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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Vigil(0.00809 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Vigil.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a period of sleeplessness
2: a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious
festival) [syn: watch]
3: a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe [syn: watch]
English → English (gcide)
Vigil \Vig"il\, n. [OE. vigile, L. vigilia, from vigil awake,
watchful, probably akin to E. wake: cf. F. vigile. See
Wake, v. i., and cf. Reveille, Surveillance, Vedette,
1. Abstinence from sleep, whether at a time when sleep is
customary or not; the act of keeping awake, or the state
of being awake, or the state of being awake;
sleeplessness; wakefulness; watch. “Worn out by the
labors and vigils of many months.” --Macaulay.
Nothing wears out a fine face like the vigils of the
card table and those cutting passions which attend
2. Hence, devotional watching; waking for prayer, or other
So they in heaven their odes and vigils tuned.
Be sober and keep vigil,
The Judge is at the gate. --Neale
(Rhythm of St.
(a) Originally, the watch kept on the night before a
(b) Later, the day and the night preceding a feast.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors,
And say, “To-morrow is St. Crispian.” --Shak.
(c) A religious service performed in the evening preceding
Vigils of flowers or Watchings of flowers (Bot.), a
peculiar faculty belonging to the flowers of certain
plants of opening and closing their petals at certain
hours of the day. [R.]