[syn: intense, vivid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
vivid \viv"id\ (v[i^]v"[i^]d), 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, vivid colors.
In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play.
Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of
painting, the human face and human form divine.
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;
[1913 Webster] -- viv"id*ly, adv. -- viv"id*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial
poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a
lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn:
graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid]
2: having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a
3: having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant
tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: bright,
4: (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green";
"intense blue" [syn: intense, vivid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
174 Moby Thesaurus words for "vivid":
active, acute, aggressive, agog, alacritous, alive, all agog,
animate, animated, anxious, apish, avid, bedazzling, blinding,
brave, breathless, bright, bright and shining, bright-hued,
brilliant, brisk, burning, bursting to, clear, colorful, colory,
creative, dazzling, deep-colored, delineative, delineatory,
depictive, descriptive, desirous, detailed, distinct, dramatic,
dynamic, eager, echoic, effulgent, eidetic, eloquent, embodying,
enduring, energetic, enliven, enterprising, enthusiastic, excite,
excruciating, exotic, expositive, expressive, exquisite, extreme,
faithful, fecund, fertile, figurative, flamboyant, flaming,
forceful, forcible, forward, fresh, fruitful, fulgent, fulgid,
full of life, full of pep, galvanize, garish, gay, gay-colored,
give life to, glaring, glary, glowing, go-go, gorgeous, graphic,
green, hearty, high-colored, ideographic, illustrational,
illustrative, imaginative, imitative, impatient, impetuous,
incarnating, incisive, intense, inventive, keen,
kept in remembrance, kinetic, lasting, lifelike, limning, lively,
liven, living, lucid, lusty, meaningful, memorable, mettlesome,
mimetic, mimish, naturalistic, onomatopoeic, panting, peppy,
personifying, photographic, pictographic, pictorial, picturesque,
poignant, powerful, prolific, quick, raring to, ready,
ready and willing, realistic, recalled, recollected, refresh,
refulgent, remembered, renew, representational, representative,
representing, resplendent, restore, retained, rich, rich-colored,
robust, sharp, simulative, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited,
splendent, splendid, splendorous, strenuous, striking, strong,
suggestive, symbolizing, take-charge, take-over, theatrical,
trenchant, true to life, typifying, unforgotten, vibrant, vigorous,
vital, vivacious, vivify, well-drawn, zestful, zesty, zippy
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A numerical constraint-oriented language.
["VIVID: The Kernel of a Knowledge Representation Environment
Based on the Constraints Paradigm of Computation", J. Maleki,
Proc 20th Annual Hawaii Intl Conf on System Sciences (Jan