Crossword clues for vital
- Of great importance
- Of utmost importance
- Of prime importance
- Of utter importance
- Totally necessary
- More than important
- Like some statistics
- ___ signs
- Word with statistics or signs
- Word with organ or sign
- Very necessary
- Type of statistics or signs
- Type of organs or signs
- Statistics or signs
- Rush's "Signs" are this
- Of key importance
- Necessary and crucial
- Like some very important signs
- Fully necessary
- Energetic — displaying life
- Acutely necessary
- ____ statistics
- ___ organs
- __ signs
- Like some statistics or organs
- Critically important
- Like some organs
- Like some signs and statistics
- Essential to life
- Very important
- Like certain organs
- ___ statistics
- Very important container contains tritium
- Characteristic of life
- What’s essential — some speculative returns
- Key component of speculative returns
- Five Italians, not half lively
- Little Valerie describing information technology as crucial
- Full of life
- Absolutely necessary
- Extremely important
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vital \Vi"tal\, n. A vital part; one of the vitals. [R.]
Vital \Vi"tal\, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See Vivid.]
Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.
Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.
Do the heavens afford him vital food?
And vital virtue infused, and vital warmth.
Containing life; living. ``Spirits that live throughout, vital in every part.''
Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.
The dart flew on, and pierced a vital part.
Very necessary; highly important; essential.
A competence is vital to content.
Capable of living; in a state to live; viable. [R.]
Pythagoras and Hippocrates . . . affirm the birth of the seventh month to be vital.
--Sir T. Browne.
Vital air, oxygen gas; -- so called because essential to animal life. [Obs.]
Vital capacity (Physiol.), the breathing capacity of the lungs; -- expressed by the number of cubic inches of air which can be forcibly exhaled after a full inspiration.
Vital force. (Biol.) See under Force. The vital forces, according to Cope, are nerve force (neurism), growth force (bathmism), and thought force (phrenism), all under the direction and control of the vital principle. Apart from the phenomena of consciousness, vital actions no longer need to be considered as of a mysterious and unfathomable character, nor vital force as anything other than a form of physical energy derived from, and convertible into, other well-known forces of nature.
Vital functions (Physiol.), those functions or actions of the body on which life is directly dependent, as the circulation of the blood, digestion, etc.
Vital principle, an immaterial force, to which the functions peculiar to living beings are ascribed.
Vital statistics, statistics respecting the duration of life, and the circumstances affecting its duration.
Vital tripod. (Physiol.) See under Tripod.
Vital vessels (Bot.), a name for latex tubes, now disused. See Latex.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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 *gweie- (1) "to live" (see bio-). The sense of "necessary or important" is from 1610s, via the notion of "essential to life" (late 15c.). Vital capacity recorded from 1852. Related: Vitally.
a. 1 Relating to, or characteristic of life. 2 Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends. 3 invigorating or life-giving. 4 Necessary to continued existence. 5 Relating to the recording of life events. 6 Very important.
adj. urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest" [syn: critical]
performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise" [syn: life-sustaining]
manifesting or characteristic of life; "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs"
The acronym VITAL may refer to:
- the VITAL trial, also known as the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial
- the charity, VITAL for Children
Vital is a Japanese film made in 2004. It was directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and stars Tadanobu Asano as Hiroshi Takagi, a man whose girlfriend dies and who loses his memory in a car accident.
The original concept that inspired Vital was the image of medical students making sketches during a dissection. Tsukamoto visited a medical school and observed a dissection while writing the screenplay, which was originally titled: Dissection Film Project. Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical sketches were a direct inspiration.
Vital is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Albert Camille Vital (born 1952), Malagasy Army officer, politician and civil engineer
- Dinis Vital (born 1932), Portuguese footballer
- Francisco Vital (born 1954), Portuguese footballer and manager
- Hayyim ben Joseph Vital (1543-1620), rabbi and Kabbalistic author
- Jose Reginaldo Vital (born 1976), Brazilian footballer
- Lionel Vital (born 1963), American football player
- Yedidya Vital (born 1984), Israeli actor
Vital is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Anberlin which was released on October 16, 2012. In interviews, vocalist Stephen Christian has stated the album has a youthful, energetic energy and features new influences for the band. Upon release, the album was met with favorable reviews from critics and fans alike. The album was re-released in 2013 as Devotion, adding the deluxe tracks from various retailers, new remixes, and a full live album.
