Vegeto-animal to Velvet

(Veg"e*to-an"i*mal) a. (Biol.) 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.

(Veg"e*tous) a. [L. vegetus. See Vegete.] Vigorous; lively; active; vegete. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Ve"he*mence) n. [L. vehementia: cf. F. véhémence.]

1. The quality pr state of being vehement; impetuous force; impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence.

2. Violent ardor; great heat; animated fervor; as, the vehemence of love, anger, or other passions.

I . . . tremble at his vehemence of temper.

(Ve"he*men*cy) n. Vehemence. [R.]

The vehemency of your affection.

(Ve"he*ment) a. [L. vehemens, the first part of which is perhaps akin to vehere to carry, and the second mens mind: cf. F. véhément. Cf. Vehicle, and Mental.]

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

2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion. "Vehement instigation." Shak. "Vehement desire." Milton.

Syn. — Furious; violent; raging; impetuous; passionate; ardent; eager; hot; fervid; burning.

(Ve"he*ment*ly), adv. In a vehement manner.

(Ve"hi*cle) n. [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin to E. way, wain. See Way, n., and cf. Convex, Inveigh, Veil, Vex.]

1. That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.

2. That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.

A simple style forms the best vehicle of thought to a popular assembly.

3. (Pharm.) A substance in which medicine is taken.

4. (Paint.) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.

Water is used in fresco and in water-color painting, the colors being consolidated with gum arabic; size is used in distemper painting. In oil painting, the fixed oils of linseed, nut, and poppy, are used; in encaustic, wax is the vehicle. Fairholt.

(Ve"hi*cled) a. Conveyed in a vehicle; furnished with a vehicle. M. Green.

(Ve*hic"u*lar) a. [L. vehicularis: cf. F. véhiculaire.] Of or pertaining to a vehicle; serving as a vehicle; as, a vehicular contrivance.

(Ve*hic"u*la*ry) a. Vehicular.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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