noun a gripe or grasp.
2. vice ·vt to hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.
3. vice ·noun a tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.
4. vice ·prep in the place of; in the stead; as, a. b. was appointed postmaster vice c. d. resigned.
5. vice ·noun a kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. ·same·as vise.
6. vice ·noun a defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse.
7. vice ·noun the buffoon of the old english moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of vice itself;
called also iniquity.
8. vice ·prep denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, ·etc.
9. vice ·noun a moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance.