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Meaning of VIE

Pronunciation:  vI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
 

VIE is a 3 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: compete, contend
 
 See Also: emulate, equal, go for, match, play, race, rival, run, run off, touch, try for

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vie\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vying}.]
    [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to
    challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of
    uncertain origin. Cf. {Invite}, {Envie}.]
    1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of
       gleek. See {Revie}. [Obs.]
    
    2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous
       effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
    
             In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed
             in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best
             of their family.                      --Addison.
    
             While Waterloo with Cann[ae]'s carnage vies.
                                                   --Byron.
    
    
  2. \Vie\, v. t.
    1. To stake; to wager. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    
    2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to
       put in competition; to bandy. [Obs.]
    
             She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so
             fast.                                 --Shak.
    
             Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his
             Parliament, but to be guided by them. --Milton.
    
             And vying malice with my gentleness, Pick quarrels
             with their only happiness.            --Herbert.
    
    
  3. \Vie\, n.
    A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife;
    also, a challenge; a wager. [Obs.]
    
          We 'll all to church together instantly, And then a vie
          for boys.                                --J. Fletcher.
    
    
 

 

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