Grand vizier, the chief minister of the Turkish empire; — called also vizier-azem.

(Viz"ier*ate) n. [Cf. F. vizirat.] The office, dignity, or authority of a vizier.

(||Vi*zier`-a*zem") n. [Ar. azam great. See Vizier.] A grand vizier. See under Vizier.

(Vi*zier"i*al) a. [Cf. F. vizirial.] Of, pertaining to, or issued by, a vizier. [Written also vizirial.]

(Vi*zir") n. See Vizier.

(Viz"or) n. See Visor.

(Vliss*ma"ki) n. [From the native name.] (Zoöl.) The diadem indris. See Indris.

V moth
(V" moth`) (Zoöl.) A common gray European moth (Halia vauaria) having a V-shaped spot of dark brown on each of the fore wings.

(Vo"ca*ble) n. [L. vocabulum an appellation, designation, name, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, a voice, a word: cf. F. vocable. See Voice.] A word; a term; a name; specifically, a word considered as composed of certain sounds or letters, without regard to its meaning.

Swamped near to drowning in a tide of ingenious vocables.

(Vo*cab"u*la*ry) n.; pl. Vocabularies [LL. vocabularium, vocabularius: cf. F. vocabulaire. See Vocable.]

1. A list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a whole language, a single work or author, a branch of science, or the like; a word-book.

2. A sum or stock of words employed.

His vocabulary seems to have been no larger than was necessary for the transaction of business.

(Vo*cab"u*list) n. [Cf. F. vocabuliste.] The writer or maker of a vocabulary; a lexicographer.

(Vo"cal) a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.

To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,
Made vocal by my song.

2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer. "Vocal worship." Milton.

3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; — said of certain articulate sounds.

4. (Phon.) (a) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 199-202. (b) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.

(Viz"ier) n. [Ar. wezir, wazir, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. Alguazil.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries. [Written also visier, vizir, and vizer.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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