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VisR'BAL-T^M, 77. Adherence to words.

ViJR'B^L-TsT, n. One who deals in words.

ViJR'BAL-iZE, V. a. To turn into a verb.

Ver'bal-ly, ad. In or by words ; orally.

Versa' TIM, ad. [L.] Word for word ; verbally.

fViJR'BE-RATE, V. a. To beat; to strike.

VER-BE-RA'TipN,7i. Infliction ofblows ; a beating.

Ver'bi-A(^e, 77. [Fr] A profusion of words;
verbosity ; empty discourse.

Ver-bose', a. Abounding in words; wordy;
tedious by the use of words ; prolix.

Ver-b6s'i-ty, 77. Exuberance of words.

ViJR'DAN-CY, 77. Greenness.

ViJR'DANT, a. Green ; fresh ; flourishing.

Verd'-aN-Tiqve' (verd'an-tek'), 77. Green in-
crustation upon ancient copper or brass coins.

ViJR'DER-ER, 77. Au Officer of the forest.

Ver'dict, 77. {Law.) The determination, decis-
ion, or answer of a jury in relation to a cause on
trial ; judgment.

Ver'di-gris, 7!. The blue-green rust of copper.

Ver'di-ter, 77. A pale green or blue pigment.

Verd'ure (verd'yur) [ver'dzhur, S. ; ver'jur, W.
J.; ver'dur, E. F. ; verd'yur, ja. K.I, n. Green j
the green color or freshness of grass.

Verd'ur-ous (verd'yur-us), a. Green; fresh.

tVi3R-E-cuND'i-T¥, 77. Bashfulness ; modesty.

Ver-ga-l66', 77. A pear. See Virgaloo.

Ver^e, 77. A rod ; a mace : — brink ; edge ; border.

ViJRc^E, V. n. To tend ; to bend downwards.

ViJR(^'ER, 77. A mace-bearer in cathedrals, &c.

Ver-^ette', 77. {Her.) A pallet ; a small pale.

ViiR'l-Fl-A-BLE, a. That may be verified.

V)2R-l-Fl-CA'TipN, 77. Act of verifying; proof.

V£R'i-Fl-ER, 77. One who verifies.

Ver'i-fy, v. a. To prove to be true ; to establish ;
to confirm ; to fulfil.

Ver'i-lv, ad. In'truth; certainly; really.

VliR-i-siM'l-LAR, a. Apparently' true ; probable.

ViJR-i-si-MrL'i'-TUDE, 77. Probability ; resemblance.

VisR'i-TA-BLE, a. True ; agreeable to fact.

Ver'J-ta-bly, ad. In a true manner.

ViiR'i-TY, 77. Truth; reality; a true assertion.

VER'JtIlCE, 77. Liquor expressed from green grapes,
or from^ green or crab apples.

VER'ME^, [L.] {Ent.) Worms.

i, E, I, o, u, y, long ,• X, E, T, 6, 0, y, short ; A, 5, 1, p, v, Y, oftscure.— fAre, far, fAst, All; h£ir, hee;




VSr-mi-cel' LI (ver-me-chtiVe) [ver-me-chgre,
S. fV. J. F. Ja. k. Sm. ; ver-me-sel'e, P. E. fVb.],
n. [It.] A paste of flour ill the fiirm of worms.

Ver-mi''cious (ver-niish'us),a. Relating to worms.

V^ER-Mic'U-LAR, a. Acting like a worm ; spiral.

Ver-mic'U-late, v. a. To inlay wood, so as to
imitate the motion of worms ; to inlay.

Ver'MI-cule, 71. A little grub or worm.

VER-Mic'u-LITE, n. (^jMiii.) A fine scaly talc.

VER-Mic'y-LOiis, a. Full of grubs ; resembling
grubs ; vermicular.

Ver'MI-form, a. Having the shape of a worm.

Ver'M!-FU(^e, n. A medicine that expels worms.

VER-aiii-'loiv (ver-mil'yun), n. Red sulphuret of
mercury ; a beautiful red color.

VJER'MIN, 71. Any small, noxious animal, either a
quadruped, reptile, or insect.

