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Definition of VIE

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Vie \Vie\ (v[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vied} (v[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Vying} (v[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Invite}, {Envie}.]
     1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See {Revie}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

     2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. [1913 Webster]

              In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family.                      --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              While Waterloo with Cannae's carnage vies. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vie \Vie\, v. t.
     1. To stake; to wager. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so fast.                     --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              And vying malice with my gentleness,
              Pick quarrels with their only happiness. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vie \Vie\, n.
     A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           We 'll all to church together instantly, And then a vie for boys.                 --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "vie":
     admit of comparison, antagonize, battle, be commensurable, be comparable, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, challenge, challenge comparison, close with, combat, come up to, compare, compare to, compare with, compete, compete with, contend, contend against, contend for, contest, cope, counter, emulate, equal, fight, fight against, fight for, grapple with, jockey, join battle with, labor against, match, match up with, measure up to, meet, militate against, not compare with, offer resistance, outvie, parallel, pit, reluct, reluctate, resemble, rival, stack up with, stem the tide, stickle for, stipulate for, strive against, strive for, struggle against, struggle for, take on, test one another, vie for, vie with


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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