Meaning of V in English

V

I. ˈvē noun

( plural v's or vs ˈvēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the 22d letter of the English alphabet

b. : an instance of this letter printed, written, or otherwise represented

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic v (as v in vivid, hive, or Spanish vivo )

2. : five — see number table

3. : a printer's type, a stamp, or some other instrument for reproducing the letter v

4. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated v especially as the 21st or when j is used for the 10th the 22d in order or class

5. : something having the shape of the letter V: as

a. : a V-shaped neck of a dress, sweater, or blouse

b. : a rib, guiding strip, or groove having sloping sides like a V

the V's on the bed of a turning lathe on which the carriage slides

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. vacuum tube

2. vagabond

3. value

4. valve

5. van

6. vapor

7. variable; variation

8. vector

9. vein

10. velocity

11. venerable

12. vent

13. ventilator

14. ventral

15. Ventzke

16. verb

17. verse

18. versicle

19. version

20. verso

21. versus

22.

[Latin verte ]

turn over

23. vertex

24. vertical

25. very

26. vicar

27. vice

28. vicinal

29. victory

30.

[Latin]

vide

31. village

32. violin

33. virgin

34. viscosity

35. viscount

36. visibility

37. vision

38. visual acuity

39. vocative

40. voice

41. volt; voltage

42.

[Italian volti ]

turn

43. voltmeter

44. volume

45. volunteer

46. von

47. vowel

III. symbol

Usage: capitalized

1. vanadium

2. potential difference

IV. abbreviation

verb; verbal

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