The language of the Vedas is usually called Vedic Sanskrit, as distinguished from the later and more
settled form called classical Sanskrit.
(Ve*dan"ta) n. [Skr. Vdanta.] A system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on scattered
texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the "Anta," or end or substance. Balfour (Cyc. of India.)
(Ve*dan"tic) a. Of or pertaining to the Vedas.
(Ve*dan"tist) n. One versed in the doctrines of the Vedantas.
(Ve*dette") n. [F. vedette, It. vedetta, for veletta (influenced by vedere to see, L. videre),
from It. veglia watch, L. vigilia. See Vigil.] A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost
of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette.
(Ve"dro) n. [Russ.] A Russian liquid measure, equal to 3.249 gallons of U. S. standard measure,
or 2.706 imperial gallons. McElrath.
(Veer) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Veered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Veering.] [F. virer LL. virare; perhaps fr. L.
vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet Cf.
Environ.] To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. "His veering gait."
And as he leads, the following navy veers.Dryden.
an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about.Burke. To veer and haul (Naut.), to vary the course or direction; said of the wind, which veers aft and
hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.
To veer and haul (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. To veer away or out
(Naut.), to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.
(Veer), v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
(Veer"ing), a. Shifting. Veer"ing*ly, adv.
(Veer"y) n. (Zoöl.) An American thrush (Turdus fuscescens) common in the Northern United States
and Canada. It is light tawny brown above. The breast is pale buff, thickly spotted with brown. Called
also Wilson's thrush.
Sometimes I hear the veery's clarion.Thoreau.
(Ve"ga) n. (Astron.) [Ar. wagi', properly, falling: cf. F. Wéga.] A brilliant star of the first magnitude,
the brightest of those constituting the constellation Lyra.
(Veg`e*ta*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being vegetable. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Veg`e*ta*ble) a. [F. végétable growing, capable of growing, formerly also, as a noun, a vegetable,
from L. vegetabilis enlivening, from vegetare to enliven, invigorate, quicken, vegetus enlivened, vigorous,
active, vegere to quicken, arouse, to be lively, akin to vigere to be lively, to thrive, vigil watchful, awake,
and probably to E. wake, v. See Vigil, Wake, v.]
1. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable
growths, juices, etc.
Blooming ambrosial fruitMilton.
Of vegetable gold.