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See vexedly. * * *
vex·il·la (vĕk-sĭlʹə) n. Plural of vexillum. * * *
/vek"seuh ler'ee/, n., pl. vexillaries, adj. n. 1. (in ancient Rome) one of a class of veteran soldiers who served under a special banner. adj. 2. of or pertaining to flags. 3. ...
/vek"seuh lit, -layt', vek sil"it/, adj. having a vexillum or vexilla. [VEXILL(UM) + -ATE1] * * *
/vek'seuh log"reuh feuhr/, n. a person who designs or makes flags. [ < L vexill(um) flag, VEXILLUM + -O- + -GRAPHER] * * *
See vexillology. * * *
See vexillological. * * *
—vexillogic /vek sil'euh loj"ik/, vexillological, adj. —vexillologist, n. /vek'seuh lol"euh jee/, n. the study of flags. [1955-60; < L vexill(um) flag, VEXILLUM + -O- + ...
/vek sil"euhm/, n., pl. vexilla /vek sil"euh/. 1. a military standard or flag carried by ancient Roman troops. 2. a group of men serving under such a standard. 3. video ...
vexing [vek′siŋ] adj. that vexes vexingly adv. * * *
See vexedly. * * *
▪ France  village, Yonne département, Burgundy région, north-central France. The village lies on a hill on the left bank of the Cure River. Its history is tied to its ...
1. Bot. a designation applied to various plant varieties, indicating resistance to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt. 2. video frequency. 3. visual field. 4. voice frequency. * ...
volunteer fire department. * * *
visual flight rules. * * *
VFW abbrev. Veterans of Foreign Wars * * * VFW abbr. Veterans of Foreign Wars. * * * ➡ Veterans of Foreign Wars. * * *
very good. * * *
video graphics array: a high-resolution standard for displaying text, graphics, and colors on computer monitors. [1987] * * *
See very high frequency. Also, vhf, V.H.F. * * * ▪ communications in full  Very High Frequency,         conventionally defined portion of the electromagnetic ...
Trademark. a format for recording and playing VCR tape, incompatible with other formats. Cf. Beta (def. 7). * * *
Virgin Islands (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * * (as used in expressions) Rama VI Alexander VI Alfonso VI Amadeus VI Charles VI Clement VI Edward VI Ferdinand ...
Symbol, Chem. virginium. * * * (as used in expressions) Rama VI Alexander VI Alfonso VI Amadeus VI Charles VI Clement VI Edward VI Ferdinand VI George VI Henry VI Ivan VI John ...
vi apple
/vee/. See Otaheite apple. [vi < Tahitian] * * *
/vuy"euh, vee"euh/, prep. 1. by a route that touches or passes through; by way of: to fly to Japan via the North Pole. 2. by the agency or instrumentality of: a solution via an ...
via dolorosa
/dol'euh roh"seuh, doh'leuh-/ 1. (caps.) Christ's route to Golgotha. 2. a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences. [ < L via dolorosa lit., sorrowful ...
via media
/vuy"euh mee"dee euh, may"-, vee"euh/; Lat. /wee"ah me"dee ah/ a middle way; a mean between two extremes. [1835-45; < L] * * *
VIA Rail Canada, Inc.
▪ Canadian railway system       Canadian state-owned passenger-railway system. Incorporated in 1977 and established in 1978 as a crown corporation independent of the ...
See viable. * * *
—viability, n. —viably, adv. /vuy"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of living. 2. Physiol. a. physically fitted to live. b. (of a fetus) having reached such a stage of development ...
See viability. * * *
Viacom Inc.
▪ American company       one of the largest and foremost communications and media conglomerates in the United States. The present form of the corporation dates from 1994 ...
Vi·a Do·lo·ro·sa (vī'ə dō'lə-rōʹsə, vē'ə) n. 1. A difficult course or experience. 2. Jesus's route from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary.   [New Latin via ...
/vuy"euh dukt'/, n. a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans. [1810-20; < L via way + (AQUE)DUCT] * * ...
/vuy ag"reuh/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of sildenafil citrate, used to treat impotence. * * * First oral drug for male impotence, generic name sildenafil. Before the FDA ...
Viagra: A Second Honeymoon?
▪ 1999        The approval in March 1998 of Viagra (sildenafil), the first oral drug for male impotence, brought new hope to the millions who suffered from this ...
the commercial name of a drug used to cure impotence (= the condition of a man who is unable to have full sex). It is produced in the US by Pfizer Inc, and is the treatment for ...
