Adjectives Starting with V

Vacant (a.) Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.

Vacant (a.) Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.

Vacant (a.) Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish.

Vacant (a.) Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind.

Vacant (a.) Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate.

Vaccinal (a.) Of or pertaining to vaccinia or vaccination.

Vaccine (a.) Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease.

Vacillant (a.) Vacillating; wavering; fluctuating; irresolute.

Vacillating (a.) Inc

Vacillatory (a.) Inc

Vacuolated (a.) Full of vacuoles, or small air cavities; as, vacuolated cells.

Vacuous (a.) Empty; unfilled; void; vacant.

Vafrous (a.) Crafty; cunning; sly; as, vafrous tricks.

Vagabond (a.) Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering.

Vagabond (a.) Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.

Vagabond (a.) Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.

Vagal (a.) Of or pertaining to the vagus, or pneumogastric nerves; pneumogastric.

Vagarious (a.) Given to, or characterized by, vagaries; capricious; whimsical; crochety.

Vagient (a.) Crying like a child.

Vaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vagina; resembling a vagina, or sheath; thecal; as, a vaginal synovial membrane; the vaginal process of the temporal bone.

Vaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to the vagina of the genital canal; as, the vaginal artery.

Vaginant (a.) Serving to in invest, or sheathe; sheathing.

Vaginate (a.) Alt. of Vaginated

Vaginated (a.) Invested with, or as if with, a sheath; as, a vaginate stem, or one invested by the tubular base of a leaf.

Vaginervose (a.) Having the nerves, or veins, placed in apparent disorder.

Vaginopennous (a.) Having elytra; sheath-winged.

Vagous (a.) Wandering; unsettled.

Vagrant (a.) Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

Vagrant (a.) Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar.

Vagus (a.) Wandering; -- applied especially to the pneumogastric nerve.

Vainglorious (a.) Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful.

Valedictory (a.) Bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave-taking; as, a valedictory oration.

Valerianaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.

Valerianic (a.) Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.

Valeric (a.) Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.

Valetudinarian (a.) Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.

Valetudinary (a.) Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian.

Valetudinous (a.) Valetudinarian.

Valiant (a.) Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.

Valiant (a.) Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.

Valiant (a.) Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.

Valid (a.) Strong; powerful; efficient.

Valid (a.) Having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid argument; a valid objection.

Valid (a.) Having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage.

Valkyrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Valkyrias; hence, relating to battle.

Vallar (a.) Of or pertaining to a rampart.

Vallary (a.) Same as Vallar.

Vallatory (a.) Of or pertaining to a vallation; used for a vallation; as, vallatory reads.

Valorous (a.) Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave; courageous; valiant; intrepid.

Valsalvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Valsalva, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.

Valuable (a.) Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo.

Valuable (a.) Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion.

Valued (a.) Highly regarded; esteemed; prized; as, a valued contributor; a valued friend.

Valueless (a.) Being of no value; having no worth.

Valvate (a.) Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular.

Valvate (a.) Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation.

Valvate (a.) Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.

Valved (a.) Having a valve or valve; valvate.

Valvular (a.) Of or pertaining to a valve or valves; specifically (Med.), of or pertaining to the valves of the heart; as, valvular disease.

Valvular (a.) Containing valves; serving as a valve; opening by valves; valvate; as, a valvular capsule.

Vanadic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, vanadium; containing vanadium; specifically distinguished those compounds in which vanadium has a relatively higher valence as contrasted with the vanadious compounds; as, vanadic oxide.

Vanadious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, vanadium; specifically, designating those compounds in which vanadium has a lower valence as contrasted with the vanadic compounds; as, vanadious acid.

Vanadous (a.) Of or pertaining to vanadium; obtained from vanadium; -- said of an acid containing one equivalent of vanadium and two of oxygen.

Vandal (a.) Alt. of Vandalic

Vandalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in barbarism and destructiveness.

Vandyke (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke.

Vanillic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vanilla or vanillin; resembling vanillin; specifically, designating an alcohol and an acid respectively, vanillin being the intermediate aldehyde.

Vanquishable (a.) That may be vanquished.

Vanward (a.) Being on, or towards, the van, or front.

Vapid (a.) Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid state of the blood.

Vaporable (a.) Capable of being converted into vapor by the agency of heat; vaporizable.

Vapored (a.) Wet with vapors; moist.

Vapored (a.) Affected with the vapors. See Vapor, n., 5.

Vaporiferous (a.) Conveying or producing vapor.

Vaporific (a.) Producing vapor; tending to pass, or to cause to pass, into vapor; thus, volatile fluids are vaporific; heat is a vaporific agent.

Vaporiform (a.) Existing in a vaporous form or state; as, steam is a vaporiform substance.

Vaporing (a.) Talking idly; boasting; vaunting.

Vaporish (a.) Full of vapors; vaporous.

Vaporish (a.) Hypochondriacal; affected by hysterics; splenetic; peevish; humorsome.

