vigilant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French vigilant or its source, Latin vigilans, present participle of vigilare (stay awake), from vigil (awake). Doublet of vigilante, from Spanish.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪdʒɪlənt/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧gi‧lant
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AdjectiveEdit

vigilant (comparative more vigilant, superlative most vigilant)

  1. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary
    Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin vigilāns, vigilāntem, attested from 1696.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

vigilant (masculine and feminine plural vigilants)

  1. vigilant
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NounEdit

vigilant m or f (plural vigilants)

  1. guard, watchman

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VerbEdit

vigilant

  1. present participle of vigilar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “vigilant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vigilāns, vigilāntem.

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vigilant (feminine singular vigilante, masculine plural vigilants, feminine plural vigilantes)

  1. vigilant

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [viɡiˈlant]
  • Hyphenation: vi‧gi‧lant

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vigilant (comparative vigilanter, superlative am vigilantesten)

  1. (dated) cunning, smart, clever
  2. (elevated) watchful, alert, wary (Austria)

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LatinEdit

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vigilant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of vigilō