, needed, fundamental, indispensable, crucial, urgent, important, imperative, critical, significant, basic, decisive, meaningful, vibrant, vigorous, energetic, dynamic, cardinal
Examples from the Web for vital
Contemporary Examples of vital
His ups and downs professionally outside of the World Cup are a vital a part of his story in the book.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
Vital Voices in 2013 took over funds from the Women In The World foundation which originated at The Daily Beast.Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Kill Your Son’
December 12, 2014
“The influence of the oak maturation casks on the final character of The Macallan is vital,” says MacPherson.How Much Do Whisky Casks Really Affect Taste?
December 10, 2014
This argument is vital to a larger argument: Do we obey the rules set up to constrain government or not?Obama’s ISIS War Is Illegal
Sen. Rand Paul
November 10, 2014
In terms of transparency, the U.K. has taken a vital step forward by openly quantifying the extent of the situation.The West’s Female-Genital Mutilation Wake-Up Call
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of vital
After all it might be nothing of vital importance, merely a girls' disagreement.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Your National Government has a great and vital role to play.
America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one.
To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
It is not easy for an Anglo-Saxon to confess the realities of affection in vital intimacies.Within the Law
- the bodily organs, such as the brain, liver, heart, lungs, etc, that are necessary to maintain life
- the organs of reproduction, esp the male genitals
Word Origin for vital
late 14c., "of or manifesting life," from Latin vitalis "of or belonging to life," from vita "life," related to vivere "to live," from PIE root *gwei- (cf. Old Persian *jivaka- "alive;" Greek bios "life," zoon "animal;" Lithuanian gyvata "(eternal) life;" Old English cwic, cwicu "living, alive;" Old Irish bethu "life;" cf. also bio-). The sense of "necessary or important" is from 1610s, via the notion of "essential to life" (late 15c.). Vital capacity recorded from 1852.
"organs of the body essential to life," c.1600, from the adj. vital taken as a noun.