Vaporizable (a.) Capable of being vaporized into vapor.

Vaporose (a.) Full of vapor; vaporous.

Vaporous (a.) Having the form or nature of vapor.

Vaporous (a.) Full of vapors or exhalations.

Vaporous (a.) Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent.

Vaporous (a.) Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical.

Vapory (a.) Full of vapors; vaporous.

Vapory (a.) Hypochondriacal; splenetic; peevish.

Variable (a.) Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.

Variable (a.) Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.

Variant (a.) Varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse.

Variant (a.) Changeable; changing; fickle.

Variciform (a.) Resembling a varix.

Varicose (a.) Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers.

Varicose (a.) Intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages. and the like.

Varicous (a.) Varicose.

Varied (a.) Changed; altered; various; diversified; as, a varied experience; varied interests; varied scenery.

Variegated (a.) Having marks or patches of different colors; as, variegated leaves, or flowers.

Varietal (a.) Of or pertaining to a variety; characterizing a variety; constituting a variety, in distinction from an individual or species.

Variform (a.) Having different shapes or forms.

Variformed (a.) Formed with different shapes; having various forms; variform.

Variolar (a.) Variolous.

Variolic (a.) Variolous.

Variolitic (a.) Thickly marked with small, round specks; spotted.

Variolitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, variolite.

Varioloid (a.) Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.

Varioloid (a.) The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.

Variolous (a.) Of or pertaining to the smallpox; having pits, or sunken impressions, like those of the smallpox; variolar; variolic.

Variorum (a.) Containing notes by different persons; -- applied to a publication; as, a variorum edition of a book.

Various (a.) Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.

Various (a.) Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.

Various (a.) Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

Varveled (a.) Having varvels, or rings.

Vascular (a.) Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels; specifically (Bot.), pertaining to, or containing, special ducts, or tubes, for the circulation of sap.

Vascular (a.) Operating by means of, or made up of an arrangement of, vessels; as, the vascular system in animals, including the arteries, veins, capillaries, lacteals, etc.

Vascular (a.) Of or pertaining to the vessels of animal and vegetable bodies; as, the vascular functions.

Vascular (a.) Of or pertaining to the higher division of plants, that is, the phaenogamous plants, all of which are vascular, in distinction from the cryptogams, which to a large extent are cellular only.

Vase-shaped (a.) Formed like a vase, or like a common flowerpot.

Vasiform (a.) Having the form of a vessel, or duct.

Vasoconstrictor (a.) Causing constriction of the blood vessels; as, the vasoconstrictor nerves, stimulation of which causes constriction of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vasohypertonic.

Vasodilator (a.) Causing dilation or relaxation of the blood vessels; as, the vasodilator nerves, stimulation of which causes dilation of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vaso-inhibitory, and vasohypotonic nerves, since their stimulation causes relaxation and rest.

Vasoformative (a.) Concerned in the development and formation of blood vessels and blood corpuscles; as, the vasoformative cells.

Vaso-inhibitory (a.) See Vasodilator.

Vasomotor (a.) Causing movement in the walls of vessels; as, the vasomotor mechanisms; the vasomotor nerves, a system of nerves distributed over the muscular coats of the blood vessels.

Vassal (a.) Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.

Vasty (a.) Vast; immense.

Vatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a prophet; prophetical.

Vaticinal (a.) Of or pertaining to prophecy; prophetic.

Vaulted (a.) Arched; concave; as, a vaulted roof.

Vaulted (a.) Covered with an arch, or vault.

Vaulted (a.) Arched like the roof of the mouth, as the upper lip of many ringent flowers.

Vaulty (a.) Arched; concave.

Vauntful (a.) Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious; boastful; vainglorious.

Vauty (a.) Vaulted.

Vedantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vedas.

Veering (a.) Shifting.

Vegetal (a.) Of or pertaining to vegetables, or the vegetable kingdom; of the nature of a vegetable; vegetable.

Vegetal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals, in distinction from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.

Vegetarian (a.) Of or pertaining to vegetarianism; as, a vegetarian diet.

Vegetative (a.) Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating.

Vegetative (a.) Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil.

Vegetative (a.) Having relation to growth or nutrition; partaking of simple growth and enlargement of the systems of nutrition, apart from the sensorial or distinctively animal functions; vegetal.

Vegete (a.) Lively; active; sprightly; vigorous.

Vegetive (a.) Having the nature of a plant; vegetable; as, vegetive life.

Vegeto-animal (a.) Partaking of the nature both of vegetable and animal matter; -- a term sometimes applied to vegetable albumen and gluten, from their resemblance to similar animal products.

Vegetous (a.) Vigorous; lively; active; vegete.

Vehement (a.) Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat.

Vehement (a.) Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.

Vehicled (a.) Conveyed in a vehicle; furnished with a vehicle.

Vehicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a vehicle; serving as a vehicle; as, a vehicular contrivance.

Vehiculary (a.) Vehicular.

Vehiculatory (a.) Vehicular.

Vehmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, certain secret tribunals which flourished in Germany from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 16th, usurping many of the functions of the government which were too weak to maintain law and order, and inspiring dread in all who came within their jurisdiction.

Veiled (a.) Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden.

Veilless (a.) Having no veil.

Veinal (a.) Pertaining to veins; venous.

Veined (a.) Full of veins; streaked; variegated; as, veined marble.

Veined (a.) Having fibrovascular threads extending throughout the lamina; as, a veined leaf.

Veinless (a.) Having no veins; as, a veinless leaf.

Veinous (a.) Marked with veins; veined; veiny.

Veiny (a.) Full of veins; veinous; veined; as, veiny marble.

Velar (a.) Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate.

Velar (a.) Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q.

Velate (a.) Having a veil; veiled.

Veliferous (a.) Carrying or bearing sails.

Velivolant (a.) Flying with sails; passing under full sail.

Vellicative (a.) Having the power of vellicating, plucking, or twitching; causing vellication.

Vellumy (a.) Resembling vellum.

Velutinous (a.) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety; as, a velutinous leaf.

Velvet (a.) Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

Velvety (a.) Made of velvet, or like velvet; soft; smooth; delicate.

Venal (a.) Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood.

Venal (a.) Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services.

Venary (a.) Of or, pertaining to hunting.

Venatic (a.) Alt. of Venatical

Venatical (a.) Of or pertaining to hunting; used in hunting.

Venatorial (a.) Or or pertaining to hunting; venatic.

Vendible (a.) Capable of being vended, or sold; that may be sold; salable.

Venefical (a.) Veneficial.

Veneficial (a.) Alt. of Veneficious

Veneficious (a.) Acting by poison; used in poisoning or in sorcery.

Venemous (a.) Venomous.

Venenate (a.) Poisoned.

Venene (a.) Poisonous; venomous.

Venenose (a.) Poisonous.

Venerable (a.) Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.

Venerable (a.) Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.

Venereal (a.) Of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to sexual intercourse.

Venereal (a.) Arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal disease; venereal virus or poison.

Venereal (a.) Adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal medicines.

Venereal (a.) Adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac.

Venereal (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus.

Venerean (a.) Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.

Venereous (a.) Venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac.

Venereous (a.) Lustful; lascivious; libidinous.

Venerous (a.) Venereous.

Venetian (a.) Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.

Vengeable (a.) Revengeful; deserving revenge.

Vengeful (a.) Vindictive; retributive; revengeful.

Veniable (a.) Venial; pardonable.

Venial (a.) Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial fault or transgression.

Venial (a.) Allowed; permitted.

Venomous (a.) Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous.

Venomous (a.) Having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects.

Venomous (a.) Noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous progeny; a venomous writer.

Venose (a.) Having numerous or conspicuous veins; veiny; as, a venose frond.

Venous (a.) Of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the venous circulation of the blood.

Venous (a.) Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; -- said of the blood, and opposed to arterial.

Venous (a.) Marked with veins; veined; as, a venous leaf.

Ventilative (a.) Of or pertaining to ventilation; adapted to secure ventilation; ventilating; as, ventilative apparatus.

Ventose (a.) Windy; flatulent.

Ventose (a.) The sixth month of the calendar adopted by the first French republic. It began February 19, and ended March 20. See Vend/miaire.

Ventral (a.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of a fish; the ventral root of a spinal nerve; -- opposed to dorsal.

Ventral (a.) Of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower.

Ventral (a.) Of or pertaining to the lower side or surface of a creeping moss or other low flowerless plant. Opposed to dorsal.

Ventricose (a.) Alt. of Ventricous

Ventricous (a.) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular; as, a ventricose corolla.

Ventricular (a.) Of or pertaining to a ventricle; bellied.

Ventriculous (a.) Somewhat distended in the middle; ventricular.

Ventriloquial (a.) Ventriloquous.

Ventriloquous (a.) Of or pertaining to a ventriloquist or ventriloquism.

Ventro-inguinal (a.) Pertaining both to the abdomen and groin, or to the abdomen and inguinal canal; as, ventro-inguinal hernia.

Venturesome (a.) Inc

Venulose (a.) Full of venules, or small veins.

Venust (a.) Beautiful.

Veracious (a.) Observant of truth; habitually speaking truth; truthful; as, veracious historian.

Veracious (a.) Characterized by truth; not false; as, a veracious account or narrative.

Veratric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, plants of the genus Veratrum.

Verbal (a.) Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.

Verbal (a.) Consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change.

Verbal (a.) Having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation.

Verbal (a.) Abounding with words; verbose.

Verbal (a.) Of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix.

Verbarian (a.) Of or pertaining to words; verbal.

Verbenaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Verbenaceae) of gamopetalous plants of which Verbena is the type. The order includes also the black and white mangroves, and many plants noted for medicinal use or for beauty of bloom.

Verbose (a.) Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.

Verdant (a.) Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing; as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.

