English dictionary


via |ˈvaɪə| — A main road or highway, especially in ancient Rome. (Mainly used in set phrases, below.)

viability |vaɪəˈbɪlətɪ| — (of living things) capable of normal growth and development

viable |ˈvaɪəbl| — capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

viaduct |ˈvaɪədʌkt| — bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley

vial |ˈvaɪəl| — a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)

viands |ˈvaɪəndz| — a stock or supply of foods

viatic |vaɪˈætɪk| — Of or pertaining to traveling or a journey.

viatical |ˌvɑːˈjætɪkəl| — pertaining to the purchase of insurance policies from terminally ill policy holders

viaticum |vaɪˈætəkəm| — The Eucharist, when given to a person who is dying or one in danger of death.

viator |vaˈjeɪtər| — (rare) wayfarer, traveler

vibes |ˈvaɪbz| — a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound

vibrancy |ˈvaɪbrənsɪ| — having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

vibrant |ˈvaɪbrənt| — vigorous and animated

vibraphone |ˈvaɪbrəfəʊn| — a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound

vibrate |ˈvaɪbreɪt| — shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

vibrating |ˈvaɪbretɪŋ| — that vibrates

vibration |vaɪˈbreɪʃn| — the act of vibrating

vibrato |vɪˈbrɑːtəʊ| — (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

vibrator |vaɪˈbreɪtər| — a mechanical device that vibrates

vibratory |ˈvaɪbrətəriː| — moving very rapidly to and fro or up and down

vibrio |ˈvɪbriːˌəʊ| — curved rodlike motile bacterium

viburnum |vaɪˈbɜːrnəm| — deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree

vicar |ˈvɪkər| — a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman

vicarage |ˈvɪkərɪdʒ| — an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector

vicarial |vɪˈkeriːəl| — of or relating to or characteristic of a vicar

vicarious |vaɪˈkerɪəs| — experienced at secondhand

vicariously |vaɪˈkerɪəslɪ| — indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute

vice |vaɪs| — moral weakness

vice-admiral |ˈvaɪsˈædmərəl| — (nautical) A naval rank between rear admiral and admiral

vice-chairman |ˈvaɪsˈtʃermən| — Alternative spelling of vice-chairman.

vice-chancellor |ˈtʃænsʌlər| — The rank below a chancellor.

vice-president |ˈvaɪˈsprezədənt| — Vice-President of the United States; the holder of the constitutional position of the person who succeeds to the Presidency of the United States in the event of the death or incapacity of the President.

vicegerent |vaɪsˈdʒɪərənt| — someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy

vicennial |vaɪˈseniːəl| — occurring once every 20 years

viceregal |vaɪsˈriːɡəl| — of or relating to a viceroy

vicereine |vaɪsˈreɪn| — wife of a viceroy

viceroy |ˈvaɪsrɔɪ| — governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

vicinage |ˈvɪsənɪj| — (now rare) A surrounding district; a neighbourhood.

vicinal |ˈvɪsənl| — belonging to or limited to a vicinity

vicinity |vəˈsɪnətɪ| — a surrounding or nearby region

vicious |ˈvɪʃəs| — (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

viciousness |ˈvɪʃəsnəs| — the trait of extreme cruelty

vicissitude |vɪˈsɪsɪtuːd| — a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

victim |ˈvɪktɪm| — an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

victimization |ˌvɪktəməˈzeɪʃən| — adversity resulting from being made a victim

victimize |ˈvɪktɪmaɪz| — make a victim of

victor |ˈvɪktər| — a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

victoria |vɪkˈtɔːrɪə| — queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)

Victorian |vɪkˈtɔːrɪən| — a person who lived during the reign of Victoria

victorious |vɪkˈtɔːrɪəs| — having won

victory |ˈvɪktərɪ| — a successful ending of a struggle or contest

victress |ˈvɪktrɪs| — Alternative form of victoress.

victual |ˈvɪdl| — any substance that can be used as food

victualer  — an innkeeper (especially British)

victualler |ˈvɪtlər| — an innkeeper (especially British)

victualling |ˈvɪtəlɪŋ| — Present participle of victual.

