vire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French vire, from virer to turn. Compare veer, vireton.

Noun[edit]

vire (plural vires)

  1. An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gower to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

vire (third-person singular simple present vires, present participle viring, simple past and past participle vired)

  1. to transfer a surplus from one account to cover a deficit in another, to make a virement.
    • 1996, Derek Glover & Sue Law, Managing Professional Development in Education:
      For example, in 1993, only 8 per cent of the survey schools said that they were likely to vire funds if problems arose during the year.
    • 2005, House of Commons (United Kingdom), Prison Education Report:
      Prison education budgets were placed in the hands of prison governors who could vire money to other areas of the prisons.
    • 2012, David Maclaren, "Changing the Civil Service", Managing Public Services:
      Because we cannot vire money between budgets, we buy more machines than we need, but cannot pay anyone to run them!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vire

  1. A light breeze or the small, disappearing waves on top of water produced by a breeze.
  2. A shed (area between upper and lower warp yarns in a loom).

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

vire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of virer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of virer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of virer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of virer
  5. second-person singular imperative of virer

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

vire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of virar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of virar

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

virē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vireō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

vire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of virar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of virar
  3. third-person singular imperative of virar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

vire

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of virar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of virar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of virar.