Ver'mi-nate, 7!. 71. To breed vermin. [R.]

VER-Ml-NA'TlpN, 77. Generation of vermin.

Ver'hiin-ous, a. Tending to breed vermin.

Ver-MIp'a-rous, a. Producing worms.

Ver-miv'p-ROUs, a. Feeding on worms.

Ver-nXc'v-lar, a. Belonging to one's own coun-
try ; native ; as, a vernacular language.

Ver-nac'u-LAR-i^m, 71. A vernacular idiom.

Ver'nal, a. Belonging to the spring ; blooming.

Ver-nA'tion, 71. The arrangement of young
leaves in their leaf-buds ; foliation.

Ve-ron'i-ca, 71. [It.] A handkerchief having the
portrait of our Saviour: — speedwell, a plant.

Ver'sa-ti'le, a. Turning round: — changing;
changeable ; variable ; docile ; apt ; quick ; readily
applied to new labors or pursuits.

VER'SA-TILE-Nijss, t 71. The quality of being ver-

VER-SA-Tii,'l-TY, \ satile ; variableness.

Verse, n. A measured line of poetry ; a stanza ;
poetry : — a short passage ; paragraph ; text.

Versed (verst), p. a. Skilled in ; knowing.

Ver-si-fi-ca'tion, 71. Act or art of versifying.

Ver'si-fi-er, 71. One who versifies.

Ver'si-fy, 7). a. To relate in verse.

Ver'si-fy, v. n. To make verses ; to rhyme.

Ver'sion, 77. A translation ; act of translating : —
transformation ; change.

VER'siQN-isT, 71. One who makes a version.

Ferst, 71. A Russian measure of length, contain-
ing 212 1-5 rods : — written also berst and werst.

Ver' sus, prep. [L.] {Law.) Against.

Ver-sute', a. Artful; wily; shrewd.

ViJRT, 71. [Fr.] Any green tree : — green color.

Ver' TE-BRA,n.;yl. ver'te-BR^. [L.] {Aiiat.)
A joint in the spine or back ; vertebre. — PI. The
bones of the spine ; llie spine.

Ver-te-bral, a. Relating to the spine or ver-

Ver-TE-BRA'ta, [vertebratus, L.] (Zo67.)
Animals which have an internal skeleton, sup-
ported by a spine.

Ver'te-brate, 71. A vertebrated animal.

Ver'te-brate, ) a. Having vertebrae or verte-

Ver'te-brat-ed, \ bres ; having a spine.

Ver'te-bre (ver'te-ber), n. A joint of the back.
Ver' TEX, n. ; pi. VER' Tf-CEif. [L.] The ze-
nith ; the top of any thing ; the crown.

Ver'ti-cal, a. Relating to the vertex: — placed
in the zenith: — perpendicular to the horizon.

ViJR'xi-CAL, 71. A vertical circle, a great circle
passing through the zenith and nadir.

Ver'ti-cal-ly, ad. In a vertical manner.

Ver'ti-cal-ness, 71. The state of being vertical.

Ver-TI9'!L-late [ver-te-sil'lut, P. Ja. Sm. ; ver-
tis'e-lat,\K'. C. W^^J, «• Growing in a spiral form.

VER-TJy'l-TY, 71. Power of turning i rotation.
ViER'Ti-CLE, 71. An axis ; a hinge.
VER-Tif/'l-NoD.s, a. Turning round ; giddy.
VER-T((;t'i-NOVS-NEss,_7i. Giddiness.
Ver'tj-go, Ver-ti'go. or Ver-ti'go [v6r'te-
go, P.J. E. Wb. ; ver-ti'go. ver-tG'go, or ver'te-go,
JV. ; ver-ti'go or ver-tu'go, F. ./a. ; vcr-te'go, K.
Sm. : vf-r-tl'go, C.l n. A giddiness ; a sense of
turning in the head.

Ver'vain or Ver'vain, n. A perennial plant;
a shrub; verbena.

Ver'vel§, 71. pi. Labels tied to a hawk ; varvela-.

VEr'y, a. True; real: — complete; exact.

Ver'y, ad. In a great degree ; eminently.

Ves'i-cate, v. a. To blister ; to puif up.

