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Vital appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • Spare vital bases runts dim amidst nurses’ ablative raps.
  • Set a gyro-memorial flat, I verify; fire vital flair, O memory gates.
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Definition of the adjective vital

What does vital mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more vital / most vital

  1. urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    • examples: vital for a healthy society | of vital interest
    • synonym of vital: critical
    • similar: indispensable
  2. performing an essential function in the living body
    • examples: vital organs | blood and other vital fluids | the loss of vital heat in shock | a vital spot
    • synonym of vital: life-sustaining
    • similar: essential
  3. full of spirit; full of life
  4. manifesting or characteristic of life
    • examples: a vital, living organism | vital signs
    • similar: alive / live

Alternative definition of the adjective vital


  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. See Important.


"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.


Vital: Delegado Vital is a fictional character from the 2010 film Federal.


  1. "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 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.
  2. "Vital" a.k.a. "Devotion": 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.
  3. "Vital" is a musical album of KUMAMI.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Vital" is a musical album of Tamara Castro.
  5. "Vital" is a musical album of Izmore.
    • released on (8 years ago)


  1. Vital a.k.a. David Majzlin is an Emmy®-nominated composer whose credits include numerous critically acclaimed films such as The Loving Story, Youth Knows No Pain, and Sins of My Father for HBO, Herb and Dorothy, Stille, Being Reel, and Shenandoah, directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, David Turnley. He also wrote additional music for Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, Sunshine Cleaning - starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Arkin, and source music for The Ghost Writer, All Good Things, and The Joneses.
  2. Vital a.k.a. Geymond Vital was an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Mor Vital, Not Vital, Alex Vital, Andy Vital, Vital Dias, Edita Vital, Gilad Vital, Sandy Vital, Arnaud Vital, Lionel Vital and many others.


  1. Vital is a record label.
  2. Vital manufactures modern office furniture.


VITAL is a suite of digital asset management products by VTLS based on the open source Fedora architecture.

Phrases with Vital

Phrases starting with the word Vital:

  1. Vital Air
  2. vital sign
  3. vital force
  4. vital organ
  5. Vital signs
  6. vital capacity
  7. Vital Function
  8. vital principle
  9. Vital Statistic
  10. vital statistics

Phrases ending with the word Vital:

  1. élan vital
  2. elan vital

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vital

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Google previewGet Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (2009)

Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition by Steven Hayes

Being vital means there will always be some new way to pursue your values. Achieving your goals isn't an end, but a new beginning; a point of closure at which you can refresh your journey by starting anew. Guideposts are important, but don't ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP


Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

vital 1. Pertaining to life. 2. Of essential importance. vital capacity The total volume of air that can be voluntarily moved in one breath, from full inspiration to maximum expiration, or vice versa. Also known as forced ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

vital. adj. Necessary to or pertaining to life. It is the description applied to a tooth pulp containing living tissue.

vital. capacity. n. The volume of air that can be expelled from the lungs from a position of full inspiration, with no limit to the duration ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

The National Vital Statistics Reports are a series of reports published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the principal ...

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RIVERSIDE: American Sign Language vital for deaf students

California School for the Deaf, Riverside, Superintendent Mal Grossinger believes sign language for deaf students is as important as English for hearing ...

Quotes about Vital

War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied. (Sun Tzu)
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Scrabble value of V4I1T1A1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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