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vie


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vie  \Vie\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Vying}.] 
  [OE.  vien,  shortened  fr  envien,  OF  envier  to  invite,  to 
  challenge,  a  word  used  in  gambling,  L.  invitare  to  invite;  of 
  uncertain  origin.  Cf  {Invite},  {Envie}.] 
  1.  To  stake  a  sum  upon  a  hand  of  cards,  as  in  the  old  game  of 
  gleek.  See  {Revie}.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  strive  for  superiority;  to  contend;  to  use  emulous 
  effort,  as  in  a  race,  contest,  or  competition. 
 
  In  a  trading  nation,  the  younger  sons  may  be  placed 
  in  such  a  way  of  life  as  .  .  .  to  vie  with  the  best 
  of  their  family.  --Addison. 
 
  While  Waterloo  with  Cann[ae]'s  carnage  vies. 
  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vie  \Vie\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  stake;  to  wager.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  do  or  produce  in  emulation,  competition,  or  rivalry;  to 
  put  in  competition;  to  bandy.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  hung  about  my  neck;  and  kiss  on  kiss  She  vied  so 
  fast  --Shak. 
 
  Nor  was  he  set  over  us  to  vie  wisdom  with  his 
  Parliament,  but  to  be  guided  by  them  --Milton. 
 
  And  vying  malice  with  my  gentleness,  Pick  quarrels 
  with  their  only  happiness.  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vie  \Vie\,  n. 
  A  contest  for  superiority;  competition;  rivalry;  strife; 
  also  a  challenge;  a  wager.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  'll  all  to  church  together  instantly,  And  then  a  vie 
  for  boys.  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vie 
  v  :  compete  for  something  engage  in  a  contest;  measure  oneself 
  against  others  [syn:  {compete},  {contend}] 




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