Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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VIV'ID, adjective [Latin vividus, from vivo, to live.]

1. Lively; sprightly; active.

Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly vivid faculties to exert themselves in.

2. Lively; sprightly; forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; as a vivid imagination.

3. Bright; strong; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; as the vivid colors of the rainbow; the vivid green of flourishing vegetables.

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