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 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.
Note: ☞ Vigor and its derivatives commonly imply active strength, or the power of action and exertion, in distinction from passive strength, or strength to endure.
Vig·or, v. t. To invigorate. [Obs.]
n 1: an exertion of force; "he plays tennis with great energy"
[syn: energy, vigour]
2: active strength of body or mind [syn: vigour]
3: an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing);
"his writing conveys great energy" [syn: energy, vigour,