VES-i-CA'TlQN, 71. The act of blistering ; a blister.

Ve-sic'a-to-ry, 71. A blistering medicine.

Ves'i-cle, 71. A little air-bladder ; a membranous
cavity ; a small blister.

Ve-sic'U-ear, a. Relating to or like vesicles;
hollow ; full of small interstices.

Ve-sic'u-late, a. Full of vessels or bladders.

Ves' PER, 71. [L.] The evening star; the evening,

Ves'per§, M. pi. The Romish evening service.

Vi3s'pER-TlNE, a. Pertaining to the evening.

Ves'seIj, 71. A cask or utensil for holding liquids,
&c. ; a dish : — a tube ; a pipe : — a vehicle for con-
veyance on water ; a ship ; a brig ; a sloop.

Syn. — Vessel is a general term for all vehicles
of navigation, both for commerce and war. Mer-
chant vessels consist chiefly of ships, which are
the largest kind of vessels, having three masts ;
brigs and schooners, having two masts ; and
sloops, having only one mast. — Yacht is a vessel
of pleasure ; barge, a boat of pleasure. — Vessels
of war are chiefly ships of the line, frigates, sloops,
brigs, and schooners.

Ves'sic-non, 71. A windgall or soft swelling.

Vest, 71. An outer garment : — a waistcoat.

Vest, v. a. To dress; to clothe (^Law.) To

invest with ; to put in possession of.

ViiST, 7). 71. To be fi.xed ; to take effect.

Ves'tal, 71. A virgin consecrated to Vesta; a

Ves'tal, a. Relating to Vesta; chaste.

Vest'ed, p. a. Not liable to be set aside ; estab-
lished by law ; fixed ; as, vested rights.

Ves'ti-a-ry (vest'ye-a-re), 71. A wardrobe.

Ves'ti-bule, 71. {Arch.) An area before the en-
trance of the Roman houses : — an entrance to a
house ; hall ; lobby ; porch.

Ves'ticj^e, 71. A mark left behind in passing; a
footstep ; trace ; track ; remains.

VJJST'iNG, 71. A covering: — materials for vests.

Vest'MENt, 71. A garment ; some part of dress.

Ves'try, 71. A room in a church for vestments : —
a parochial assembly or committee.

Ves'try-Man, 71. One of a board or committee
that manage the affairs of a parish.

Vest'ure (vest'yur), 71. A garment ; robe ; dress ;
apparel ; attire ; clothes.

Vetch, 71. A plant ; a leguminous plant.

Vetch'ling, 71. A genus of plants.

Vetch' Y, a. Made of, or abounding in, vetches.

Vet'er-an, 71. An old soldier ; one long practised.

Vet'er-an. a. Old in practice, especially in war.

Vet-er-i-na'ri-an, 71. One skilled in the diseases
of cattle ; a veterinary surgeon.

Vet'er-i-na-ry, a. Pertaining to farriery, or to
the iieaiing of diseases of cattle.

Ve' to, 71. [L., / forbid.] A prohibition ; act of
stopping the enactment of a law.

ViE'16, V. a. To prohibit ; to forbid. [Modem.']

Vet-tu-rP NO, 71. [It.] An owner or driver of a
vct-ta'ra, an Italian travelling-carriage.

V£k, V. a. To plague with slight provocations; to
torment ; to harass ; to disquiet ; to tease ; to fret ;
to trouble ; to displease.

Vex-a'tion, 71. Act of vexing ; trouble ; chagrin.

Vex-a'tious, a. Afflictive ; troublesome ; teasiiig.

VEX-A'Tloys-LY, ad. Troublesomely ; uneasily.

VEX-A'Tloys-NESs, 71. Q.uality of being vexa-
tious ; troublesomeness ; disquiet.

Vexed (veks'ed or vekst), p. a. Agitated; dis-
quieted ; disputed ; vexatious ; difficult. — Vexed
(juestion {qucstio vexatu), a question much dis-

VISx'er, 71. One who vexes.

VEx'iNG-Ly, ad. So as to vex or disturb.

