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abbreviation 
  1. versus
     
Val Tweet Definition of Val Like Definition of Val on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Latin, ) Short form of the male given name Valentine
  2. (given name, female, ) Short form of the female given name Valerie.
     
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
     
Valerie Tweet Definition of Valerie Like Definition of Valerie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), borrowed from the form of Valeria.
    Cos since i've come home, well my body's been a mess
    And i've missed your ginger hair and the way you dress
    Won't you come on over stop making a fool out of me
    Why won't you come on over Valerie? Valerie? Valerie? Valerie?... - w:Zutons, Zutons - http://www.lyricsbox.com/zutons-the-lyrics-valerie-fcrxzdp.html Valerie
     
Van Tweet Definition of Van Like Definition of Van on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name, diminutive of Vance or Ivan
     
Vance Tweet Definition of Vance Like Definition of Vance on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Vanessa Tweet Definition of Vanessa Like Definition of Vanessa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
     
Vaughn Tweet Definition of Vaughn Like Definition of Vaughn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male or female given name, variant of Vaughan
  2. a city in Montana, New Mexico, and Washington
     
Venetia Tweet Definition of Venetia Like Definition of Venetia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of debated meaning used since the late Middle Ages.
     
Vera Tweet Definition of Vera Like Definition of Vera on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
  2. A Spanish surname.
     
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.
     
veronica Tweet Definition of veronica Like Definition of veronica on Facebook
noun 
  1. The image of Jesus's face believed to have been made on the cloth with which St Veronica wiped his face as he went to be crucified; or the cloth used for this.
    • 1973, Nicholas Monsarrat, The Kapillan of Malta:
    • :A veil that had wiped off the sweat of Christ? Who could possibly believe that? (") The only true Veronica of this century was the veronica of the matador " the classic slow swing of the cape before the bull"s face, imitating that holy wiping, mocking it.
      1. A devotional image of Jesus's face.
    • 1988, Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron:
    • :He wiped the lady"s martini glass, having had some trouble with a kind of of lipstick, spat in it viciously, then washed it again.
      1. (context, bullfighting) A circular swinging movement of the cape.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
    • :The cougher makes a lunge. Slothrop sweeps aside, gives him a quick with his cape, sticks his foot out and trips the kid, who lies on the ground cursing
      1. (botany) A flower of the genus Veronica, usually having blue petals.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 871:
    • :meadows full of wildflowers that seemed to Kit enormous, violets as big as your hand, yellow lilies and blue you could shelter from the rain under
     
Vesta Tweet Definition of Vesta Like Definition of Vesta on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the Roman equivalent of the Greek Hestia
     
Vicky Tweet Definition of Vicky Like Definition of Vicky on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name, shortened form of Victoria
     
VIN Tweet Definition of VIN Like Definition of VIN on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Vehicle Identification Number
     
Vince Tweet Definition of Vince Like Definition of Vince on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Short form of the male given name Vincent.
     
Vincent Tweet Definition of Vincent Like Definition of Vincent on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Viola Tweet Definition of Viola Like Definition of Viola on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), from Latin "violet"
     
Violet Tweet Definition of Violet Like Definition of Violet on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) from the English noun violet
     
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).
     
Virginia Tweet Definition of Virginia Like Definition of Virginia on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Virginia, Virginia (US State))
  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Richmond.
  2. (given name, female, from Latin, ) .
     
vita Tweet Definition of vita Like Definition of vita on Facebook
noun (vitae)
  1. a curriculum vitae
     
Vivian Tweet Definition of Vivian Like Definition of Vivian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (given name, female)
     
Vladimir Tweet Definition of Vladimir Like Definition of Vladimir on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name of Slavic derivation; short forms: Vlad.
  2. a city in Russia (see the w:Vladimir, Wikipedia article)
     

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