/vuy"euhl, vuyl/, n., v., vialed, vialing or (esp. Brit.) vialled, vialling. n. 1. Also, phial. a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids: a vial of rare perfume; a ...
via me·di·a (mēʹdē-ə, mĕdʹē-ə, māʹdē-ə) n. The middle course or way.   [Latin : via, way + media, feminine of medius, middle.] * * *
Viana, Carlos de Aragon, Prince de
▪ Spanish prince English Charles Of Aragon born May 29, 1421, Penafiel, Aragon [Spain] died Sept. 23, 1461, Barcelona       heir apparent to the throne of Navarre ...
/vuy"euhnd/, n. 1. an article of food. 2. viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind. [1350-1400; ME viaunde < MF viande < VL *vivanda, for L ...
Vianney, Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie
▪ French priest also called  Curé D'ars   born May 8, 1786, Dardilly, France died Aug. 4, 1859, Ars; canonized May 31, 1925; feast day August 4 [formerly August ...
Viardot, Pauline
▪ French singer in full  Michelle Ferdinande Pauline Viardot , née  García  born July 18, 1821, Paris, France died May 18, 1910, Paris       French mezzo-soprano, ...
▪ Italy       town, Toscana ( Tuscany) regione, central Italy. It lies along the Ligurian Sea, south of the Apuan Alps, just northwest of Pisa. Sheltered by dense pine ...
viatic [vī at′ik] adj. Rare of or having to do with travel * * *
/vuy at"i keuhl, vee-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a viaticum. 2. of or pertaining to a form of insurance business that pays off on the insurance policies of the terminally ...
viatical settlement
Arrangement by which a terminally ill patient's life-insurance policy is sold to provide funds while the insured (viator) is living. The buyer (funder), usually an investment ...
/vuy at"i keuhm, vee-/, n., pl. viatica /-keuh/, viaticums. 1. Eccles. the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death. 2. (among the ancient Romans) ...
/vuy ay"tawr, -teuhr/, n., pl. viatores /vuy'euh tawr"eez, -tohr"-/. a wayfarer; traveler. [1495-1505; < L viator equiv. to via(re) to travel (deriv. of via way) + -tor -TOR] * * ...
Viau, Théophile de
▪ French author Viau also spelled  Viaud   born 1590, Clairac, near Agen, France died Sept. 25, 1626, Paris       French poet and dramatist of the pre-Neoclassical ...
/vuyb/, n. 1. Informal. vibration (def. 4). 2. Often, vibes. Slang. vibration (def. 6). [1965-70, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
—vibist, n. /vuybz/, n.pl. Informal. vibraharp. [1965-70; by shortening] * * *
vibist [vī′bist] n. Informal a person who plays a vibraphone * * * vib·ist (vīʹbĭst) n. A person who plays the vibraphone. * * *
Vibo Valentia
▪ Italy Latin  Hipponium,         town, Calabria regione, southern Italy. It lies near the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia. It originated as the ancient Greek town of Hipponion ...
/vee"bawrdd'yeu/, n. Swedish name of Vyborg. * * * ▪ Denmark       city, north-central Jutland, Denmark. It lies northwest of Århus. Originally a centre of pagan ...
See vibraculum. * * *
See vibracular. * * *
—vibracular, adj. —vibraculoid, adj. /vuy brak"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. vibracula /-leuh/. any of the modified polyps on the surface of certain bryozoan colonies, having a long, ...
—vibraharpist, n. /vuy"breuh hahrp'/, n. a musical percussion instrument that resembles a marimba and is played with mallets, but that has metal instead of wooden bars and has ...
See vibraharp. * * *
/vuy"breuhm/, Trademark. a brand of lightweight, rubberlike material used for the soles of shoes and boots. * * *
See vibrancy. * * *
vibrancy [vī′brən sē] n. a vibrant state or quality * * * See vibrant. * * *
—vibrancy, vibrance, n. —vibrantly, adv. /vuy"breuhnt/, adj. 1. moving to and fro rapidly; vibrating. 2. vibrating so as to produce sound, as a string. 3. (of sounds) ...
See vibrancy. * * *
—vibraphonist /vuy"breuh foh'nist, vuy brof"euh-/, n. /vuy"breuh fohn'/, n. vibraharp. [1925-30; < L vibra(re) to shake + -PHONE] * * * or vibraharp Percussion instrument ...
See vibraphone. * * *
—vibratingly, adv. /vuy"brayt/, v., vibrated, vibrating. v.i. 1. to move rhythmically and steadily to and fro, as a pendulum; oscillate. 2. to move to and fro or up and down ...
—vibratility /vuy'breuh til"i tee/, n. /vuy"breuh til, -tuyl'/, adj. 1. capable of vibrating or of being vibrated. 2. having a vibratory motion. 3. of, pertaining to, or of the ...
See vibratile. * * *
—vibrational, adj. —vibrationless, adj. /vuy bray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of vibrating. 2. the state of being vibrated. 3. Physics. a. the oscillating, reciprocating, or other ...
