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
(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.Addison.
(Ve"he*men*cy) n. Vehemence. [R.]
The vehemency of your affection.Shak.
(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
A simple style forms the best vehicle of thought to a popular assembly.Wirt.
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.