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Words starting with v

Word Definition
V 1. V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. V and U are only varieties of the same character, U being the cursive form, while V is better adapted for engraving, as in stone. The two letters were formerly used indiscriminately, and till a comparatively recent date words containing them were often classed together in dictionaries and other books of reference (see U). The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it was used both as a consonant (about like English w) and as a vowel. The Latin derives it from it from a form (V) of the Greek vowel / (see Y), this Greek letter being either from the same Semitic letter as the digamma F (see F), or else added by the Greeks to the alphabet which they took from the Semitic. Etymologically v is most nearly related to u, w, f, b, p; as in vine, wine; avoirdupois, habit, have; safe, save; trover, troubadour, trope. See U, F, etc.
2. As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.
3. (adj.) being one more than four
4. (n.) the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
5. (n.) a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
6. (n.) the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
7. (n.) a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
v hook 1. A gab at the end of an eccentric rod, with long jaws, shaped like the letter V.
v moth 1. A common gray European moth (Halia vauaria) having a V-shaped spot of dark brown on each of the fore wings.
V neck 1. (n.) the neck of a garment has the shape of the letter V
V sign 1. (n.) a sign (for victory); making a V with the index and middle fingers
V-1 1. (n.) a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
V-8 juice 1. (n.) brand name for canned mixed vegetable juices
V-day 1. (n.) the day of a victory
V-E Day 1. (n.) the date of Allied victory in Europe, World War II
V-J Day 1. (n.) the date of Allied victory over Japan, World War II
v-shaped 1. (adj.) shaped in the form of the letter V
V.P. 1. (n.) an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances
VA 1. (n.) the United States federal department responsible for the interests of military veterans; created in 1989
2. (n.) a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Va. 1. (n.) a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
vaagmer 1. (n.) The dealfish.
vac 1. (n.) informal term for vacation
vacancies 1. (n. pl.) of Vacancy
vacancy 1. (n.) The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
2. (n.) That which is vacant.
3. (n.) Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
4. (n.) An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
5. (n.) Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
6. (n.) A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
7. (n.) an empty area or space
8. (n.) being unoccupied
vacancy rate 1. (n.) the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) that are unoccupied or not rented at a given time
vacant 1. (adj.) Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.
2. (adj.) Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.
3. (adj.) Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish.
4. (adj.) Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind.
5. (adj.) Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate.
6. (adj.) without an occupant or incumbent
7. (adj.) void of intelligence or thought
vacant lot 1. (n.) a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
vacantly 1. (adv.) In a vacant manner; inanely.
2. (adv.) in a vacant manner
vacate 1. (v. t.) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
2. (v. t.) To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
3. (v. t.) To defeat; to put an end to.
4. (v.) cancel officially
5. (v.) leave behind empty; move out of
6. (v.) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
vacated 1. (imp. v. part.) of Vacate
vacating 1. (pres. v. part.) of Vacate
vacation 1. (n.) The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.
2. (n.) Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
3. (n.) Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
4. (n.) The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.
5. (n.) The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
6. (n.) the act of making something legally void
7. (n.) leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
8. (v.) spend or take a vacation
vacation home 1. (n.) a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
vacation spot 1. (n.) an area where many people go for recreation
vacationer 1. (n.) someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work
vacationing 1. (n.) the act of taking a vacation