See vibration. * * *
vibrational quantum number
Physics. any one of the quantum numbers describing the energy levels associated with the vibrational motion of molecules. * * *
vibrative [vī′brə tiv΄] adj. VIBRATORY * * * See vibrate. * * *
/vi brah"toh, vuy-/, n., pl. vibratos. Music. a pulsating effect, produced in singing by the rapid reiteration of emphasis on a tone, and on bowed instruments by a rapid change ...
/vuy"bray teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that vibrates. 2. any of various machines or devices causing a vibratory motion or action. 3. a small appliance of variable shape, made ...
/vuy"breuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. capable of or producing vibration. 2. vibrating. 3. of the nature of or consisting in vibration. 4. of or pertaining to vibration. Also, ...
—vibrioid /vib"ree oyd'/, adj. /vib"ree oh'/, n., pl. vibrios. Bacteriol. any of several comma- or S-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are ...
See vibrio. * * *
/vib'ree on"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to an infection by a bacterium of the genus Vibrio. [1870-75; < NL Vibrion- (s. of Vibrio) VIBRIO + -IC] * * *
/vib'ree oh"sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. a venereal disease of cattle and sheep, caused by the organism Vibrio fetus, characterized by delayed female fertility and by spontaneous ...
—vibrissal, adj. /vuy bris"euh/, n., pl. vibrissae /-bris"ee/. 1. one of the stiff, bristly hairs growing about the mouth of certain animals, as a whisker of a cat. 2. one of ...
a combining form meaning "vibration," used in the formation of compound words: vibrometer. [ < L vibr(are) to shake, move to and fro + -O-] * * *
/vuy"breuh graf', -grahf'/, n. a device for recording mechanical vibrations. [1870-75; VIBRO- + -GRAPH] * * *
/vuy brom"i teuhr/, n. a vibrograph that measures the amplitude of vibrations. [1885-90; VIBRO- + -METER] * * *
vi·bron·ic (vī-brŏnʹĭk) adj. Of or relating to changes in molecular energy states associated with the vibrational energy of atoms.   [vibration + electronic.] * * *
/vuy berr"neuhm/, n. 1. any of numerous shrubs or trees belonging to the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, certain species of which, as the cranberry bush, V. opulus, or ...
/vik/, n. a male given name, form of Victor. * * * ▪ Spain Spanish  Vich        city, Barcelona provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous ...
1. Vicar. 2. Vicarage. 3. Victoria. * * *
vicinity. * * *
—vicarship, n. /vik"euhr/, n. 1. Ch. of Eng. a. a person acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector, or as representative of a religious community to which tithes ...
vicar apostolic
pl. vicars apostolic. 1. Rom. Cath. Ch. a titular bishop serving either in a district where no episcopal see has been established, or in one where the succession of bishops has ...
vicar capitular
pl. vicars capitular. Rom. Cath. Ch. a cleric chosen by a cathedral chapter to manage a bishopric during a vacancy. [1840-50] * * *
vicar choral
pl. vicars choral. Anglican Ch. a member of the clergy or a layperson in a cathedral who sings certain parts of the service. [1520-30] * * *
vicar forane
/faw rayn", foh-/, pl. vicars forane. Rom. Cath. Ch. dean1 (def. 2b). [1885-90; forane < ML foraneus living away; cf. FOREIGN] * * *
Vicar of Bray
a vicar (= a Church of England priest) in a traditional English song. He changes his religious and political beliefs according to the beliefs of the ruling king or queen, and is ...
Vicar of Christ
Rom. Cath. Ch. the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church. Also, Vicar of Jesus Christ. [1475-85] * * *
Vicar of Wakefield
a novel (1766) by Oliver Goldsmith. It is about a vicar (= a Church of England priest) who is kind and honest but experiences several disasters in his life, such as his house ...
Vicar of Wakefield, The
a novel (1766) by Goldsmith. * * *
—vicar-generalship, n. /vik"euhr jen"euhr euhl/, n., pl. vicars-general. 1. Rom. Cath. Ch. a priest deputized by a bishop to assist him in the administration of a diocese. 2. ...
/vik"euhr ij/, n. 1. the residence of a vicar. 2. the benefice of a vicar. 3. the office or duties of a vicar. [1375-1425; late ME; see VICAR, -AGE] * * *
vicar apostolic n. Roman Catholic Church pl. vicars apostolic 1. A titular bishop who administers a region that is not yet a diocese as a representative of the Holy See. 2. A ...
/vik"euhr it, -euh rayt'/, n. vicariate. [1880-85; VICAR + -ATE3] * * *
vicar fo·rane (fô-rānʹ, fō-) n. Roman Catholic Church pl. vicars forane A priest who by a bishop's appointment exercises limited jurisdiction over the clergy in a district ...
vicar general n. pl. vicars general 1. Roman Catholic Church. a. A priest acting as deputy to a bishop to assist him in the administration of his diocese. b. The head of a ...
