(Vat"i*cide) n. [L. vates a prophet + caedere to kill.] The murder, or the murderer, of a prophet.
"The caitiff vaticide." Pope.
(Va*tic"i*nal) a. [See Vaticinate.] Of or pertaining to prophecy; prophetic. T. Warton.
(Va*tic"i*nate) v. i. & t. [L. vaticinatus, p. p. of vaticinari to prophesy, fr. vaticinus prophetical,
fr. vates a prophet.] To prophesy; to foretell; to practice prediction; to utter prophecies.
(Va*tic`i*na"tion) n. [L. vaticinatio.] Prediction; prophecy.
It is not a false utterance; it is a true, though an impetuous, vaticination.I. Taylor.
(Va*tic"i*na`tor) n. [L.] One who vaticinates; a prophet.
(Vat"i*cine) n. [L. vaticinium.] A prediction; a vaticination. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(||Vaude"ville) n. [F., fr. Vau-de- vire, a village in Normandy, where Olivier Basselin, at the
end of the 14th century, composed such songs.] [Written also vaudevil.]
1. A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to
a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.
2. A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs,
set to familiar airs.
The early vaudeville, which is the forerunner of the opera bouffe, was light, graceful, and piquant.Johnson's
(||Vau*dois) n. sing. & pl. [F.]
1. An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of the Swiss canton of Vaud.
2. A modern name of the Waldenses.
(Vau*doux") n. & a. See Voodoo.
(Vault) n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. voûte, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere,
volutum, to roll, to turn about. See Voluble, and cf. Vault a leap, Volt a turn, Volute.]
1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault.Gray.
2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment,
or the like; a cell; a cellar. "Charnel vaults." Milton.
The silent vaults of death.Sandys.
To banish rats that haunt our vault.Swift.
3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
That heaven's vault should crack.Shak.
4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.]
A leap or bound. Specifically: (a) (Man.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet. (b) A leap by aid
of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.