V :: V () V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. V and U are only varieties of the same character, U being the cursive form, while V is better adapted for engraving, as in stone. The two letters were formerly used indiscriminately, and till a comparatively recent date words containing them were often classed together in dictionaries and other books of reference (see U). The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it was used both as a consonant (about like Engli
V :: V () As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin..
Vacate :: Vacate (v. t.) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house..
Vacate :: Vacate (v. t.) To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause..
Vacate :: Vacate (v. t.) To defeat; to put an end to.
Vacation :: Vacation (n.) The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter..
Vacation :: Vacation (n.) Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure..
Vacation :: Vacation (n.) Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
Vacation :: Vacation (n.) The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation..
Vacation :: Vacation (n.) The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant..
Vaccary :: Vaccary (n.) A cow house, dairy house, or cow pasture..