/vuy kair"ee euhl, vi-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a vicar. 2. acting as or holding the office of a vicar. 3. delegated or vicarious: vicarial powers. [1610-20; < L vicari(us) ...
vi·car·i·ance (vī-kârʹē-əns, -kărʹ-, vĭ-) n. Biology The separation or division of a group of organisms by a geographic barrier, such as a mountain or a body of ...
See vicariance. * * *
/vuy kair"ee it, -ayt', vi-/, n. 1. the office or authority of a vicar. 2. the district presided over by a vicar. Also, vicarate. [1600-10; < ML vicariatus, equiv. to L ...
vicariate apostolic
pl. vicariates apostolic. Rom. Cath. Ch. a district under the jurisdiction of a vicar apostolic. * * *
—vicariously, adv. —vicariousness, vicariism, n. /vuy kair"ee euhs, vi-/, adj. 1. performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another: vicarious punishment. 2. ...
See vicarious. * * *
See vicariously. * * *
/vik"euhr lee/, adj. of, pertaining to, suggesting, or resembling a vicar: vicarly duties; a vicarly manner. [1590-1600; VICAR + -LY] * * *
Vicarof Christ
Vic·ar of Christ (vĭkʹər) n. Roman Catholic Church The pope. * * *
See vicar. * * *
vice1 /vuys/, n. 1. an immoral or evil habit or practice. 2. immoral conduct; depraved or degrading behavior: a life of vice. 3. sexual immorality, esp. prostitution. 4. a ...
vice admiral
vice admiral n. U.S. Navy an officer ranking above a rear admiral and below an admiral vice admiralty n. * * *
vice anglais
n [sing] a French phrase meaning ‘the English vice’. It sometimes refers to the practice of gaining sexual pleasure by beating or whipping people, thought to be ...
vice chancellor
n (in Britain) the most senior official in a university. The vice chancellor of a British university is responsible for its administration, in contrast to the chancellor, who is ...
vice pres.
vice president. Also, Vice Pres. * * *
vice president
—vice presidency. —vice-presidency, n. —vice-presidential, adj. 1. an officer next in rank to a president who serves as president in the president's absence. 2. an officer ...
vice president of the United States of America
▪ United States government       officer next in rank to the president of the United States (presidency of the United States of America), who ascends to the presidency ...
Vice presidents of the United States
▪ Table Vice presidents of the United States no. vice president birthplace term presidential administration served under   1 John Adams (Adams, ...
vice squad
a police squad charged with enforcing laws dealing with gambling, prostitution, and other forms of vice. * * *
vice versa
/vuy"seuh verr"seuh, vuys", vuy"see/ in reverse order from that stated; conversely: She dislikes me, and vice versa. [1595-1605; < L, equiv. to vice VICE3 + versa, abl. sing. ...
a combining form meaning "deputy," used in the formation of compound words, usually titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word: ...
—vice-admiralty, n. /vuys"ad"meuhr euhl/, n. a naval officer next in rank below an admiral. [1510-20] * * *
vice-ad·mir·al·ty (vīs-ădʹmər-əl-tē) n. pl. vice-ad·mir·al·ties The office, rank, or command of a vice admiral. * * *
/vuys"chair"meuhn/, n., pl. vice-chairmen. a member of a committee, board, group, etc., designated as immediately subordinate to a chairman and serving as such in the latter's ...
—vice-chancellorship, n. /vuys"chan"seuh leuhr, -chahn"-/, n. 1. a substitute, deputy, or subordinate chancellor. 2. a chancery judge acting in place of a chancellor. 3. the ...
See vice chancellor. * * *
—vice-consular, adj. —vice-consulate, n. —vice-consulship, n. /vuys"kon"seuhl/, n. a consular officer of a grade below that of consul. Also, vice consul. [1550-60] * * *
See vice consul. * * *
See vice-consular. * * *
See vice-consular. * * *
See vice president. * * *
vice-president [vīs′prez′ə dənt] n. 1. an officer next in rank below a president, acting during the president's absence or incapacity 2. any of several officers of a ...
See vice-presidency. * * *
See vice regent. * * *
—vice-regency, n. n. /vuys"ree"jeuhnt/; adj. /vuys ree"jeuhnt/, n. 1. a deputy regent; a person who acts in the place of a ruler, governor, or sovereign. adj. 2. of, pertaining ...
vice admiral (vīs) n. 1. Abbr. VADM A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above rear admiral and below admiral. 2. One who holds this rank. * * *
vice chancellor (vīs) n. Abbr. VC 1. A deputy or an assistant chancellor in a university. 2. A deputy to or a substitute for a head of state or an official bearing the title ...
vice consul (vīs) n. Abbr. VC A consular officer who is subordinate to and a deputy of a consul or consul general.   vice-conʹsu·lar (vīs-kŏnʹsə-lər) ...