VI' 4, [L., tt way.} By the way of.

mIeNjSI'R; move, nor, s6n; bOll, BUR, rOle. — 9,9,g,so/i! ;;e;, jG,£,|, A^rrf; § 05 z ; :;(: as gz: THIS.




VT-a-bTl'i-TY, n. State of being viable.

Vl'A-BLi:, a. Capable of living.

Vi'A-dOCT, 71. A bridge for a railroad.

Vi'al, n. A small bottle ; a phial.

Vi-AM'E-TER, n. An instrument for measuring
the distance passed over.

Vi'AND, n. Food ; meat dressed ; victuals.

Vi-AT'ic, a. Relating to a journey.
Vi-AT' I-CUM, n. [L] Provision for a journey:
— - the sacrament given to a dying person.

Vi'brate, v. a. & n. To brandish; to move to
and fro ; to oscillate ; to quiver.

Vi-bra'tion, n. Act of vibrating ; oscillation.
Sijn. — Vibration of a fiddle-string ; oscillation of
a pendulum.

Vl'BRA-TiVE, a. That vibrates; vibratory.

Vi'BRA-Tp-RY, a. Vibrating; causing to vibrate.

V[-BtfR' NVM,n. [I..] [Bot.] A plant ; a shrub.

Vic'AR. n. One who performs the functions of
another; a deputy; a substitute: — a clern-yman
or parish priest who is an incumbent of a benefice.

Vic'AR-AqtE, n. A benefice or residence of a vicar.

Vi-ca'ri-al, a. Belonging to a vicar ; vicariate.

Vi-ca'ri-ate, n. A delegated office or power.

Vi-ca'ri-ate, a. Having a delegated power.

Vi-ca'ri-oijs, a. Done or sutFered for or instead
of another ; delegated ; substituted.

Vi-CA'Ri-oijs-LV, ad. In the place of another.

Vic'ar-ship, n. The office of a vicar.

Vl'ce, [L.] In the room of; instead of.

Vice, n. The opposite to virtue and an ofl^nce
against morality ; a fault ; depravity ; wicked-
ness : — a griping press. — See Crime.

Vice. A prefix used in composition, to denote one
who acts in place of another, or one who is second
in ranlv ; as, tiice-president. [mander.

V'ice-ad'MI-ral, 11. The second naval com-

VTcE-AD'Mf-RAL-TY, n. Office of a vice-admiral.

VfCE-A'(^ENT, n. One acting instead of another.

VIce-ChAn'cel-lqr. n. A judge in a chancery
court below tlie chancellor : — the second magis-
trate in an English university.

Vice-Con'sul, n. A subordinate consul.

Vice-(^e'ren-cy, n. The office of a vicegerent.

Vice-(^e'rent, 11. A lie\itenant ; a vicar ; deputy.

ViCE-<5E'RET>rT, a. Having a delegated power.

VTce-Prij^'i-dent, 71. A subordinate president.

ViCE-Rii'&AL, a. Relating to a viceroy.

VlCE'RcJY, 11. One who governs in place of a king,
with a delegated regal authority.

VTce-roy'al-ty, n. The office of a viceroy.

VicE'ROY-SHi'p, 11. Viceroyalty.

Wee v'gr'sa, [L.] The terms being reversed.

Vl9'l-NA(j[E, 7t. A neighborhood ; a vicinity.

Vig'l-NAL or Vl-ci'NAL [vls'e-njl, fV. P. .J. E. F.
K. C. TVb.; ve-si'nal, S. Ja. Sn.], a. Being in
the vicinity; near; neighboring.

fVl-ciNE' or Vl'c'lNE [ve-sin', S J. F. K. Sm. ;
vTs'in, fV. ; vis'in, P. ffi.], a. Vicinal ; near.

Vl-CIN'I-TY, ™. Nearness; a. neia-hborhood.

Vj"cTous (vish'us), a. Addicted to vice ; wicked ;
corrupt ; bad ; mischievous ; refractor}'.

Vi"ciovs-LY (vish'us-le), ad. Corruptly ; sinfully.

Vi"ciOUS-nEss (vish'us-nes), ra. Corruptness.

Vl-cis'si-TUDE, 71. A regular cAa'i^e ; revolution.

