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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
vigil /'vidʤil/
  • danh từ
    • sự thức khuya; sự thức để trông nom; sự thức để cầu kinh
      • to keep vigil over a sick child: thức để trông nom đứa trẻ ốm
    • ngày ăn chay trước ngày lễ
    • (số nhiều) kinh cầu ban đêm
Concise Dictionary
+a period of sleeplessness
+the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
+a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
[C, U] a period of time when people stay awake, especially at night, in order to watch a sick person, say prayers, protest, etc: His parents kept a round-the-clock vigil at his bedside. + Students held a candlelit vigil against the war.
Collocation Dictionary

1 when you stay awake to look after sb, etc.


all-night, constant, round-the-clock, 24-hour
Since the accident, the boy's parents have kept a constant vigil at his bedside.
| bedside | lonely
For three nights, the shepherd maintained his lonely vigil.


keep, maintain
He told the gatekeeper to keep vigil.


~ over
the husband's vigil over his dying wife

2 silent political protest; time of prayer


candlelight/candlelit, night-time, nocturnal
Protesters held a candlelit vigil against the war.
| silent
a silent vigil outside the presidential palace
| prayer


hold, stage | attend


~ for
a vigil for the murdered politician

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