Meaning of VIVA in English


viva 1

/vee"veuh/ ; It. /vee"vah/ ; Sp. /bee"vah/ , interj.

1. Italian , Spanish. (an exclamation of acclaim or approval): Viva Zapata!


2. a shout of "viva."

[ 1665-75; lit.: may (he) live! 3rd pers. sing. pres. subj. of It vivere, Sp vivir vivere to live; see VITAL ]

viva 2

/vuy"veuh/ , n.

(in British and European universities) an oral examination; viva voce.

[ 1890-95; shortened form ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .