Viv"id (?), 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
Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of
painting, the human face and human form divine. Bp.
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;
-- Viv"id*ly, adv. -- Viv"id*ness,