/vuys jear"euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to a vicegerent or a vicegerent's position. [VICEGER(ENT) + -AL1] * * *
/vuys jear"euhn see/, n., pl. vicegerencies. 1. the position, government, or office of a vicegerent. 2. the territory or district under a vicegerent. [1590-1600; VICEGER(ENT) + ...
/vuys jear"euhnt/, n. 1. an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief. 2. a deputy in general. adj. 3. exercising delegated powers. 4. characterized by ...
/vuys"lis/, adj. free from vices. [1550-60; VICE1 + -LESS] * * *
/vis"euh ner'ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, or consisting of twenty. [1595-1605; < L vicenarius, equiv. to vicen(i) twenty each + -arius -ARY] * * *
/vuy sen"ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or for 20 years. 2. occurring every 20 years. [1730-40; < L vicenni(um) twenty-year period (vic(eni) twenty each + -enn(us), comb. form of annus ...
(as used in expressions) Aleixandre Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Vicente Fox Vicente Quesada Gómez Juan Vicente Vicente Gil * * *
Vicente López
Vi·cen·te Ló·pez (və-sĕn'tē lōʹpĕz', vē-sĕnʹtĕ lōʹpĕs) A city of east-central Argentina, an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires. Population: 289,142. * * * ▪ ...
Vicente, Esteban
▪ 2002       Spanish-born American painter (b. Jan. 20, 1903, Turégano, Spain—d. Jan. 10, 2001, Bridgehampton, N.Y.), was a first-generation member of the avant-garde ...
Vicente, Gil
born с 1465, Portugal died 1536/37 Portuguese playwright. His first plays were produced in 1502, and for the next 34 years he acted as court dramatist and poet laureate, ...
/vee chen"dzah/, n. a city in central Venezia, in NE Italy. 118,994. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Vicetia,    city, episcopal see, Veneto region, northern Italy, traversed by the ...
vice president or vice-pres·i·dent (vīsʹprĕzʹĭ-dənt, -dĕnt') n. Abbr. VP 1. An officer ranking next below a president, usually empowered to assume the president's duties ...
—viceregally, adv. /vuys ree"geuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to a viceroy. [1830-40; VICE- + REGAL] * * *
See viceregal. * * *
viceregent [vīs΄rē′jənt] n. a deputy of a regent * * * vice regent (vīs) n. One who acts as a regent's deputy.   vice-reʹgen·cy (vīs-rēʹjən-sē) n. * * *
/vuys"rayn/, n. the wife of a viceroy. [1815-25; < F, equiv. to vice- VICE- + reine queen < L regina (reg-, s. of rex king + -ina fem. n. suffix)] * * *
—viceroyship, n. /vuys"roy/, n. 1. a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign: the viceroy of India. 2. a brightly marked American ...
/vuys roy"euhl tee, vuys"roy'-/, n., pl. viceroyalties. 1. the dignity, office, or period of office of a viceroy. 2. a country or province ruled by a viceroy. [1695-1705; VICE- + ...
vice·roy·ship (vīsʹroi-shĭp') n. Viceroyalty. * * *
vice squad (vīs) n. A police division charged with enforcement of laws dealing with various forms of vice, such as gambling and prostitution. * * *
vi·ce ver·sa (vī'sə vûrʹsə, vīs') adv. Abbr. v.v. With the order or meaning reversed; conversely.   [Latin vice versā: vice ablative of *vix, position + versā, ...
▪ department, Colombia       departamento, eastern Colombia. It lies in the Llanos (plains) of the Orinoco River basin and is bounded north and east by Venezuela and ...
▪ Russia also spelled  Vičuga,         centre of a rayon (sector), Ivanovo oblast (province), western Russia. It lies about 18 miles (30 km) south of the Volga River ...
/vish"ee/; Fr. /vee shee"/, n. 1. a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940-1942; hot springs. 32,251. 2. (often l.c.) See vichy water. * * * ▪ ...
Vichy France
officially French State French État Français (July 1940–September 1944) French regime in World War II after the German defeat of France. The Franco-German armistice (June ...
vichy water
/vish"ee/ 1. a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy, containing sodium bicarbonate, other alkaline salts, etc., used in the treatment of digestive disturbances, gout, ...
/vish"ee uyt', vee"shee-/, n. a member or adherent of the government established 1940 at Vichy by Marshal Henri Pétain. [VICHY + -ITE1] * * *
/vish'ee swahz", vee"shee swahz'/, n. a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives. [1915-20; < F (crême) vichyssoise ...