Verdant (a.) Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green; as, a verdant youth.

Verdoy (a.) Charged with leaves, fruits, flowers, etc.; -- said of a border.

Verdured (a.) Covered with verdure.

Verdureless (a.) Destitute of verdure.

Verdurous (a.) Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant; as, verdurous pastures.

Verecund (a.) Rashful; modest.

Verecundious (a.) Verecund.

Vergette (a.) Divided by pallets, or pales; paly.

Veridical (a.) Truth-telling; truthful; veracious.

Verifiable (a.) Capable of being verified; confirmable.

Verificative (a.) Serving to verify; verifying; authenciating; confirming.

Veriloquent (a.) Speaking truth; truthful.

Verisimilar (a.) Having the appearance of truth; probable; likely.

Versimilous (a.) Verisimilar.

Veritable (a.) Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.

Vermicious (a.) Of or pertaining to worms; wormy.

Vermicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a worm or worms; resembling a worm; shaped like a worm; especially, resembling the motion or track of a worm; as, the vermicular, or peristaltic, motion of the intestines. See Peristaltic.

Vermiculate (a.) Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine

Vermiculate (a.) Crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical.

Vermiculated (a.) Made or marked with irregular wavy

Vermiculose (a.) Alt. of Vermiculous

Vermiculous (a.) Containing, or full of, worms; resembling worms.

Vermiform (a.) Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum.

Vermifugal (a.) Tending to prevent, destroy, or expel, worms or vermin; anthelmintic.

Verminous (a.) Tending to breed vermin; infested by vermin.

Verminous (a.) Caused by, or arising from the presence of, vermin; as, verminous disease.

Vermiparous (a.) Producing or breeding worms.

Vermivorous (a.) Devouring worms; feeding on worms; as, vermivorous birds.

Vernacular (a.) Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.

Vernaculous (a.) Vernacular.

Vernaculous (a.) Scoffing; scurrilous.

Vernal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom.

Vernal (a.) Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

Vernant (a.) Flourishing, as in spring; vernal.

Vernicose (a.) Having a brilliantly polished surface, as some leaves.

Vernile (a.) Suiting a salve; servile; obsequious.

Veronese (a.) Of or pertaining to Verona, in Italy.

Verray (a.) Very; true.

Verriculate (a.) Having thickset tufts of parallel hairs, bristles, or branches.

Verruciform (a.) Shaped like a wart or warts.

Verrucose (a.) Covered with wartlike elevations; tuberculate; warty; verrucous; as, a verrucose capsule.

Verrucous (a.) Verrucose.

Verruculose (a.) Minutely verrucose; as, a verruculose leaf or stalk.

Versable (a.) Capable of being turned.

Versal (a.) Universal.

Versant (a.) Familiar; conversant.

Versatile (a.) Capable of being turned round.

Versatile (a.) Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.

Versatile (a.) Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician.

Versatile (a.) Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird.

Versed (a.) Acquainted or familiar, as the result of experience, study, practice, etc.; skilled; practiced.

Versed (a.) Turned.

Versicolor (a.) Alt. of Versicolored

Versicolored (a.) Having various colors; changeable in color.

Versicular (a.) Of or pertaining to verses; designating distinct divisions of a writing.

Versual (a.) Of or pertaining to a verse.

Versute (a.) Crafty; wily; cunning; artful.

Vertebral (a.) Of or pertaining to a vertebrae, or the vertebral column; spinal; rachidian.

Vertebral (a.) Vertebrate.

Vertebrarterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vertebrae and an artery; -- said of the foramina in the transverse processes of cervical vertebrae and of the canal which they form for the vertebral artery and vein.

Vertebrate (a.) Alt. of Vertebrated

Vertebrated (a.) Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.

Vertebrated (a.) Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the spine in animals.

Vertebrated (a.) Having movable joints resembling vertebrae; -- said of the arms ophiurans.

Vertebrated (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; -- used only in the form vertebrate.

Vertebro-iliac (a.) Iliolumbar.

Vertical (a.) Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.

Vertical (a.) Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical

Verticillaster (a.) A whorl of flowers apparently of one cluster, but composed of two opposite axillary cymes, as in mint. See Illust. of Whorl.

Verticillate (a.) Alt. of Verticillated

Verticillated (a.) Arranged in a transverse whorl or whorls like the rays of a wheel; as, verticillate leaves of a plant; a verticillate shell.

Vertiginate (a.) Turned round; giddy.

Vertiginous (a.) Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion.

Vertiginous (a.) Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.


Vertuous (a.) Virtuous; powerful.

Vesical (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder.

Vesicatory (a.) Tending, or having power, to raise a blister.

Vesicoprostatic (a.) Of a pertaining to the bladder and the prostrate gland.

Vesicouterine (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder and the uterus.

Vesicovaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder and the vagina.

Vesicular (a.) Of or pertaining to vesicles; esp., of or pertaining to the air vesicles, or air cells, of the lungs; as, vesicular breathing, or normal breathing, in which the air enters freely the air vesicles of the lungs.

