English - Vietnamese Dictionary
vigil /'vidʤil/Concise Dictionary
- 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
vigils'vɪdʒɪlAdvanced English 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
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
[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.
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.
VERB + VIGIL
He told the gatekeeper to keep vigil.
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.
a silent vigil outside the presidential palace
VERB + VIGIL
hold, stage | attend
a vigil for the murdered politician
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