Viv"id (?), a. [L. vividus, from vivere to life; akin to vivus living. See Quick, a., and cf. Revive, Viand, Victuals, Vital.]


True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.

In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play. Cowper.

Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of painting, the human face and human form divine. Bp. Hobart.


Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.

Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly, vivid faculties to exercise . . . themselves in. South.

Syn. -- Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick; sprightly; active.

-- Viv"id*ly, adv. -- Viv"id*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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