Vichy water n. 1. A naturally effervescent mineral water from the springs at Vichy. 2. A sparkling mineral water resembling this effervescent beverage. * * *
/vis"euh nij/, n. 1. the region near or about a place; vicinity. 2. a particular neighborhood or district, or the people belonging to it. 3. proximity. [1275-1325; < L vicin(us) ...
/vis"euh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a neighborhood or district. 2. neighboring; adjacent. 3. Crystall. noting a plane the position of which varies very ...
/vi sin"i tee/, n., pl. vicinities. 1. the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house. 2. state or ...
—viciously, adv. —viciousness, n. /vish"euhs/, adj. 1. addicted to or characterized by vice; grossly immoral; depraved; profligate: a vicious life. 2. given or readily ...
vicious circle
1. Logic. a. (in demonstration) the use of each of two propositions to establish the other. b. (in definition) the use of each of two terms to define the other. 2. a situation in ...
vicious circle n. 1. A situation in which the apparent solution of one problem in a chain of circumstances creates a new problem and increases the difficulty of solving the ...
See vicious. * * *
See viciously. * * *
—vicissitudinous, adj. /vi sis"i toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. a change or variation occurring in the course of something. 2. interchange or alternation, as of states or things. 3. ...
vi·cis·si·tu·di·nar·y (vĭ-sĭs'ĭ-to͞odʹn-ĕr'ē, -tyo͞odʹ-) also vi·cis·si·tu·di·nous (-to͞odʹn-əs, -tyo͞odʹ-) adj. Characterized by, full of, or subject ...
/vik/, n. a male given name, form of Victor. * * *
/vik"euhrz/, n. Jon, born 1926, Canadian operatic tenor. * * *
Vickers hardness
▪ mineralogy       a measure of the hardness of a material, calculated from the size of an impression produced under load by a pyramid-shaped diamond indenter. Devised ...
Vickers number
Metall. a numerical expression of the hardness of a metal as determined by a test (Vickers test) in which the sample is indented under a known pressure by the point of a diamond ...
Vickers,Jonathan Stewart
Vick·ers (vĭkʹərz), Jonathan Stewart. Known as “Jon.” Born 1926. Canadian tenor widely acclaimed for his performances in operas by Wagner and Verdi. * * *
Vickery, Howard Leroy
▪ United States admiral born April 20, 1892, Bellevue, Ohio, U.S. died March 21, 1946, Palm Springs, Calif.       U.S. naval officer and outstanding merchant ...
Vicki [vik′ē] n. a feminine name: var. Vicky, Vickie: see VICTORIA1 * * *
Vickrey, William
▪ American economist in full  William Spencer Vickrey   born June 21, 1914, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada died October 11, 1996, Harrison, New York, ...
Vickrey, William S.
▪ 1997       Canadian-born U.S. economist and co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science just three days before his death from an apparent heart ...
/viks"berrg/, n. a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: important Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863. 25,434. * * * ▪ Mississippi, United ...
Vicksburg Campaign
(1862–63) Engagements fought at Vicksburg, Miss. , in the American Civil War. Confederate forces held the fortified city against Union naval bombardment from the Mississippi ...
the name of a range of products for treating coughs produced by the US company Vicks (part of Procter and Gamble) and available without a doctor’s written permission. They ...
/vik"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Victoria. Also, Vickie. * * *
—Viconian /vi koh"nee euhn/, adj. /vik"oh, vee"koh/; It. /vee"kaw/, n. Giovanni Battista /jaw vahn"nee baht tees"tah/, 1668-1744, Italian philosopher and jurist. * * *
Vico, Giambattista
born June 23, 1668, Naples died Jan. 23, 1744, Naples Italian philosopher of cultural history and law. In his major work, New Science (1725), he attempted to combine history ...
/vee kawonnt"/, n., pl. vicomtes /-kawonnt"/. a French viscount. [ < F: VISCOUNT] * * *
/vee kawonn tes"/, n., pl. vicomtesses /-tes"/. the wife or widow of a vicomte; a French viscountess. [ < F, equiv. to vicomte VISCOUNT + -esse -ESS] * * *
/vuy kon"tee euhl/, adj. Early Eng. Law. pertaining to the sheriff or viscount. [1540-50; < AF vicontiel; see VISCOUNT, -AL1] * * *
1. Victoria. 2. Victorian. * * *
—victimhood, n. —victimless, adj. /vik"tim/, n. 1. a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency: a victim of an automobile accident. 2. a person who ...
See victim. * * *
See victimize. * * *
—victimization, n. —victimizer, n. /vik"teuh muyz'/, v.t., victimized, victimizing. 1. to make a victim of. 2. to dupe, swindle, or cheat: to victimize poor widows. 3. to ...