victuals |ˈvɪtəlz| — a stock or supply of foods

vicugna  — a genus of Camelidae

vicuna |vɪˈkjuːnə| — the wool of the vicuna

vide |ˈviːdeɪ| — (US, black English) divide (separate into parts, cleave asunder)

videlicet |vɪˈdiːlɪset| — as follows

video |ˈvɪdɪəʊ| — the visible part of a television transmission

video-game |ˈvɪdiəʊ ɡeɪm| — A type of game existing as and controlled by software, usually run by a video game console or a computer, and played on a video terminal or television screen. Controlled by a paddle, joystick, joypad, mouse, keyboard, or a combination of any of them.

videoconferencing |ˈvɪdɪəʊkɒnfərənsɪŋ| — Present participle of videoconference.

videotape |ˈvɪdɪəʊteɪp| — a video recording made on magnetic tape

videotaped |ˈvɪdɪəʊteɪpt| — simple past tense and past participle of videotape

vie |vaɪ| — compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Viennese |vɪˈeˌnɪs| — of or relating to or characteristic of Vienna or its inhabitants

Vietnamese |ˌvjetnəˈmiːz| — a native or inhabitant of Vietnam

view |vjuː| — a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

view-point |ˈvjuːpɔɪnt| — Alternative spelling of viewpoint.

viewer |ˈvjuːər| — a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

viewfinder |ˈvjuːfaɪndər| — optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest

viewing |ˈvjuːɪŋ| — the display of a motion picture

viewless |ˈvjuːləs| — not having or expressing opinions or views

viewpoint |ˈvjuːpɔɪnt| — a mental position from which things are viewed

viewy |ˈvjuːiː| — (rare) Having strong views or opinions.

vigesimal |vɪˈdʒesɪməl| — relating to or based on the number twenty

vigil |ˈvɪdʒɪl| — a period of sleeplessness

vigilance |ˈvɪdʒɪləns| — the process of paying close and continuous attention

vigilant |ˈvɪdʒɪlənt| — carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

vigilante |ˌvɪdʒɪˈlæntɪ| — member of a vigilance committee

vignette |vɪnˈjet| — a brief literary description

vigor |ˈvɪɡər| — forceful exertion

vigorous |ˈvɪɡərəs| — characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity

vigorously |ˈvɪɡərəslɪ| — with vigor; in a vigorous manner

vigour |ˈvɪɡər| — forceful exertion

viking |ˈvaɪkɪŋ| — any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries

vilayet |ˌviːlɑːˈjet| — One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.

vile |vaɪl| — morally reprehensible

vilely |ˈvaɪl lɪ| — in a vile manner

vileness |ˈvaɪlnəs| — the quality of being wicked

vilification |ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — slanderous defamation

vilify |ˈvɪlɪfaɪ| — spread negative information about

vilipend |ˈvɪləˌpend| — belittle

villa |ˈvɪlə| — Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)

village |ˈvɪlɪdʒ| — a community of people smaller than a town

villager |ˈvɪlɪdʒər| — one who has lived in a village most of their life

villain |ˈvɪlən| — a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

villainage |ˈvɪlənɪdʒ| — the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf

villainous |ˈvɪlənəs| — extremely wicked

villainy |ˈvɪlənɪ| — the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior

villatic  — (obsolete) Of or pertaining to a farm or village; rural.

villein |ˈvɪleɪn| — (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

villeinage |ˈvɪlɪnɪdʒ| — the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf

vim |vɪm| — a healthy capacity for vigorous activity

vin-ordinaire |ˈvæŋˌɔːdɪˈneə| — A cheap claret, used as a table wine in France.

vinaigrette |ˌvɪnɪˈɡret| — oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic

vincible |ˈvɪnsəbəl| — susceptible to being defeated

vindicable  — able to be vindicated; justifiable

vindicate |ˈvɪndɪkeɪt| — show to be right by providing justification or proof

vindicated |ˈvɪndəketəd| — freed from any question of guilt

vindication |ˌvɪndəˈkeɪʃən| — the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

vindicative |ˈvɪndɪkətɪv| — Having a tendency to vindicate.

vindicator |ˌvɪndəˈkeɪtər| — a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

vindicatory |ˈvɪndɪkeɪtəriː| — of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

vindictive |vɪnˈdɪktɪv| — disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

vindictiveness |ˌvɪnˈdɪktɪvnəs| — a malevolent desire for revenge

vine |vaɪn| — a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

vinedresser |ˈvaɪnˌdresə| — One who works in a vineyard.

