Definitions
vigil Tweet Definition of vigil Like Definition of vigil on Facebook
noun 
  1. a watch kept during normal sleeping hours, especially over the body of a recently deceased or dying person
  2. a period of observation or surveillance
  3. the eve of some religious festival in which staying awake is part of the ritual devotions
Etymology: vigile ("a devotional watching"), from Old French vigile, from Latin vigilia ("wakefulness, watch"), from vigil ("awake"), from Proto-Indo-European
  • weg- ("to be strong").



Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for vigil for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of vigil
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.