Vi-cis-si-TU'Dl-NA-RY, a. Regularly changing.

"Vic'TiM, 11. A sacrifice : — something destroyed.

Vic'TiM-IZE, V. a. To make a victim of.

Vjc'tor, 71. [L.] A conqueror ; a vanquisher.

Vic'TOR-ESS, It. A female that conquers.

VTc-to'ri-oDs, a. Having gained a victory ; con-
quering ; triumphant ; superior.

ViC-TO'RI-oris-LY, ad. In a victorious manner.

Vic-To'Ri-oys-NESS, n. State of being victorious.

Vic'Tp-RY, n. Superiority gained in a battle or
contest ; conquest ; success ; a triumph.

ViCT'UAL (vit'tl), V. a. To store with food.

VicT'UAL-LER (vlt'tl-er), n. A provider of vict-

VfCT'uAL§ (vTt'tlz), Food ; provision ; meat.

VT' DE,v. imp. [L.] See, as a note or remark.

P'I-dBl'I-CBt. ad. [L.] To wit; namely ; tliatl*

— This word is generally abbreviated to viz.
Vl'D'u-AL, a. Belonging to the state of a widow.
Vie {vi),v.n. [i. VIED ; pp. VYING, VIED.] lo con^

test ; to contend ; to strive.
View (vS), v. a. To survey ; to look on ; to see.
View (v5), n. A prospect; sight ; survey ; show.
View'er (vu'er), n. One who views. '

Vie w'LESs (vu'les), a. Unseen ; not discernible.
Vii^'lL, 7i. Forbearance of sleep; a watch: —

evening devotion : — a fast before a holiday.
Vi(J^'l-LANCE, 7J. Watchfulness; watchful care;

attention ; wakefulness ; guard.
Vi^'l-LANT, a. Watchful ; diligent ; attentive.
Vi(;i'i-LANT-LY, ad. Watchfully ; attentively.
VlGN-iJTTE' (vin-yet' 07- vin'yet) [vin'yet, IV. J.
Ja. K. ; vIn-yet', S. Sm.], n. [Fr.J A picture of
leaves and flowers : — a print or ornament on the
title-page of a book. [cacy.

VTg'or, 7!. [L.] Force; strength; energy; effl-
ViG'OR-oOs, a. Strong ; full of strength and life ;

stout; forcible; robust.
ViG'pR-oijs-LY, ad. In a vigorous manner.
VlG'pR-ous-NESS, 77. Force; strength.
Vile, a. Base ; mean ; despicable ; sordid ; wicked.
Vile'ly, ad. Basely ; meanly ; shamefully.
Vile'ness, n. Baseness ; meanness.
ViL-i-F]-CA'TipN, 11. The act of vilifying.
Vil'i-fi-er, n. One who vilifies.
VlL'l-FY, V. a. To debase ; to defame ; to abuse ;

to revile ; to traduce ; to calumniate ; to asperse.
Vil'la, n. [L.] A country-seat ; a rural mansion.
ViL'LAqiE, 11. A small collection of houses ; tomn.
ViL'LA-qtER, n. An inhabitant of a village.
VIl'lain (vil'lin), n. One who, under the feudal
system, held by a base tenure; (in this sense,
written also villein and villan .-) — a vile person j
a rascal ; a knave.
VlL'LA-NAqtE, 71. State of a villain ; baseness.
Vil'la-nolis, a. Like a villain; base; vilej

wicked ; very bad : — written also villainous.
ViiVla-NOCjs-lv, ad. Wickedly ; basely.
ViL'LA-Noys-NESS, 71. Baseness; wickedness.
Vil'la-ny, n. The character or conduct of a vil-
lain ; wickedness; baseness; a crime : — written
also villainy.
VlL' Li, [L.] (Jlnat.) Fibres. — (Bot.) Hairs.
Vil-LOSe', a. Covered with hairs ; villous.
Vil'LOUS, a. Shaggy ; rough ; furry ; hairy.
Vi'M'i-NAL, a. Relating to, or producing, twigs.
Vj-min'e-ous, n. Made of twigs.
Vl-NA'cEOUS (vi-na'shus), a. Relating to wine.
Vinaigrette (vin-a-gret'),7i. [Fr.] A sauce con-
taining vinegar : — a box perfumed with aromatic
VlN'ci-BLE,a. Conquerable ; superable. [vinegar.
ViN'ci-BLE-NE;ss, n. Liableness to be overcome.
VIn'ciz-lum, n. [L.] A band ; a cord ; a tie.
Vin-de'mi-al, a. Belonging to a vintage.
Vin'di-ca-BLE, a. That may be vindicated.
Vin'di-cate, v. a. To defend with success ; to