vinegar |ˈvɪnɪɡər| — sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative

vinegary |ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ| — tasting or smelling like vinegar

vinery |ˈvaɪnərɪ| — a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced

vineyard |ˈvɪnjərd| — a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced

vinic  — (chemistry, archaic) Of or pertaining to wine.

viniculture |ˈvɪnɪkʌltʃər| — the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing

vino |ˈviːnəʊ| — fermented juice (of grapes especially)

vinous |ˈvaɪnəs| — of or relating to wine

vintage |ˈvɪntɪdʒ| — a season's yield of wine from a vineyard

vintager |ˈvɪn(t)ɪjər| — a person who harvests grapes for making wine

vintner |ˈvɪntnər| — someone who sells wine

vinyl |ˈvaɪnl| — a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene

viol |ˈvaɪəl| — any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family

viola |vɪˈəʊlə| — any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola

violaceous |ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃəs| — (mycology) violet colored.

violate |ˈvaɪəleɪt| — fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

violation |ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃn| — a crime less serious than a felony

violator |ˈvaɪəˌletər| — someone who violates the law

violence |ˈvaɪələns| — an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

violent |ˈvaɪələnt| — effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

violently |ˈvɑɪələntlɪ| — in a violent manner

violet |ˈvaɪələt| — any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers

violin |ˌvaɪəˈlɪn| — bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

violinist |vaɪəˈlɪnəst| — a musician who plays the violin

violist |vɪˈəʊlɪst| — a musician who plays the viola

violoncellist |vaɪələnˈtʃeləst| — someone who plays a violoncello

violoncello |ˌvaɪələnˈtʃeləʊ| — a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing

viper |ˈvaɪpər| — venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw

viperous |ˈvaɪpərəs| — of or pertaining to a viper

virago |vɪˈrɑːɡəʊ| — a noisy or scolding or domineering woman

viral |ˈvaɪrəl| — relating to or caused by a virus

virgin |ˈvɜːrdʒɪn| — a person who has never had sex

virginal |ˈvɜːrdʒɪnl| — a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

virginals |ˈvɜːdʒɪnəlz| — A virginal, a musical instrument in the harpsichord family.

Virginia |vəˈdʒɪnɪə| — a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

virginity |vərˈdʒɪnətɪ| — the condition or quality of being a virgin

Virgo |ˈvɜːrɡəʊ| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo

virgule |ˈvɜːɡjuːl| — a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

virid  — A bright green colour.

viridescent |ˌvɪrəˈdes(ə)nt| — Having a greenish hue; becoming somewhat green in color.

viridity |vəˈrɪdɪtiː| — green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

virile |ˈvɪrəl| — characterized by energy and vigor

virility |vəˈrɪlətɪ| — the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation

virology |vaɪˈrɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases

virtu |vɜːˈtuː| — love of or taste for fine objects of art

virtual |ˈvɜːrtʃʊəl| — being actually such in almost every respect

virtually |ˈvɜːrtʃʊəlɪ| — in essence or effect but not in fact

virtue |ˈvɜːrtʃuː| — the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

virtuosi |ˌvɜːtʃʊˈəʊziː| — plural form of virtuoso

virtuosity |ˌvɜːrtʃʊˈɑːsətɪ| — technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

virtuoso |ˌvɜːrtʃʊˈəʊsəʊ| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

virtuous |ˈvɜːrtʃʊəs| — in a state of sexual virginity

virulence |ˈvɪrələns| — extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)

virulent |ˈvɪrələnt| — extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

virus |ˈvaɪrəs| — (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

vis |ˈvɪs| — Force; power.

vis-a-vis |viːzəˈviː| — a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

visa |ˈviːzə| — an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it

visage |ˈvɪzɪdʒ| — the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

visard |ˈvɪzəd| — To mask.

