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valuer Tweet Definition of valuer Like Definition of valuer on Facebook
noun 
  1. a person who valuates; an assessor or appraiser
  2. a person who appreciates something and sets a value on it
     
veg Tweet Definition of veg Like Definition of veg on Facebook
noun 
  1. road
verb 
  1. (colloquial) short form of vegetate; to engage in complete inactivity; to rest
    After working hard all week, I decided to stay home and veg on Saturday.
     
verger Tweet Definition of verger Like Definition of verger on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, mostly, UK) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
1857 "We have often seen each other," said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the , or whatever he was, "when I have been at church here." " Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, s:Little Dorrit/Book 1/Chapter 14, Book 1, Chapter 14.
     
Vesta Tweet Definition of Vesta Like Definition of Vesta on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the Roman equivalent of the Greek Hestia
     
victualer Tweet Definition of victualer Like Definition of victualer on Facebook
noun victualler
  1. A supplier of victuals or provisions.
  2. (nautical) A supply ship.
  3. An innkeeper.
     
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.
     
voyageur Tweet Definition of voyageur Like Definition of voyageur on Facebook
noun 
  1. A trader, particularly in furs, who worked (and explored) in the area of Canada and the northern United States from the 16th to early 19th centuries; they were often of Quebecois extraction.
     

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