justify ; to support ; to clear from a charge.
ViN-Dl-CA'TipN, 71. A defence ; a justification.
ViN'DJ-CA-TiVE or ViN-Dic'A-TiVE [vin'de-ka-
tiv, W. Ja. K. Sm. C Wb- ! vjn-dik'»-tiv, S. P. F^
F.], a. Tending to vindicate or justify.
ViN'Dl-CA-TpR, n. One who vindicates.
ViN'Di-CA-Tp-RY, a. Defensory ; vindicative.
Vin-dIc'tive, a. Given to revenge ; revengeful.
ViN-Dtc'TlVE-LV, ad. In a vindictive manner.
ViN-Dic'TiVE-NESS, n. A revengeful temper.
Vine, n. The plant that bears the grape : — a planf

that trails on the ground, or climbs : — a stem.
VTne'-dress-er, 7i. One who cultivates vines,
Vine'fret-ter, n. The plant-louse ; an insect
Vin'e-gar, 77. An acid liquor.
tVlN'ER, 71. An orderer or trimmer of vines.
Vi'NE-RY, n. A place for grape-vines.
Vine'yard, 71. A ground planted with vines.
VI'Noys, a. Having the qualities of wine.
Vint'a^e, 77. The time of making wine ; the
yearly produce of the vine ; grapes.

A, E,T, 6, C, Y, lonir; 5, E, I, 5, 0, i,short; ^, ?, 1, 9, V, Y, oJscure.— fAre, fXr, fXst, All; HfilR, HEltj




VTlf'TA-^ER, n. One who gathers the vintage.
Vint'ner, n. One who sells wine.
VIn'try, n. The place where wine is sold,
Vi'ny, a. Belonging to, or yielding, vines.
Vi'oL, n. A stringed instrument of music.
VI' o-LA,n. [It.] A large violin ; a tenor viol.
Vi'p-LA-BLE, a. That may be violated or hurt.
Vl-o-LA'CEOUS (vi-o-la'shus), a. Like \io ets.
Vl'p-LATE, V. a. To treat with irreverence ; to
hurt ; to transgress ; to infringe ; to breals ; to
j'ljure : — to deflour ; to ravish.
Vl-p-L,A'TlpN, 11. Act of violating ; breach.
Vl'o-LA-TQR, n. One who violates or injures.
Vl'o-LENCE, n. A violent act; unjust force; an

attaclc ; outrage ; vehemence ; injury.
Vl'o-liENT, a. Acting or done with violence ; for-
cible ; vehement; not natural ; extorted.
VT'o-LENT-LY, ad. With force ; vehemently.
VI'p-LET, n. A plant and flower: — a color.
Vi'p-LET, a. Of the color of the violet.
Vi-p-LiN', n. A stringed instrument; a fiddle.
Vf'oE-lsT, n. A player on the viol.
Vi-p-LpN-cisL'LisT, n. A player on the violoncello.
Vi Q-LON-cel' l6 (ve-o-lon-chel'lo or ve-o-lon-
sel'lo) [ve-o-lon-chel'lo, S. W. J. F. ; vl-p-lon-
sel'lo, P. Wb. ; ve-o-lgn-tsel'lo, Ja.], n. [It.] A
kind of bass violin, with four strings.
Vi-o-Lo' NE,n. [It] {Mus.) A large brass vio-
lin with three strings, called a double-bass.
Vl'PER, 71. A venomous serpent.
Vi'PER-iNE [vl'per-in, Ja. K. Sm. ; vi'per-in, 5.

