American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Vignette

VIGNETTE,

VIG’OR, n. [L. from vigeo, to be brisk, to grow, to be strong; allied to vivo, vixi, to live.]

1. Active strength or force of body in animals; physical force.

The vigor of this arm was never vain.

2. Strength of mind; intellectual force; energy. We say, a man possesses vigor of mind or intellect.

3. Strength or force in vegetable motion; as, a plant grows with vigor.

4. Strength; energy; efficacy.

In the fruitful earth his beams, unactive else, their vigor find.

VIG’OR, v.t. To invigorate. [not in use.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Vignette," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VFZ8M5LY6DLI6.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Vignette." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VFZ8M5LY6DLI6.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Vignette' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VFZ8M5LY6DLI6.