See victimization. * * *
victimless crime
a legal offense, as prostitution or gambling, to which all participating parties have consented. [1960-65] * * *
vic·tim·less crime (vĭkʹtĭm-lĭs) n. An illegal act that is felt to have no direct or identifiable victim. * * *
See victimology. * * *
victimology [vik΄tə mäl′ə jē] n. 1. the study of victims, esp. victims of crime 2. status as a victim; specif., such status arising from membership in an ethnic, ...
/veek twannrdd"/, n. a female given name, French form of Victoria. * * *
/vik"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who has overcome or defeated an adversary; conqueror. 2. a winner in any struggle or contest. 3. a word used in communications to represent the letter ...
/vik"teuhr/, n. 1. an ancient Roman epithet variously applied to Jupiter, Mars, and Hercules. 2. Mil. the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarines. 3. a ...
Victor (IV)
▪ antipope [1138] original name  Gregory Conti   flourished 12th century       antipope from March to May 29, 1138. He was a cardinal when chosen pope by a faction ...
Victor Amadeus I
▪ duke of Savoy born May 8, 1587, Turin, Savoy [Italy] died Oct. 7, 1637       duke of Savoy from 1630 to 1637, son of Charles Emmanuel I.       The French were ...
Victor Amadeus II
Italian Vittorio Amedeo born May 14, 1666, Turin, Savoy died Oct. 31, 1732, Moncalieri, near Turin King of Sicily (1713–20) and of Sardinia (1720–30). The son of Charles ...
Victor Amadeus III
▪ king of Sardinia born June 26, 1726, Turin, Piedmont, kingdom of Sardinia [Italy] died Oct. 16, 1796, Moncalieri, near Turin       Savoyard king of Sardinia ...
Victor Charlie
Mil. Slang. a Vietcong or the Vietcong; the VC. [1965-70; communications code for V(IET) C(ONG)] * * *
Victor Emanuel Range
▪ mountains, Papua New Guinea       section of the central highlands, east of the Star Mountains, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The rugged range, rising ...
Victor Emmanuel I
/i man"yooh euhl/ 1759-1824, king of Sardinia 1802-21. * * * Italian Vittorio Emanuele born July 24, 1759, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia died Jan. 10, 1824, Moncalieri, near ...
Victor Emmanuel II
1820-78, king of Sardinia 1849-78; first king of Italy 1861-78. * * * Italian Vittorio Emanuele born March 14, 1820, Turin, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia died Jan. 9, 1878, ...
Victor Emmanuel III
1869-1947, king of Italy 1900-46. * * * Italian Vittorio Emanuele born Nov. 11, 1869, Naples, Italy died Dec. 28, 1947, Alexandria, Egypt King of Italy (1900–46). Son of ...
Victor Harbor
▪ South Australia, Australia       town and coastal resort, South Australia, situated at the mouth of the Inman River, on the northwest shore of Encounter Bay (so ...
Victor I
Saint, pope A.D. 189-198. * * *
Victor I, Saint
▪ pope born , Africa died 199, Rome?; feast day July 28       pope from about 189 to 198/199.       After succeeding St. Eleutherius in 189, Victor tried to ...
Victor II
(Gebhard) 1018-57, German ecclesiastic: pope 1055-57. * * * ▪ pope original name  Gebhard Of Dollnstein-hirschberg   born c. 1018, , Swabia died July 28, 1057, Arezzo, ...
Victor III
(Dauferius) 1027-87, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1086-87. * * * orig. Dauferi born 1027, Benevento, principality of Benevento died Sept. 16, 1087, Montecassino, principality of ...
Victor III, Blessed
▪ pope original name  Dauferi , Benedictine name  Desiderius  born 1027, Benevento, principality of Benevento [Italy] died September 16, 1087, Montecassino, principality ...
Victor Meldrew
➡ Meldrew * * *
Victor Sawdon Pritchett
➡ Pritchett * * *
Victor Silvester
➡ Silvester * * *
Victor, Frances Auretta Fuller
▪ American author and historian née  Frances Auretta Fuller  born May 23, 1826, Rome, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 14, 1902, Portland, Ore.       American writer and ...
Victor, Geraldo Bessa
▪ Angolan poet Victor also spelled  Vítor   born Jan. 20, 1917, São Paulo de Luanda, Angola       Angolan lyric poet whose work expresses the dream of racial ...
Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller
▪ American author née  Metta Victoria Fuller  born March 2, 1831, Erie, Pa., U.S. died June 26, 1885, Hohokus, N.J.       American writer of popular fiction who is ...
Victor, Paul-Emile
▪ 1996       French polar explorer and ethnologist who led more than 60 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions (b. June 28, 1907—d. March 7, 1995). * * *
Victor-Perrin, Claude, Duc De Bellune
▪ French general byname  Claude Perrin   born Dec. 7, 1764, La Marche, Fr. died March 1, 1841, Paris       a leading French general of the French Revolutionary and ...