Vesicular (a.) Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as, vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf.

Vesicular (a.) Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular body.

Vesiculate (a.) Bladdery; full of, or covered with, bladders; vesicular.

Vesiculose (a.) Alt. of Vesiculous

Vesiculous (a.) Bladdery; vesicular; vesiculate; composed of vesicles; covered with vesicles; as, a vesiculose shell.

Vesper (a.) Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells.

Vesperal (a.) Vesper; evening.

Vespertilionine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vespertiliones.

Vespertinal (a.) Vespertine.

Vespertine (a.) Of or pertaining to the evening; happening or being in the evening.

Vespertine (a.) Blossoming in the evening.

Vestal (a.) Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth; hence, pure; chaste.

Vestal (a.) A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar.

Vestal (a.) A virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun.

Vested (a.) Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.

Vested (a.) Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests.

Vestiarian (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestiary or vestments.

Vestiary (a.) Pertaining to clothes, or vestments.

Vestibular (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestibule; like a vestibule.

Vestigial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestige or remnant; like a vestige.

Vestured (a.) Covered with vesture or garments; clothed; enveloped.

Vesuvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vesuvius, a volcano near Naples.

Vesuvian (a.) Vesuvianite.

Vetchy (a.) Consisting of vetches or of pea straw.

Vetchy (a.) Abounding with vetches.

Veteran (a.) Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill.

Veterinary (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school.

Vetust (a.) Venerable from antiquity; ancient; old.

Vexatious (a.) Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor.

Vexatious (a.) Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.

Vexed (a.) Annoyed; harassed; troubled.

Vexed (a.) Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed question.

Viable (a.) Capable of living; born alive and with such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; -- said of a newborn, or a prematurely born, infant.

Viary (a.) Of or pertaining to roads; happening on roads.

Viatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a journey or traveling.

Vibrant (a.) Vibrating; tremulous; resonant; as, vibrant drums.

Vibratile (a.) Adapted to, or used in, vibratory motion; having the power of vibrating; vibratory; as, the vibratile organs of insects.

Vibratiuncle (a.) A small vibration.

Vibratory (a.) Consisting in, or causing, vibration, or oscillation; vibrating; as, a vibratory motion; a vibratory power.

Vicarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vicar; as, vicarial tithes.

Vicarial (a.) Delegated; vicarious; as, vicarial power.

Vicariate (a.) Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious.

Viced (a.) Vicious; corrupt.

Vicegerent (a.) Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

Vicegerent (a.) Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

Vicenary (a.) Of or pertaining to twenty; consisting of twenty.

Vicennial (a.) Lasting or comprising twenty years.

Vicennial (a.) Happening once in twenty years; as, a vicennial celebration.

Vice-regal (a.) Of or pertaining to a viceroy or viceroyalty.

Vicinal (a.) Near; vicine.

Vicine (a.) Near; neighboring; vicinal.

Vicious (a.) Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.

Vicious (a.) Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.

Vicious (a.) Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.

Vicious (a.) Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.

Vicious (a.) Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.

Vicious (a.) Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

Vicissitudinary (a.) Subject to vicissitudes.

Vicissitudinous (a.) Full of, or subject to, changes.

Vicontiel (a.) Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a country.

Victor (a.) Victorious.

Victorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria of England; as, the Victorian poets.

Victorious (a.) Of or pertaining to victory, or a victor' being a victor; bringing or causing a victory; conquering; winning; triumphant; as, a victorious general; victorious troops; a victorious day.

Victualing (a.) Of or pertaining to victuals, or provisions; supplying provisions; as, a victualing ship.

Vidual (a.) Of or pertaining to the state of a widow; widowed.

Viennese (a.) Of or pertaining to Vienna, or people of Vienna.

Viewless (a.) Not perceivable by the eye; invisible; unseen.

Viewly (a.) Alt. of Viewsome

Viewsome (a.) Pleasing to the sight; sightly.

Viewy (a.) Having peculiar views; fanciful; visionary; unpractical; as, a viewy person.

Viewy (a.) Spectacular; pleasing to the eye or the imagination.

Vigesimal (a.) Twentieth; divided into, or consisting of, twenties or twenty parts.

Vigesimo-quarto (a.) Having twenty-four leaves to a sheet; as, a vigesimo-quarto form, book, leaf, size, etc.

Vigilant (a.) Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

Vigonia (a.) Of or pertaining to the vicu/a; characterizing the vicu/a; -- said of the wool of that animal, used in felting hats, and for other purposes.

Vigorous (a.) Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.

Vigorous (a.) Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war.

Vild (a.) Vile.

Viled (a.) Abusive; scurrilous; defamatory; vile.

Vileyns (a.) Villainous.

Villain (a.) Villainous.

Villainous (a.) Base; vile; mean; depraved; as, a villainous person or wretch.

Villainous (a.) Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain; as, a villainous action.

Villainous (a.) Sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense.

Villatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a farm or a village; rural.

Villenous (a.) Of or pertaining to a villein.

Villiform (a.) Having the form or appearance of villi; like close-set fibers, either hard or soft; as, the teeth of perch are villiform.

Villose (a.) See Villous.

Villous (a.) Abounding in, or covered with, fine hairs, or a woolly substance; shaggy with soft hairs; nappy.

Villous (a.) Furnished or clothed with villi.

Viminal (a.) Of or pertaining to twigs; consisting of twigs; producing twigs.

Vimineous (a.) Of or pertaining to twigs; made of pliant twigs.

Vimineous (a.) Producing long, slender twigs or shoots.

Vinaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, wine or grapes.

Vinaceous (a.) Of the color of wine, especially of red wine.

Vinagrous (a.) Resembling vinegar; sour.

Vinagrous (a.) Fig.: Unamiable; morose.

Vincentian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saint Vincent de Paul, or founded by him.

Vincible (a.) Capable of being overcome or subdued; conquerable.

Vindemial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vintage, or grape harvest.

Vindicable (a.) Capable of being vindicated.

Vindicative (a.) Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy.

Vindicative (a.) Revengeful; vindictive.

Vindicatory (a.) Tending or serving to vindicate or justify; justificatory; vindicative.

Vindicatory (a.) Inflicting punishment; avenging; punitory.

Vindictive (a.) Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.

Vindictive (a.) Punitive.

Vineal (a.) Of or pertaining to vines; containing vines.

Vine-clad (a.) Covered with vines.

Vined (a.) Having leaves like those of the vine; ornamented with vine leaves.

Vinegar (a.) A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

Vinegar (a.) Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.

Vinegary (a.) Having the nature of vinegar; sour; unamiable.

Vinewed (a.) Same as Vinnewed.

Vinic (a.) Of or pertaining to wine; as, vinic alcohol.

Vinnewed (a.) Moldy; musty.

Vinny (a.) Vinnewed.

Vinolent (a.) Given to wine; drunken; intemperate.

Vinose (a.) Vinous.

Vinous (a.) Of or pertaining to wine; having the qualities of wine; as, a vinous taste.

Viny (a.) Of or pertaining to vines; producing, or abounding in, vines.

Violable (a.) Capable of being violated, broken, or injured.

Violaceous (a.) Resembling violets in color; bluish purple.

Violaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type. It contains about twenty genera and two hundred and fifty species.

Violascent (a.) Violescent.

Violative (a.) Violating, or tending to violate.

Violent (a.) Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.

Violent (a.) Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.

Violent (a.) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.

Violescent (a.) Tending to a violet color; violascent.

Violous (a.) Violent.

Violuric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitroso derivative of barbituric acid. It is obtained as a white or yellow crystal

Viper (a.) Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae.

Viper (a.) A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.

Viperine (a.) Of or pertaining to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper.

Viperish (a.) Somewhat like a viper; viperous.

Viperous (a.) Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous; as, a viperous tongue.

Viraginian (a.) Of or pertaining to a virago; having the qualities of a virago.

Virent (a.) Green; not withered.

Virescent (a.) Beginning to be green; slightly green; greenish.

Virgate (a.) Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and slender.

Virgated (a.) Striped; streaked.

Virgilian (a.) Of or pertaining to Virgil, the Roman poet; resembling the style of Virgil.

Virgin (a.) Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush.

Virgin (a.) Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold.

Virgin (a.) Not yet pregnant; impregnant.

Virginal (a.) Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.

Virginia (a.) Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia.

Virgulate (a.) Shaped like a little twig or rod.

Virid (a.) Green.

Viridescent (a.) Slightly green; greenish.

Virile (a.) Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man; characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful; forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power, virile organs.

Viripotent (a.) Developed in manhood; hence, able to beget; marriageable.

Viroled (a.) Furnished with a virole or viroles; -- said of a horn or a bugle when the rings are of different tincture from the rest of the horn.

Virose (a.) Having a nauseous odor; fetid; poisonous.

Virtual (a.) Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing.

Virtual (a.) Being in essence or effect, not in fact; as, the virtual presence of a man in his agent or substitute.

Virtueless (a.) Destitute of virtue; without efficacy or operating qualities; powerless.

Virtuous (a.) Possessing or exhibiting virtue.

Virtuous (a.) Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.

Virtuous (a.) Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.

Virtuous (a.) Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.

Virtuous (a.) Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.

Virulent (a.) Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury.

Virulent (a.) Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective.

Virulented (a.) Made virulent; poisoned.

Visaged (a.) Having a visage.

Visceral (a.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.

Visceral (a.) Fig.: Having deep sensibility.

Visceroskeletal (a.) Of or pertaining to the framework, or skeleton, or skeleton, of the viscera; as, the visceroskeletal system of muscles.

Viscid (a.) Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy; as, turpentine, tar, gums, etc., are more or less viscid.

Viscoidal (a.) Somewhat viscous. Cf. Mobile, a., 2.

