HyperDic: vigil

English > 3 senses of the word vigil:
NOUNcognitionvigila period of sleeplessness
actvigil, watchthe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
actvigil, watcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
vigil > pronunciation
Soundsvih'jhahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > vigil: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA period of sleeplessness.
BroaderwakefulnessA periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
Spanishtrasnochada, velación, vela, vigilia
Catalanvetlla, vigília
English > vigil: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival).
Synonymwatch
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
NarroweragrypniaA vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)
wake, viewingA vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Broaderrite, religious riteAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Spanishvela, vigilia
Catalanvigília
English > vigil: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe.
Synonymwatch
Narrowerlistening watch, continuous receiver watchA watch established for the reception of traffic of interest to the unit maintaining the watch
spyingKeeping a secret or furtive watch
BroadersurveillanceClose observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
Spanishsupervisión, vigilia
Catalanguarda

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