1. [ adjective ] urgently needed; absolutely necessary
Synonyms: critical

"a critical element of the plan" "critical medical supplies" "vital for a healthy society" "of vital interest"

Related terms: indispensable
2. [ adjective ] having or characterized by life

"a vital being" "the population of the vital teeming slums"

Related terms: animate
3. [ adjective ] performing an essential function in the living body
Synonyms: life-sustaining

"vital organs" "blood and other vital fluids" "the loss of vital heat in shock" "a vital spot" "life-giving love and praise"

Related terms: essential
4. [ adjective ] full of spirit
Synonyms: full_of_life lively

"a dynamic full of life woman" "a vital and charismatic leader" "this whole lively world"

Related terms: animated
5. [ adjective ] giving or having the power to give life and spirit
Synonyms: vitalizing life-giving

"returning the life-giving humus to the land"- Louis Bromfield "life-giving love and praise" "the vitalizing rays of the warming sun"

Related terms: invigorating
6. [ adjective ] relating to the chief data about lives

"vital records" "vital statistics"

Related terms: life
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11130
8. [ adjective ] manifesting or characteristic of life

"a vital, living organism" "vital signs"

Related terms: alive
Similar spelling:   Vitale