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1. vigil

noun. ['ˈvɪdʒəl'] a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe.

Synonyms

  • spying
  • watch
  • surveillance
  • listening watch

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • wake
  • fall asleep
  • sleep

Etymology

  • vigile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vigile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Vigil

  • smigel
  • skidgel
  • schmidgall
  • ridgell

Example sentences of the word vigil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Maintain a vigil over the victim until the skin has rebounded and begun to heal on its own.

2. Adjective
During a vigil service, a priest typically leads mourners to come together in prayer.

Quotes containing the word vigil


1. I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught…
- Thomas Aquinas

2. vigil

noun. ['ˈvɪdʒəl'] a period of sleeplessness.

Etymology

  • vigile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vigile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. vigil

noun. ['ˈvɪdʒəl'] the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival).

Synonyms

  • watch
  • viewing
  • religious rite
  • agrypnia
  • rite

Antonyms

  • sleepiness

Etymology

  • vigile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vigile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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