VictorEmmanuel I
Vic·tor Em·man·u·el I (vĭkʹtər ĭ-mănʹyo͞o-əl), 1759-1824. Sardinian king (1802-1821) whose kingdom was restored after the fall of Napoleon (1815). An uprising forced ...
VictorEmmanuel II
Victor Emmanuel II, 1820-1878. Italian king (1861-1878). He completed the unification of Italy by acquiring Venice (1866) and Rome (1870). * * *
VictorEmmanuel III
Victor Emmanuel III, 1869-1947. Italian king (1900-1946). He appointed Benito Mussolini prime minister in 1922 and did little to stop Italy's decline into a fascist state. He ...
/vik tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/; for 3 also Sp. /beek taw"rddyah/, n. 1. the ancient Roman goddess of victory, identified with the Greek goddess Nike. 2. 1819-1901, queen of Great ...
Victoria and Albert Museum
(abbr the V and A) Britain’s national museum of art and design, in South Kensington, London, established in 1852. It contains over 4 million objects, including important ...
Victoria Cross
a British decoration awarded to soldiers and sailors for acts of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy. Abbr.: V.C. [1855-60] * * * ▪ British military ...
Victoria Day
(in Canada) the first Monday preceding May 25, observed as a national holiday. * * * ▪ Canadian holiday       Canadian (Canada) holiday on which the British sovereign's ...
Victoria de las Tunas
▪ Cuba also called  Las Tunas        city, eastern Cuba. It is principally a commercial and manufacturing centre for a rich agricultural and pastoral hinterland, ...
Victoria Desert.
See Great Victoria Desert. * * *
Victoria Embankment
➡ Embankment * * *
Victoria Falls
1. falls of the Zambezi River in S Africa, between Zambia and Zimbabwe, near Livingstone. 420 ft. (130 m) high; more than 1 mi. (1.6 km) wide. 2. former name of Iguassú Falls. * ...
Victoria Holt
➡ Holt * * *
Victoria Island
an island off the coast of N Canada, in the Arctic Ocean. 80,340 sq. mi. (208,081 sq. km). * * * Third largest island of the Arctic Archipelago, Canada. About 320 mi (515 km) ...
Victoria Land
a region in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Sea, mainly in Ross Dependency. * * * ▪ region, Antarctica       physical region in eastern Antarctica, bounded by the ...
Victoria Memorial
a large sculpture in front of Buckingham Palace, London, England. It was made in 1911 in memory of Queen Victoria, and shows her sitting with several other figures under a gold ...
Victoria Nile
Victoria Nile upper course of the Nile, flowing from Lake Victoria into Lake Albert: c. 250 mi (402 km) * * * River that forms the upper section of the Nile River. Some 260 mi ...
Victoria Nyanza
/nuy an"zeuh, nee-, nyahn"zah/ Victoria (def. 10). * * *
Victoria Peak
▪ mountain, Belize       highest point (3,681 ft [1,122 m]) in the Cockscomb Range, a spur of the Maya Mountains in central Belize, 30 mi (48 km) southwest of Stann ...
Victoria River
Longest river in Northern Territory, Australia. The Victoria River flows northwest for about 350 mi (560 km) to enter the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf of the Timor Sea. Its last 100 mi ...
Victoria Station
▪ railroad station, London, United Kingdom       railway station in the borough of Westminster (Westminster, City of), London. It stands just south of Buckingham ...
Victoria Strait
Channel of the Arctic Ocean. It is located between southeastern Victoria Island and King William Island, off the northern Canada mainland in Nunavut. At about 100 mi (160 km) ...
Victoria Wood
➡ Wood (II) * * *
Victoria, flag of
▪ Flag History       Australian flag consisting of a blue field (background) bearing the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the) in the canton and a crown and ...
Victoria, Guadalupe
▪ president of Mexico original name  Manuel Félix Fernández  born 1786, Tamazuela, Mex. died 1843, Perote       Mexican soldier and political leader who was the ...
Victoria, Lake
or Victoria Nyanza Largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile River, east-central Africa. The southern half lies in Tanzania, the northern half in Uganda; it ...
Victoria, Tomás Luis de
born с 1548, near Avila, Spain died Aug. 27, 1611, Madrid Spanish composer. He went to Rome с 1565 as an organist and singer, and he may have studied with Giovanni Pierluigi ...
Victoria, University of
Public university in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, founded in 1903. It has faculties of arts and sciences, education, engineering, fine arts, graduate studies, human and ...
Victoria, Lake also Victoria Ny·an·za (nī-ănʹzə, nyänʹ-) A lake of east-central Africa bordered by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. It was sighted in 1858 by the British ...

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