(Vi"vers) n. pl. [F. vivres, pl. of vivre, orig., to live.] Provisions; victuals. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
I 'll join you at three, if the vivers can tarry so long.Sir W. Scott.
(Vives) n. [OF. vives, F. avives (cf. Sp. abivas, adiva) fr. Ar. ad- dhiba. Cf. Fives vives.]
(Far.) A disease of brute animals, especially of horses, seated in the glands under the ear, where a
tumor is formed which sometimes ends in suppuration.
(Viv"i*an*ite) n. [So called by Werner after the English mineralogist F. G. Vivian.] (Min.) A
hydrous phosphate of iron of a blue to green color, growing darker on exposure. It occurs in monoclinic
crystals, also fibrous, massive, and earthy.
(Viv"id) a. [L. vividus, from vivere to life; akin to vivus living. See Quick, a., and cf. Revive,
Viand, Victuals, Vital.]
1. True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as,
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.
2. 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.
(Vi*vid"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being vivid; vividness. [R.]
(Vi*vif"ic Vi*vif"ic*al) a. [L. vivificus: cf. F. vivifique. See Vivify.] Giving life; reviving; enlivening.
(Vi*vif"i*cate) v. t. [L. vivificatus, p. p. vivificare. See Vivify.]
1. To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify. [R.]
God vivificates and actuates the whole world.Dr. H. More.
2. (Chem.) To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce. [Obs.]
(Viv`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. vivificatio: cf. vivification.]
1. The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; restoration of life; revival. Bacon.
2. (Physiol.) One of the changes of assimilation, in which proteid matter which has been transformed,
and made a part of the tissue or tissue cells, is endowed with life, and thus enabled to manifest the
phenomena of irritability, contractility, etc. McKendrick.
3. (Chem.) The act or process of vivificating. [Obs.]
(Viv"i*fi*ca*tive) a. Able or tending to vivify, animate, or give life; vivifying.