W. J.], a. Belonging to a viper.
Vl'PER-oijs, a. Having the qualities of a viper.
Vi-RA'go or Vi-RA'&o [vl-ra'go, S. E. Ja. K. fV7). :
ve-ra'go, P. J. Sm. C. ; ve-ra'go or vi-ra'go, ff.],
n. A female warrior ; a turbulent woman.
fVlR'E-LAY, w. A song ; a poem ; a roundelay.
Vi-Riis'cENT, a. (^Bot.) Green ; flourishing.
Vir'ga-l66 or ViR'GA-LIEtr,7(. [virgouUuse, Fr.]
An excellent kind of pear, called also St. Michael's
and the butter pear.
Vir'i^in, 71. A maid ; a woman not a mother.
ViR'c^iN, a. Befitting a virgin ; maidenly ; pure.
Vir'(^in-al, a. Maidenly ; relating to a virgin.
ViR'cJfm-AL, n. A musical instrument.
ViR-<jiiv'i-TY, n. State of a virgin ; maidenhood.
V'iR'Go^n. [L.] (j2si?-(H7.) The Virgin ; the sixth

sign in the zodiac.
ViR-i-Diis'cENCE, n. Act of growing green.
ViR-l-DiiS'cENT, a. Growing green.
V{-rid'i-ty, n. Greenness ; verdure.
Vl'RlLE, ViR'lLE, or VlR'lLE [vl'ril, VS^. P. J.
F. ; vl'ril, S. ; vir'Il, E. Ja. K. C. ; vir'il, Sm.], a.
Belonging to man ; manly ; bold.
Vl-RiL'i-TY, n. Manhood ; the character of man.
VfR-TV [vir-tu', W. C. ; vir-tu', Ja. : vSr-tu', Sm. ;
vir'tu, #(!).], re. [It.] A love of the fine arts; a
taste for curiosities.
VlRT'y-AL (virt'yu-al), a. Being in efiect, though

not in fact ; effectual ; efficacious.
ViRT'u-AL-LY, ad. In effect, or efficaciously
Vxrt'Ue' (virt'yu,24) [ver'chu, S. fV. J. ; veV'chu,
Sm. ; ver'tu, P. F. Ja. K.], n. Moral goodness,
opposed to vice; right principle; right conduct;
moral excellence ; probity : — efficacy ; power :
— valor; cr)urage.

Sijn. — Virtue is a human quality ; goodness is
of higher import, and is a divine perfection.
Oooiln.ess of God ; goodness of heart ; virtueoi an
individual ; a man oi probity or integrity.
V'iR-TV-d's6,n. [It.] It. pZ. v'iR-TO-oi si; Eng.
vir-tO-o'so^. a man skilled in curiosities, &c.
V'iRT'u-ous (virt'yu-us), a. Partaking of virtue ;

morally good ; upright ; honest ; equitable.
ViRT'y-ofjs-L.Y, arf. In a virtuous manner.
Vl'RT'y-oi;,s-N£s.s, n. The state of being virtuous.
ViR'u-LiiNCE, n. Malignity ; acrimony; bitterness.
ViR'i.j-i.iiNT, a. Venomous; bitter; malignant.
ViR'i;-LiiNT-Ly, ad. Malignantly ; with bitterness.
Vi'R(rs,n, [L.] Purulent matter; poison.
Vi§'a(/e, n. The face ; the countenance ; look.

VT§'A(JED (vtz'ajd), a. Having a face or visage.
Vis-a-vis {■viz''d.-\'5'),n. [Fr.] A carriage which

holds only two persons, who sit face to face.
Vls'cE-RA, [L.] {Anat.) The contents of
the thorax and abdomen ; the bowels or intestines.
Vis'CE-RAL, a. Relating to the vi.scera; tender.
tVis'cE-RATE, V a. To eviscerate.
Vis'ciD, a. Glutinous; tenacious; ropy; viscous.
Vis-cid'i-TY, n. Glutinousness ; tenacity.
V;s-c6s'l-T¥, n. Glutinousness ; tenacity.
Vis'coOnt (vi'kbiint), n. A degree of English
nobility next below an earl. [viscount.

Vis'coi5nt-ess (vi'kbunt-es), n. The lady of a
Vis'couNT-SHi'p (vi'kount'-ship), ) n. The oflice
Vis'coOnt-y (vi'kbunt-e), ) of a viscount.

