(Vauque"lin*ite) n. [So called after the French chemist Vauquelin, who died in 1829: cf. F.
vauquelinite.] (Min.) Chromate of copper and lead, of various shades of green.
(Vaut) v. i. To vault; to leap. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Vaut), n. A vault; a leap. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Vaut"y) a. Vaulted. "The haughty vauty welkin." [Obs.] Taylor
(Vav"a*sor) n. [OE. vavasour, OF. vavassor, vavassour, F. vavasseur, LL. vavassor, probably
contr. from vassus vassorum vassal of the vassals. See Vassal.] (Feud. Law) The vassal or tenant
of a baron; one who held under a baron, and who also had tenants under him; one in dignity next to a
baron; a title of dignity next to a baron. Burrill. "A worthy vavasour." Chaucer. [Also written vavasour,
vavassor, valvasor, etc.]
Vavasours subdivide again to vassals, exchanging land and cattle, human or otherwise, against fealty.Motley.
(Vav"a*so*ry) n. [F. vavassorie.] (Feud. Law) The quality or tenure of the fee held by a
vavasor; also, the lands held by a vavasor.
(Va"ward`) n. [For vanward, equivalent to vanguard. See Vanguard, Ward guard.] The fore
part; van. [Obs.]
Since we have the vaward of the day.Shak.
(Va"za par`rot) (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of parrots of the genus Coracopsis, native
of Madagascar; called also vasa parrot.
(Ve"a*dar) n. The thirteenth, or intercalary, month of the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar, which is
added about every third year.
(Veal) n.[OE. veel, OF. veel, F. veau, L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus a calf; akin to E. wether. See
Wether, and cf. Vellum, Vituline.] The flesh of a calf when killed and used for food.
(Vec"tion) n. [L. vectio, from vehere, vectum, to carry.] Vectitation. [Obs.]
(Vec`ti*ta"tion) n. [L. vectitatus born about, fr. vetare, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to
carry.] The act of carrying, or state of being carried. [Obs.]
(Vec"tor) n. [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry.]
1. Same as Radius vector.
2. (Math.) A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal
when their directions are the same their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar.
In a triangle, either side is the vector sum of the other two sides taken in proper order; the process finding
the vector sum of two or more vectors is vector addition
(Vec"ture) n. [L. vectura, from vehere, vectum, to carry. Cf. Vettura, Voiture.] The act of
carrying; conveyance; carriage. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Ve"da) n. [Skr. vda, properly, knowledge, from vid to know. See Wit.] The ancient sacred
literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda,
and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.