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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vague  \Vague\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  vague.] 
  An  indefinite  expanse.  [R.] 
  The  gray  vague  of  unsympathizing  sea.  --Lowell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vague  \Vague\,  v.  i.  [F.  vaguer,  L.  vagari,  fr  vagus  roaming.] 
  To  wander;  to  roam;  to  stray.  [Obs.]  ``[The  soul]  doth  vague 
  and  wander.''  --Holland. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vague  \Vague\,  n. 
  A  wandering;  a  vagary.  [Obs.]  --Holinshed. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vague  \Vague\  (v[=a]g),  a.  [Compar.  {Vaguer}  (v[=a]g"[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Vaguest}.]  [F.  vague,  or  L.  vagus.  See  {Vague},  v. 
  1.  Wandering;  vagrant;  vagabond.  [Archaic]  ``To  set  upon  the 
  vague  villains.''  --Hayward. 
  She  danced  along  with  vague,  regardless  eyes. 
  2.  Unsettled;  unfixed;  undetermined;  indefinite;  ambiguous; 
  as  a  vague  idea;  a  vague  proposition. 
  This  faith  is  neither  a  mere  fantasy  of  future 
  glory,  nor  a  vague  ebullition  of  feeling.  --I. 
  The  poet  turned  away  and  gave  himself  up  to  a  sort 
  of  vague  revery,  which  he  called  thought. 
  3.  Proceeding  from  no  known  authority;  unauthenticated 
  uncertain;  flying;  as  a  vague  report. 
  Some  legend  strange  and  vague.  --Longfellow. 
  {Vague  year}.  See  {Sothiac  year},  under  {Sothiac}. 
  Syn:  Unsettled;  indefinite;  unfixed;  ill-defined;  ambiguous; 
  hazy;  loose;  lax;  uncertain. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  clearly  understood  or  expressed;  "an  indeterminate  turn 
  of  phrase";  "an  impulse  to  go  off  and  fight  certain 
  obscure  battles  of  his  own  spirit"-Anatole  Broyard; 
  "their  descriptions  of  human  behavior  become  vague, 
  dull,  and  unclear"-  P.A.Sorokin;  "vague...forms  of 
  speech...have  so  long  passed  for  mysteries  of 
  science"-  John  Locke  [syn:  {indeterminate},  {obscure}] 
  2:  not  precisely  limited,  determined,  or  distinguished;  "an 
  undefined  term";  "undefined  authority";  "some  undefined 
  sense  of  excitement";  "vague  feelings  of  sadness";  "a 
  vague  uneasiness"  [syn:  {undefined}]  [ant:  {defined}] 
  3:  lacking  clarity  or  distinctness;  "a  dim  figure  in  the 
  distance";  "only  a  faint  recollection";  "shadowy  figures 
  in  the  gloom";  "saw  a  vague  outline  of  a  building  through 
  the  fog";  "a  few  wispy  memories  of  childhood"  [syn:  {dim}, 
  {faint},  {shadowy},  {wispy}] 

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