- full of life; vigorous; lively; striking: a vivid personality
- bright; intense; brilliant: said of colors, light, etc.
- brightly colored: a vivid tapestry
- forming clear or striking mental images; strong; active; daring: a vivid imagination
- clearly perceived by the mind, as a recollection
- bringing strikingly realistic or lifelike images to the mind: a vivid description
Origin of vividClassical Latin vividus, lively from vivere, to live: see bio-