Definitions of vital

  1. Parts of animal bodies necessary to life; as, the pain gnawed at his vitals.
  2. A vital part; one of the vitals.
  3. Vitally.
  4. full of spirit; " a dynamic full of life woman"; " a vital and charismatic leader"; " this whole lively world"
  5. performing an essential function in the living body; " vital organs"; " blood and other vital fluids"; " the loss of vital heat in shock"; " a vital spot"; " life- giving love and praise"
  6. manifesting or characteristic of life; " a vital, living organism"; " vital signs"
  7. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.
  8. Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.
  9. Containing life; living.
  10. Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.
  11. Very necessary; highly important; essential.
  12. Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.
  13. Pertaining to, supporting, or necessary to, life; as, air and food are vital necessities; living; full of life; essential; as, things of vital importance.
  14. Belonging or contributing to life: containing or necessary to life: important as life: essential.
  15. Pertaining, or essential, to life; very important.
  16. Pertaining to life; essential to or affecting life; of utmost importance.
  17. Pertaining to life, either animal or vegetable; contributing or necessary to life; containing life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; highly important; essential. Vital air, oxygen gas, which is essential to animal life.
  18. Pert. to life; necessary to life; being that on which life depends; essential.