VITAL is a software suite of digital asset management products by VTLS based on the open source Fedora architecture.
It was unveiled at the 2004 American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting. Version 2.0 was released November 29, 2005 after acceptance testing by Australian Research Repositories Online to the World.
Vital is an album by Argentine pianist, vocalist and composer Fernando Otero, recorded in 2008 and released on the Harmonia Mundi's World Village label.
Vital is the first live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was recorded 16 January 1978 at the Marquee Club in London and was released in July, one month after the band's 1978 break-up. The album (on vinyl and, later, on CD) was credited under the abbreviated name Van der Graaf, like the previous year's The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome, and featured the same line-up plus newcomer cellist Charles Dickie, who had officially joined the band in August 1977, and original saxophonist and flautist David Jackson, who re-joined the band for this recording.
The album is noted for its sometimes radical reworking of the older material. Although Van der Graaf Generator were seldom less than intense on stage, the 1977 and 1978 tours were remarkable for their ferocity. The absence of Hugh Banton, whose organ work was a hallmark of the group's sound before his departure in 1976, as well as frontman Peter Hammill's increased duties as a rhythm guitarist, account for much of this.
Vital is a white Portuguese wine grape variety that is grown primarily in Western Portugal. Sometimes known under the synonym Malvasia Corado, the variety tends to produce rather neutral flavor wine with low acidity unless the grape is grown in vineyards of high altitude.
Another common synonym in the Lisboa VR of the former Estremadura Province is Malvasia Fina though ampelographers are not sure if Vital is related to the Malvasia grown widely in Italy, Greece and throughout Europe. One key difference that ampelographers note is that the shape of the leaves of Vital and the various Malvasia species tend to be very different. Even in the Douro DOC there is a Malvasia Fina used in Port wine production that may or may not be the same variety as Vital.
Usage examples of "vital".
In the strategic confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, the adequacy of air defences was a vital issue.
A hearing before judgment, with full opportunity to submit evidence and arguments being all that can be adjudged vital, it follows that rehearings and new trials are not essential to due process of law.
Now the adrenal glands serve a vital functional purpose, necessary to the health of the normal man.
And continuity of message is also a vital piece of the advertising pie-from headline to body copy.
They no sooner appeared in the sky before they were attacked by a horde of the alated and the ships went up in smoke as soon as the thunderbolts reached their vital parts.
That ordinary alimentation, which includes the process of digestion, the subsequent vital changes involved in the conversion of food into blood, and its final transformation into tissue, causes mental languor and dullness, as well as bodily exhaustion, is attested by universal experience.
From what has been said, it will readily be seen that whether an animal be carnivorous or herbivorous, it begins to starve as soon as its vital food-stuffs consist only of amyloids, or fats, or both.
Hundreds of human proteins, from angiotensin to chorionic gonadotropin, were being grown as crystals aboard ISS -- vital pharmaceutical research that could lead to the development of new drugs.
Tombs, Benjamin, and Jefferson Davis upon vital issues which, transferred later from forum and from Senate, were to find bloody arbitrament by arms.
I feel, however, that in view of the expansion and the growing importance of the administrative sphere of the Cause, the general sentiments and tendencies prevailing among the friends, and the signs of increasing interdependence among the National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the world, the assembled accredited representatives of the American believers should exercise not only the vital and responsible right of electing the National Assembly, but should also fulfill the functions of an enlightened, consultative and cooperative body that will enrich the experience, enhance the prestige, support the authority, and assist the deliberations of the National Spiritual Assembly.
His wounded head beat with tremendous and straining painfulness, as though it would burst asunder, and he was possessed by a burning thirst that seemed to consume his very vitals.
Few of you here will know this, but Atheling Radgar played a vital role in the negotiation of the treaty, although he was only a child at the time.
Today the vital issue in this area of Constitutional Law is whether the treaty-making power is competent to assume obligations for the United States in the discharge of which the President can, without violation of his oath to support the Constitution, involve the country in large scale military operations abroad without authorization by the war-declaring power, Congress to wit.
Christianity on Judaism made the Christians avowedly adopt all the vital doctrines of the older creed.
The axon stretches so far from the cell body that it seems quite reasonable to assume it can no longer maintain active communication throughout its length with the cell nucleus and the nucleus is vital to cellular activity and integrity.