(Vi"a*ble) a. [F., from vie life, L. vita. See Vital.] (Law) Capable of living; born alive and with
such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; said of a newborn, or a prematurely
Unless he [an infant] is born viable, he acquires no rights, and can not transmit them to his heirs, and is
considered as if he had never been born. Bouvier.
(Vi`a*duct) n. [L. via a way + - duct, as in aqueduct: cf. F. viaduc. See Via, and Aqueduct.]
A structure of considerable magnitude, usually with arches or supported on trestles, for carrying a road,
as a railroad, high above the ground or water; a bridge; especially, one for crossing a valley or a gorge.
(Vi"age) n. [See Voyage.] A voyage; a journey. [Obs.] Chaucer. Gower.
(Vi"al) n. [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See Phial.] A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel
with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. [Written also phial.]
Take thou this vial, being then in bed,Shak.
And this distilled liquor thou off.
(Vi"al), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vialed or Vialled; p. pr. & vb. n. Vialing or Vialling.] To put in a vial
or vials. "Precious vialed liquors." Milton.
(Vi*am"e*ter) n. [L. via a way + -meter.] An odometer; called also viatometer.
(Vi"and) n. [F. viande meat, food, LL. vianda, vivanda, vivenda, properly, things to live on, fr.
L. vivere to live; akin to vivus living. See Vivid, and cf. Victualis.] An article of food; provisions; food; victuals;
used chiefly in the plural. Cowper.
Viands of various kinds allure the taste.Pope.
(Vi"and*er) n. A feeder; an eater; also, one who provides viands, or food; a host. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Vi"-ap`ple) n. See Otaheite apple.
(Vi"a*ry) a. [L. viarius, fr. via a way, road.] Of or pertaining to roads; happening on roads. [Obs.]
(Vi"a*tec`ture) n. [L. via way + -tecture, as in architecture.] The art of making roads or
ways for traveling, including the construction of bridges, canals, viaducts, etc. [R.] R. Park.
(Vi*at"ic) a. [L. viaticus, fr. via a way. See Voyage.] Of or pertaining to a journey or traveling.
(Vi*at"i*cum) n. [L., from viaticus, a. See Viatic.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) An allowance for traveling expenses made to those who were sent into the provinces
to exercise any office or perform any service.
2. Provisions for a journey. Davies
3. (R. C. Ch.) The communion, or eucharist, when given to persons in danger of death.
(Vi`a*tom"e*ter) n. A viameter.
(||Vi*bi"ces) n. pl. [L., pl. of vibex, -icis, the mark of a blow.] (Med.) More or less extensive
patches of subcutaneous extravasation of blood.