Viscount (a.) An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.

Viscount (a.) A nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See Peer, n., 3.

Viscous (a.) Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice.

Visible (a.) Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper.

Visible (a.) Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.

Visional (a.) Of or pertaining to a vision.

Visionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.

Visionary (a.) Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities.

Visionary (a.) Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.

Visioned (a.) Having the power of seeing visions; inspired; also, seen in visions.

Visionless (a.) Destitute of vision; sightless.

Visitable (a.) Liable or subject to be visited or inspected.

Visitant (a.) Visiting.

Visitatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to visitation, or a judicial visitor or superintendent; visitorial.

Visitorial (a.) Same as Visitatorial.

Visive (a.) Of or pertaining to the sight; visual.

Visored (a.) Wearing a visor; masked.

Visual (a.) Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve.

Visual (a.) That can be seen; visible.

Vital (a.) Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.

Vital (a.) Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.

Vital (a.) Containing life; living.

Vital (a.) Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.

Vital (a.) Very necessary; highly important; essential.

Vital (a.) Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.

Vitalic (a.) Pertaining to life; vital.

Vitalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, vitalism, or the theory of a special vital principle.

Vitellary (a.) Vitel

Vitelligenous (a.) Producing yolk, or vitel


Viticulose (a.) Having long and slender trailing stems.

Viticultural (a.) Of or pertaining to viticulture.

Vitoe (a.) See Durukuli.

Vitre-o-electic (a.) Containing or exhibiting positive, or vitreous, electricity.

Vitreous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks.

Vitreous (a.) Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity.

Vitrescent (a.) Capable of being formed into glass; tending to become glass.

Vitrescible (a.) That may be vitrified; vitrifiable.

Vitric (a.) Having the nature and qualities of glass; glasslike; -- distinguished from ceramic.

Vitrifiable (a.) Capable of being vitrified, or converted into glass by heat and fusion; as, flint and alkalies are vitrifiable.

Vitrificable (a.) Vitrifiable.

Vitrified (a.) Converted into glass.

Vitriform (a.) Having the form or appearance of glass; resembling glass; glasslike.

Vitriolate (a.) Vitriolated.

Vitriolated (a.) Changed into a vitriol or a sulphate, or subjected to the action of sulphuric acid or of a sulphate; as, vitriolated potash, i. e., potassium sulphate.

Vitriolic (a.) Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. Vitriol.

Vitriolizable (a.) Capable of being converted into a vitriol.

Vitriolous (a.) See Vitriolic.

Vitruvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect.

Vittate (a.) Bearing or containing vittae.

Vittate (a.) Striped longitudinally.


Vituperable (a.) Liable to, or deserving, vituperation, or severe censure.

Vituperative (a.) Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive.

Vituperrious (a.) Worthy of vituperation; shameful; disgraceful.

Vivacious (a.) Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.

Vivacious (a.) Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet.

Vivacious (a.) Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.

Vive (a.) Lively; animated; forcible.

Viverrine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Viverridae, or Civet family.

Vivid (a.) True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.

Vivid (a.) Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.

Vivific (a.) Alt. of Vivifical

Vivifical (a.) Giving life; reviving; enlivening.

Vivificative (a.) Able or tending to vivify, animate, or give life; vivifying.

Viviparous (a.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.

Vivisectional (a.) Of or pertaining to vivisection.

Vixenish (a.) Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

Vixenly (a.) Like a vixen; vixenish.

Vizarded (a.) Wearing a vizard.

Vizierial (a.) Of, pertaining to, or issued by, a vizier.

Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.

Vocal (a.) Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer.

Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, /poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds.

Vocal (a.) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, // 199-202.

Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.

Vocalic (a.) Of or pertaining to vowel sounds; consisting of the vowel sounds.

Vocative (a.) Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically (Gram.), used in address; appellative; -- said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord.

Vociferant (a.) Noisy; clamorous.

Vociferous (a.) Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds.

Voiced (a.) Furnished with a voice; expressed by the voice.

Voiced (a.) Uttered with voice; pronounced with vibrations of the vocal cords; sonant; -- said of a sound uttered with the glottis narrowed.

Voiceful (a.) Having a voice or vocal quality; having a loud voice or many voices; vocal; sounding.

Voiceless (a.) Having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb.

Voiceless (a.) Not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant; surd.

Void (a.) Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.

Void (a.) Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like.

Void (a.) Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use.

Void (a.) Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.

Void (a.) Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.

Void (a.) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.

Void (a.) To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.

Void (a.) To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements.

Void (a.) To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify.

Voidable (a.) Capable of being voided, or evacuated.

Voidable (a.) Capable of being avoided, or of being adjudged void, invalid, and of no force; capable of being either avoided or confirmed.

Voided (a.) Emptied; evacuated.

Voided (a.) Annulled; invalidated.

Voided (a.) Having the inner part cut away, or left vacant, a narrow border being left at the sides, the tincture of the field being seen in the vacant space; -- said of a charge.