Vis'cous, a. Glutinous; tenacious; viscid.
Vis'cus, n.; pi. vis'cE-RA. [L.] An internal

organ of the body ; an intestine: — birdlime.
Vise, n. A gri ping-machine or press. See Vice.
ViSH'Nif, n. One of the three principal divinities

of Hindoo mythology.
Vis-i-BiL'i-TY, n. The quality of being visible.
Vl^'l-BLE, a. That may be seen ; perceptible by

the eye ; apparent; manifest; discernible.
Vis'i-BLE-NESS, n. The quality of being visible.
Vi§'l-BLY, ad. In a visible manner.
Vis in-er'ti-(E (in-er'she-e), [L.] The power of

inertness, a property of matter.
Vf^ioN (vizh'im), 7!. The act of seeing ; the fac-
ulty of seeing ; sight : — a supernatural appear-
ance ; apparition; a spectre; phantom: — dream.
Syn. — A dream happens to a person sleeping ; a
vision, to one sleeping or waking. A dream is
supposed to be natural ; a vision, supernatural.
Vi"5ipN-A-RY (vTzh'un-^-re), a. Affected by phan-
toms ; /a7ic/f«i ; imaginary; not real.
Vl"§ipN-A-RY, n. One who forms idle or fantastic

projects ; a wild schemer; an enthusiast.
Vif 'it, v. a. To go to see ; to come to ; to attend.
Vi^'lT, V. n. To practise going to see others.
Vi^'iT, n. Act of going to see another ; a call.
Vi§'lT-A-BLE, a. Liable to be Vioited.
Vi^'i-tXnt, 77. One who goes to see another.
Viij-l-TA'TipN, n. Act of visiting : — infliction.
{Law.) Act of making a judicial examination.
Vl.'^-i-TA-To'Ri-AL, a. Relating to a judicial

visitor or visitation.
Vi^'iT-lNG, 7). Actof visiting ; a visitation.
Vi§'!T-pR, 71. ' One who visits ; a visitant: — one

who regulates disorders ; a judicial director.
ViSNE (ve'ne), 78. [old Fr.] {Law.) Vicinity ;


VTs'pR, 71. A mask; disguise; concealment: —

tiie perforated part of a helmet: — written also

VT§'pRED (viz'urd),a. Masked, [viior 9.nA vizard,

Vis'TA, 77. [It.] A view : — a prospect or a walk

through an avenue, as of trees.
V'i$'y-AL (vizh'u-al), a. Relating to the sight.
Vis vl'ttE, [L.] The power or vigor of life.
VT'tal, a. Relating to life ; containing or support-
ing life ; necessary to life ; essential. — Vital air,
the old term for oxygen gas. — Vital statistics, sta-
tistics or calculations relating to the duration of
human life.
Vi-tAl'i-ty, 71. The power of subsisting in life.
VT'tal-ly, ad. In such a manner as to give life.
Vi'TAL§,77.pL The parts essential to life.
VT'tel-i^a-ry or ViT'EL-LA-RY, 77. The place

where the yelk of the egg swims in the white.
Vi"Ti-ATE (vish'e-at), v. a. To make vicious or

corrupt ; to deprave ; to contaminate ; to taint.
Vl-Ti-A'TtON (vish-e-a'shun), n. Depravation.
Vi-Ti-6s'i-TV (vish-e-os'e-te), 71. Depravity.
Vi"tious (vTsh'us),'a. Corrupt. See Vicious.
VIt're-pCjs, o. G.assy ; resembling glass.
Vit'ril-ovs-nEss, 77. State of being vitreous.
VI-TRiSs'CENCE, 7!. Vitrification; glassiness.
VI-TRES'CENT, a. Vitrifying; glassy.
Vit-ri-fAc'tion, n. Act of vitrifying.
VlT'RJ-Fl-A-Bi.E, a. That may be vitrified.
VlT-Rl-Fl-CA'TipN, re. Vitrifaction.

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VYt'ri-form, a. Having the form of glass.

Tit'ri-fy, v. a. To change or convert into glass.

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