(a) The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel. "The golden chain of vocation, election, and justification." Jer. Taylor.

(b) A call to special religious work, as to the ministry.

Every member of the same [the Church], in his vocation and ministry.
Bk. of Com. Prayer.

(Voc"a*tive) a. [L. vocativus, fr. vocare to call.] Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically (Gram.), used in address; appellative; — said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord.

(Voc"a*tive), n. [L. vocativus (sc. casus): cf. F. vocatif.] (Gram.) The vocative case.

(Vo*cif"er*ance) n. Vociferation; noise; clamor. [R.] R. Browning.

(Vo*cif"er*ant) a. [L. vociferans, p. pr.] Noisy; clamorous. Gauden. R. Browning.

(Vo*cif"er*ate) v. i. [L. vociferatus, p. p. vociferari to vociferate; vox, vocis, voice + ferre to bear. See Voice, and Bear to carry.] To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor. Cowper.

(Vo*cif"er*ate), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vociferated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vociferating.] To utter with a loud voice; to shout out.

Though he may vociferate the word liberty.
V. Knox.

(Vo*cif`er*a"tion) n. [L. vociferatio: cf. F. vocifération.] The act of vociferating; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.

Violent gesture and vociferation naturally shake the hearts of the ignorant.

Plaintive strains succeeding the vociferations of emotion or of pain.

(Vo*cif"er*a`tor) n. One who vociferates, or is clamorous. [R.]

(Vo*cif"er*ous) a. [Cf. F. vocifère.] Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds.Vo*cif"er*ous*ly, adv.Vo*cif"er*ous*ness, n.

(Voc"ule) n. [L. vocula, dim. of vox, vocis, voice.] (Phon.) A short or weak utterance; a faint or feeble sound, as that heard on separating the lips in pronouncing p or b. Rush.Voc"u*lar a.

(Vo*da"ni*um) n. [NL.] (Old Chem.) A supposed element, afterward found to be a mixture of several metals, as copper, iron, lead, nickel, etc.

(Vod"ka) n. [Russ.] A Russian drink distilled from rye.

(Voe) n. [Cf. Icel ver sea, vöar a fenced-in landing place.] An inlet, bay, or creek; — so called in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Jamieson.

(Vo"gle) n. (Mining) Same as Vugg.

(Vogue) n. [F. vogue a rowing, vogue, fashion, It. voga, fr. vogare to row, to sail; probably fr. OHG. wagn to move, akin to E. way. Cf. Way.]

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