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Valhalla Tweet Definition of Valhalla Like Definition of Valhalla on Facebook
proper noun
  1. In Norse mythology, the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle.
Valkyrie Tweet Definition of Valkyrie Like Definition of Valkyrie on Facebook
noun
  1. In Norse mythology, any of the female attendants, or handmaidens of Odin. Said to be beautiful and to be armoured, they directed the course of battles and selected the most valiant warriors to die; half being escorted to Valhalla, and the remainder to Sessrumnir, the hall of Freya. Each night they would prepare banquets for the slain, and serve them liberally with food, beer, and hydromel.
Venus Tweet Definition of Venus Like Definition of Venus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Roman mythology) the goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity
  2. The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by ™€.
Vesta Tweet Definition of Vesta Like Definition of Vesta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the Roman equivalent of the Greek Hestia
vestal Tweet Definition of vestal Like Definition of vestal on Facebook
noun
  1. A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar.
  2. A virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth; hence, pure; chaste.
vibration Tweet Definition of vibration Like Definition of vibration on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated
  2. (physics) Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position
  3. A single complete vibrating motion
  4. (slang) An instictively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes
Victor Tweet Definition of Victor Like Definition of Victor on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), derived from a Late Latin personal name meaning "conqueror", borne by several saints.
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
victory Tweet Definition of victory Like Definition of victory on Facebook
noun (victor, ies)
  1. The state of having won a competition or battle.
Vulcan Tweet Definition of Vulcan Like Definition of Vulcan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (context, Roman mythology) The god of volcanoes and fire, especially the forge, also the patron of all craftsmen, principally blacksmiths.
''The goddess Venus was the wife of .
  1. (astronomy, historical) A theoretical planet proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun in a 19th-century hypothesis.
  2. (science fiction) A fictional planet in the w:Star Trek, Star Trek universe.
  3. (science fiction) A member of the humanoid race inhabiting the fictional planet Vulcan; the race is noted for lack of emotion and adherence to logic.
  4. (science fiction) The language spoken by these humanoids.
  5. (slang) (pejorative) A person who seems to lack emotion or is overly analytical and boring.
  6. A town in southern Alberta, Canada.

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