vigilance


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vig·i·lance

 (vĭj′ə-ləns)
n.
Alert watchfulness.

vigilance

(ˈvɪdʒɪləns)
n
1. the fact, quality, or condition of being vigilant
2. (Pathology) the abnormal state or condition of being unable to sleep

vig•i•lance

(ˈvɪdʒ ə ləns)

n.
the state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness.
[1560–70; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigilance - the process of paying close and continuous attentionvigilance - the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
jealousy - zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
2.vigilance - vigilant attentivenessvigilance - vigilant attentiveness; "he keeps a weather eye open for trouble"
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention

vigilance

noun watchfulness, alertness, caution, observance, circumspection, attentiveness, carefulness Drugs are a problem that requires constant vigilance.

vigilance

noun
1. The act of carefully watching:
Idiom: watch and ward.
2. The condition of being alert:
Translations
يَقْظَه، حَذَر
vigilància
bdělostostražitost
vagtsomhed
tarkkaavaisuusvalppaus
árvekni
vigilantia
modrība
waaksheidwaakzaamheid
vigilenţă
bedlivosť
tetikte olmauyanıklık

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪləns]
A. Nvigilancia f
to escape sb's vigilanceburlar la vigilancia de algn
to relax one's vigilancedisminuir la vigilancia, bajar la guardia
B. CPD vigilance committee N (US) → comité m de autodefensa

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪləns] nvigilance fvigilance committee ncomité m d'autodéfense

vigilance

nWachsamkeit f; no move escaped their vigilancekeine Bewegung entging ihrem wachsamen Auge

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪlns] nvigilanza

vigilance

(ˈvidʒiləns) noun
watchfulness or readiness for danger. He watched her with the vigilance of a hawk.
ˈvigilant adjective

vig·i·lance

n. vigilancia, estado alerta o de atención.
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He ate and drank with an appetite that no sense of danger could disturb, but his vigilance seemed never to desert him.
This enabled Mattingly and Maryland Joe to cut down the body of a man hanged by the Vigilance Committee a few hours before on the regular trail, and to remonstrate with the committee on the incompatibility of such exhibitions with a maidenly worship of nature.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
cried Starbuck to the crew, suddenly admonished to vigilance by the vivid lightning that had just been darting flambeaux, to light Ahab to his post.
Instead of being humiliated, he only upbraided me for being so wanting in vigilance.
Secondly, such a statement would most undoubtedly induce greater vigilance on the part of slaveholders than has existed heretofore among them; which would, of course, be the means of guarding a door whereby some dear brother bond- man might escape his galling chains.
Grace has, on the whole, proved a good keeper; though, owing partly to a fault of her own, of which it appears nothing can cure her, and which is incident to her harassing profession, her vigilance has been more than once lulled and baffled.
I slid back the panelled sides, got in with my light, pulled them together again, and felt secure against the vigilance of Heathcliff, and every one else.
Within these earthly limits, is earthly Circumstance ever the key; and can no human vigilance warn us beforehand of the forces imprisoned in ourselves which that key may unlock?
His scientific knowledge, and his vigilance and skill in conducting ingenious experiments, brought him otherwise into moderate request, and he earned as much as he wanted.
As to Miss Murdstone,' for I had alluded to her in the letter, 'I respect that lady's vigilance, and feel obliged to her; but she has strict charge to avoid the subject.