(Vig"or), v. t. To invigorate. [Obs.] Feltham.

(Vig"or*ite) n. [L. vigor strength.] An explosive containing nitroglycerin. It is used in blasting.

(||Vig`o*ro"so) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Vigorous; energetic; with energy; — a direction to perform a passage with energy and force.

(Vig"or*ous) a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus.]

1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.

Famed for his valor, young,
At sea successful, vigorous and strong.

2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war.

The beginnings of confederacies have been always vigorous and successful.

Vig"or*ous*ly, adv.Vig"or*ous*ness, n.

(Vi"king) n. [Icel. vikingr, fr. vik a bay, inlet.] One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.

Of grim Vikings, and the rapture
Of the sea fight, and the capture,
And the life of slavery.

Vikings differs in meaning from sea king, with which frequently confounded. "The sea king was a man connected with a royal race, either of the small kings of the country, or of the Haarfager family, and who, by right, received the title of king as soon he took the command of men, although only of a single ship's crew, and without having any land or kingdom . . . Vikings were merely pirates, alternately peasants and pirates, deriving the name of viking from the vicks, wicks, or inlets, on the coast in which they harbored with their long ships or rowing galleys." Laing.

(Vil"a*ny) n. Villainy. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Vi`la*yet") n. [Turk., from Ar. wilayah.] One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; — formerly called eyalet.

(Vild) a. [As if the p. p. of a verb to vile. See Vile, a.] Vile. [Obs.] "That vild race." Spenser.Vild"ly, adv. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Vile) a. [Comp. Viler ; superl. Vilest.] [OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base.]

1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.

A poor man in vile raiment.
James ii. 2.

The craft either of fishing, which was Peter's, or of making tents, which was Paul's, were [was] more vile than the science of physic.

The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing.
Abp. Abbot.

2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. "Such vile base practices." Shak.

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ?
Job xl. 4.

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