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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.
velodrome Tweet Definition of velodrome Like Definition of velodrome on Facebook
noun
  1. an arena, having an oval banked track for bicycle racing
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
view Tweet Definition of view Like Definition of view on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of seeing or looking at something.
He changed seat to get a complete of the stage.
  1. The range of vision.
If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our .
  1. Something to look at, such as a scenery.
My flat has a of a junkyard.
  1. A picture.
There was a of the accident site on the front page.
  1. A mental image.
I need more information to get a better of the situation.
  1. A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
Your on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
  1. A point of view.
From my view that is a stupid proposition.
  1. An intention or prospect.
I gave you the money with the view that you would invest it wisely.
volley Tweet Definition of volley Like Definition of volley on Facebook
noun
  1. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles; the missiles so fired
    1. (sport) The flight of a ball just before it bounces
    2. (sport) A shot, especially in tennis, in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
verb
  1. (transitive) To fire a volley of shots
  2. (context, sport, transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground
  3. (intransitive) To be fired in a volley
  4. (context, sport, intransitive) To make a volley
volleyball Tweet Definition of volleyball Like Definition of volleyball on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, uncountable) A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net.
  2. (context, countable) The inflated ball used in such a game.
volt Tweet Definition of volt Like Definition of volt on Facebook
noun
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V

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