Voiding (a.) Receiving what is ejected or voided.

Volacious (a.) Apt or fit to fly.

Volage (a.) Light; giddy.

Volant (a.) Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.

Volant (a.) Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid.

Volant (a.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant.

Volar (a.) Of or pertaining to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.

Volatile (a.) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.

Volatile (a.) Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation.

Volatile (a.) Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper.

Volatilizable (a.) Capable of being volatilized.

Volcanian (a.) Volcanic.

Volcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic heat.

Volcanic (a.) Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies; as, volcanic tufa.

Volcanic (a.) Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.

Volitable (a.) Volatilizable.

Volitient (a.) Exercising the will; acting from choice; willing, or having power to will.

Volitional (a.) Belonging or relating to volition.

Volitive (a.) Of or pertaining to the will; originating in the will; having the power to will.

Volitive (a.) Used in expressing a wish or permission as, volitive proposition.

Volleyed (a.) Discharged with a sudden burst, or as if in a volley; as, volleyed thunder.

Volta-electric (a.) Of or pertaining to voltaic electricity, or voltaism.

Voltaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.

Voltaic (a.) Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as, voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.

Voltairean (a.) Of or relating to Voltaire, the French author.

Volubilate (a.) Alt. of Volubile

Volubile (a.) Turning, or whirling; winding; twining; voluble.

Voluble (a.) Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating; as, voluble particles of matter.

Voluble (a.) Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, tongue.

Voluble (a.) Changeable; unstable; fickle.

Voluble (a.) Having the power or habit of turning or twining; as, the voluble stem of hop plants.

Volumed (a.) Having the form of a volume, or roil; as, volumed mist.

Volumed (a.) Having volume, or bulk; massive; great.

Volumetric (a.) Of or pertaining to the measurement of volume.

Volumetrical (a.) Volumetric.

Voluminous (a.) Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.

Voluminous (a.) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.

Voluminous (a.) Of great volume, or bulk; large.

Voluminous (a.) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.

Volunteer (a.) One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will.

Volunteer (a.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discip

Volunteer (a.) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.

Volunteer (a.) Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice.

Voluptuary (a.) Voluptuous; luxurious.

Voluptuous (a.) Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.

Voluptuous (a.) Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.

Voluted (a.) Having a volute, or spiral scroll.

Vomerine (a.) Of or pertaining to the vomer.

Vomitive (a.) Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.

Vomitory (a.) Causing vomiting; emetic; vomitive.

Voodoo (a.) Of or pertaining to voodooism, or a voodoo; as, voodoo incantations.

Voracious (a.) Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool.

Voraginous (a.) Pertaining to a gulf; full of gulfs; hence, devouring.

Vortical (a.) Of or pertaining to a vortex or vortexes; resembling a vortex in form or motion; whirling; as, a vortical motion.

Vorticose (a.) Vortical; whirling; as, a vorticose motion.

Vortiginous (a.) Moving rapidly round a center; vortical.

Votary (a.) Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.

Votive (a.) Given by vow, or in fulfillment of a vow; consecrated by a vow; devoted; as, votive offerings; a votive tablet.

Vowel (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.

Voweled (a.) Furnished with vowels.

Vowelish (a.) Of the nature of a vowel.

Voyageable (a.) That may be sailed over, as water or air; navigable.

Vulcanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; hence, of or pertaining to works in iron or other metals.

Vulcanian (a.) Volcanic.

Vulcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; Vulcanian.

Vulcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to volcanoes; specifically, relating to the geological theory of the Vulcanists, or Plutonists.

Vulgar (a.) Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular.

Vulgar (a.) Belonging or relating to the common people, as distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished; hence, sometimes, of little or no value.

Vulgar (a.) Hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish; also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low; coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or manners.

Vulgate (a.) An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church.

Vulgate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures.

Vulnerable (a.) Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.

Vulnerable (a.) Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.

Vulnerary (a.) Useful in healing wounds; adapted to the cure of external injuries; as, vulnerary plants or potions.

Vulnerose (a.) Full of wounds; wounded.

Vulnific (a.) Alt. of Vulnifical

Vulnifical (a.) Causing wounds; inflicting wounds; wounding.

Vulnose (a.) Having wounds; vulnerose.

Vulpic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid obtained from a lichen (Cetraria vulpina) as a yellow or red crystal

Vulpine (a.) Of or pertaining to the fox; resembling the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty; artful.

Vulpinic (a.) Same as Vulpic.

Vulturine (a.) Of or pertaining to a vulture; resembling a vulture in qualities or looks; as, the vulturine sea eagle (Gypohierax Angolensis); vulturine rapacity.

Vulturish (a.) Vulturous.

Vulturous (a.) Like a vulture; rapacious.

Vulviform (a.) Like a cleft with projecting edges.

Vulvo-uterine (a.) Pertaining both to the vulva and the uterus.

Vulvovaginal (a.) Pertaining both to the vulva and the vagina.

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