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Valencia Tweet Definition of Valencia Like Definition of Valencia on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Valencia (autonomous community))
Community of Valencia
  1. A country of SW Europe, located in the Eastern Iberia, Iberian Peninsula. Today an autonomous community of Spain. Official name: Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana, Comunidad Valenciana). Area: 23,255 sq. km. Population (2004): 4,692,449. Historically, a kingdom also including the town of Caudete.
    1. City and capital of the Community of Valencia (Spain).
  2. City in northern Venezuela.
     
Valentine Tweet Definition of Valentine Like Definition of Valentine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname derived from the medieval given name Valentinus
  1. (given name, male, from Latin, )
    1. w:Saint Valentine, Saint Valentine
     
Vancouver Tweet Definition of Vancouver Like Definition of Vancouver on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A family name.
  2. A large island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.
  3. A large city and seaport in British Columbia, Canada
  4. A city in the State of Washington, USA.
  5. A mountain between Alaska and Canada in the Saint Elias Mountains.
     
vane Tweet Definition of vane Like Definition of vane on Facebook
noun 
  1. (countable) A weather vane.
  2. Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a w:turbine, turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  3. The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  4. A sight on a w:sextant, sextant or compass.
  5. One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.
     
Varese Tweet Definition of Varese Like Definition of Varese on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Lombardy, Italy.
  2. Capital of the province of Varese.
     
Vega Tweet Definition of Vega Like Definition of Vega on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (star) The brightest star in the constellation Lyra; Alpha (α) Lyrae. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.
     
vernier Tweet Definition of vernier Like Definition of vernier on Facebook
noun 
  1. A secondary scale with finer graduations than the primary scale of a measure, measuring device; the vernier measures between graduations of the larger scale.
     
Vernon Tweet Definition of Vernon Like Definition of Vernon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male) , transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
     
Victoria Tweet Definition of Victoria Like Definition of Victoria on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, )
  2. A monarch named Queen Victoria, especially w:Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (reigned 1837-1901).
  3. One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Melbourne.
    1. The capital of Seychelles
  4. provincial, Provincial capital of British Columbia (Canada).
  5. Main town of the federal territory of Labuan (Malaysia).
  6. Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa
     
villa Tweet Definition of villa Like Definition of villa on Facebook
noun 
  1. A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.
  2. (UK) A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.
  3. In ancient Rome, a country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.
     
Vincent Tweet Definition of Vincent Like Definition of Vincent on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Virgil Tweet Definition of Virgil Like Definition of Virgil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. PÅ«blius Vergilius MarÅ (70-19 B.C.), Roman epic writer from the Augustan period, best known for writing the Aeneid.
  2. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male).
     
Vogel Tweet Definition of Vogel Like Definition of Vogel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a lunar crater, named after Hermann Carl Vogel
     
volta Tweet Definition of volta Like Definition of volta on Facebook
noun 
  1. A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated.
     
voltaic Tweet Definition of voltaic Like Definition of voltaic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, or related to electricity; galvanic
  2. producing electricity by chemical action
     
Voltaire Tweet Definition of Voltaire Like Definition of Voltaire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. pen name of the French philosopher Franí§ois-Marie Arouet
     

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