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vair Tweet Definition of vair Like Definition of vair on Facebook
noun
  1. (tincture): An heraldic fur formed by a regular tesellation of blue and white bell shapes.
veil Tweet Definition of veil Like Definition of veil on Facebook
noun
  1. Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence. p. 4.
    • : Beckett complains that "in the forest of symbols" there is never quiet, and longs to break through the of language to silence.
      1. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
      2. The calyptra of mosses.
      3. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
      4. A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul; a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil; a Moslem veil.
      5. Same as velum, 3.
verb (veils, veiling, veiled, veiled)
  1. To don, or garb with, a veil.
  2. To conceal as with a veil.
    The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.
vent Tweet Definition of vent Like Definition of vent on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
  2. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  3. A verbalized frustration.
  4. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  5. A slit in the seam of a garment.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
The stove vents to the outside.
  1. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
Exhaust is vented to the outside.
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To express.
He vents his anger violently.
vest Tweet Definition of vest Like Definition of vest on Facebook
noun
  1. (british) A sleeveless garment, often with a low-cut neck, usually worn under a shirt or blouse.
  2. A sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, worn over a shirt, and often as part of a suit.
  3. A protective sleeveless garment worn over outer clothing.
verb
  1. (rfquote-sense) (commonly used of financial arrangements) To become vested, to become permanent.
    My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.
    • 2005, Kaye A. Thomas, Consider Your Options, page 104
    • :If you doubt that you'll stick around at the company long enough for your options to , you should discount the value for that uncertainty as well.
vicuna Tweet Definition of vicuna Like Definition of vicuna on Facebook
noun
  1. the vicuí~+mn~a
visor Tweet Definition of visor Like Definition of visor on Facebook
noun
  1. A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
Quotations
  • 1786, A close helmet entirely covers the head, face, and neck, having on the front perforations for the admission of air, and slits through which the wearer may see objects around him, this part which is stiled the visor lifts up by means of a pivot over each ear. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 7.
    1. A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
Quotations
1608, No visor does become black villainy So well as soft and tender flattery. — William Shakspeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act IV, Scene IV, line 44.
  1. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

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