EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French vivant (living).

NounEdit

vivant

  1. (card games) In mort, bridge, and similar games, the partner of dummy.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vivant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present participle of vivre, probably a calque of Latin vīvēns, vīventem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vi.vɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃

AdjectiveEdit

vivant (feminine singular vivante, masculine plural vivants, feminine plural vivantes)

  1. alive; living
    Je croyais qu'il était mort, mais il est encore vivant.
    I thought he was dead, but he is still alive.

VerbEdit

vivant

  1. present participle of vivre

NounEdit

vivant m (plural vivants, feminine vivante)

  1. a living person
  2. a lifetime
  3. all living things

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

vīvant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of vīvō

Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

vivant (feminine singular vivante, masculine plural vivans, feminine plural vivantes)

  1. present participle of vivre
  2. (may be preceded by en, invariable) gerund of vivre

AdjectiveEdit

vivant m (feminine singular vivante, masculine plural vivans, feminine plural vivantes)

  1. alive

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present participle of vivre, probably a calque of Latin vīvēns, vīventem.

AdjectiveEdit

vivant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vivant or vivante)

  1. living; alive

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

vivant

  1. present participle of vivre

DescendantsEdit

  • French: vivant