viscera |ˈvɪsərə| — internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)

visceral |ˈvɪsərəl| — obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

viscid |ˈvɪsɪd| — having the sticky properties of an adhesive

viscidity |vɪˈsɪdɪtiː| — the property of being cohesive and sticky

viscose |ˈvɪskəʊz| — a cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda

viscosity |vɪˈskɑːsətɪ| — resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)

viscount |ˈvaɪkaʊnt| — (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

viscountess |ˈvaɪkaʊntəs| — a wife or widow of a viscount

viscous |ˈvɪskəs| — having a relatively high resistance to flow

viscus |ˈvɪskəs| — a main organ that is situated inside the body

vise |ˈvaɪs| — a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place

Vishnu |ˈvɪʃnuː| — the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds

visibility |ˌvɪzəˈbɪlətɪ| — quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye

visible |ˈvɪzəbl| — obvious to the eye

visibly |ˈvɪzəblɪ| — in a visible manner

Visigoth |ˈvɪzəɡɑːθ| — a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France

vision |ˈvɪʒn| — a vivid mental image

visional |ˈvɪʒənl| — Of or pertaining to vision

visionary |ˈvɪʒənerɪ| — a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible

visit |ˈvɪzɪt| — the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

visitable |ˈvɪzɪtəbl| — Capable of being visited.

visitant |ˈvɪzədənt| — someone who visits

visitation |ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃn| — an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

visitatorial |vɪzɪtəˈtɔːriːəl| — visitorial

visiting |ˈvɪzətɪŋ| — the activity of making visits

visiting-card |ˈvɪzɪtɪŋˈkɑːd| — A written card which identifies the bearer, presented for introduction when attending a business meeting or formal social gathering.

visitor |ˈvɪzɪtər| — someone who visits

visor |ˈvaɪzər| — a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face

vista |ˈvɪstə| — the visual percept of a region

visual |ˈvɪʒʊəl| — visible

visualization |ˌvɪʒʊələˈzeɪʃən| — a mental image that is similar to a visual perception

visualize |ˈvɪʒʊəlaɪz| — imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

visualizing |ˈvɪʒʊəlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of visualize.

visually |ˈvɪʒʊəlɪ| — with respect to vision

visuals |ˈvɪʒʊəlz| — plural form of visual

vita |ˈviːtə| — a curriculum vitae

vital |ˈvaɪtl| — urgently needed; absolutely necessary

vitalism |ˈvaɪtəlɪzəm| — (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

vitality |vaɪˈtælətɪ| — an energetic style

vitalization  — the state of being vitalized and filled with life

vitalize |ˈvaɪtəlaɪz| — give life to

vitally |ˈvaɪtəlɪ| — to a vital degree

vitals |ˈvaɪtəlz| — a bodily organ that is essential for life

vitamin |ˈvaɪtəmɪn| — any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

vitamine  — Obsolete form of vitamin.

vitaminize |ˈvɪtəmɪnaɪz| — add vitamins as a supplement

vitiate |ˈvɪʃɪeɪt| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

vitiation |ˌvɪʃɪˈeɪʃən| — nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null

viticulture |ˈvɪtɪkʌltʃər| — the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing

viticulturist  — a cultivator of grape vine

vitreous |ˈvɪtrɪəs| — (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it

vitrification |ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified

vitrify |ˈvɪtrɪfaɪ| — change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat

vitriol |ˈvɪtrɪəl| — (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

vitriolic |ˌvɪtrɪˈɑːlɪk| — harsh or corrosive in tone

vituperate |vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt| — spread negative information about

vituperation |vaɪˌtuːpəˈreɪʃn| — abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

vituperative |vaɪˈtuːpəreɪtɪv| — marked by harshly abusive criticism

viva |ˈviːvə| — an examination conducted by spoken communication

vivacious |vɪˈveɪʃəs| — vigorous and animated

vivaciously |vɪˈveɪʃəslɪ| — with vivacity

vivacity |vɪˈvæsətɪ| — characterized by high spirits and animation

vivaria |vaɪˈveərɪə| — plural form of vivarium

vivarium |vaɪˈverɪəm| — an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions

vivid |ˈvɪvɪd| — evoking lifelike images within the mind

vividly |ˈvɪvədlɪ| — in a vivid manner

vividness |ˈvɪvədnəs| — interest and variety and intensity

vivify |ˈvɪvəˌfaɪ| — give new life or energy to

viviparous |vɪˈvɪpərəs| — producing living young (not eggs)

vivisect |ˈvɪvəˌsekt| — cut (a body) open while still alive

vivisection |ˌvɪvɪˈsekʃn| — the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

vixen |ˈvɪksn| — a malicious woman with a fierce temper

vixenish |ˈvɪksənɪʃ| — shrewish and malicious

vizard |ˈvɪzərd| — (archaic) A mask worn to disguise or protect the face.

vizier |vɪˈzɪr| — a high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)

vizor |ˈvaɪzər| — a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face

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