US: /ˈvaɪtəɫ/
UK: /vˈa‍ɪtə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vital /'vaitl/
  • tính từ
    • (thuộc sự) sống, cần cho sự sống
      • vital function: chức năng sống
      • vital power: sức sống
    • sống còn, quan trọng
      • vital question: vấn đề sống còn
      • of vital importance: có tầm quan trọng sống còn
    • nguy hiểm đến tính mạng
      • vital mistake: sai lầm nguy hiểm
      • vital wound: vết thương nguy hiểm đến tính mạng
    • đầy sức sống, đầy nghị lực, sinh động
      • vital style: văn phong sinh động
    • vital statistics
      • thống kê sinh đẻ giá thú
    • (thông tục) kích thước vòng ngực, thắt lưng và hông (đàn bà)

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 ~ (for / to sth) necessary or essential in order for sth to succeed or exist: the vitamins that are vital for health + Good financial accounts are vital to the success of any enterprise. + It is vital that you keep accurate records when you are self-employed. + Reading is of vital importance in language learning. + The police play a vital role in our society. + It was vital to show that he was not afraid.
2 [only before noun] connected with or necessary for staying alive: the vital organs (= the brain, heart, lungs, etc.)
3 (written) (of a person) full of energy and enthusiasm

Thesaurus dictionary

1 imperative, essential, necessary, needed, requisite, required, indispensable, mandatory, compulsory, cardinal, fundamental, basic, critical, crucial, central, pivotal:
Air and water are vital for the existence of most known organisms.
2 important, key, central, critical, crucial, life-and-death or life-or-death, pivotal, paramount, main:
In an emergency, the captain must make the vital decision whether to abandon ship. This is a matter of vital concern for us all.
3 lively, full of life, vivacious, spirited, vigorous, dynamic, alive, animated, brisk, energetic:
We have lost a vital member of the community. She took a vital interest in community affairs.
4 invigorating, quickening, life-giving, animating, vitalizing, reviving, vivifying, enlivening, rejuvenating:
I could feel the vital energies returning to my limbs.

Collocation dictionary


be, prove, seem | become | remain | consider sth, regard sth as, see sth as


particularly, really | absolutely | strategically
the strategically vital industrial zone


fostering team spirit, which is vital for success
| to
These nutrients are absolutely vital to good health.

Concise English dictionary

+urgently needed; absolutely necessary
+performing an essential function in the living body
+full of spirit
+manifesting or characteristic of life