vee

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See also: vêe and Vee

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vee (plural vees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.
  2. Something with the shape of the letter V.
    • 1989, Grant Naylor, Red Dwarf:
      One of [the men] took up both spaces on the pink sofa, while the other two drew up chairs from a nearby table and squeezed into them. The armrests were forced out into a tired vee, to the accompaniment of an uneasy creaking sound.
    • 2013, Nancy Springer, We Don't Know Why
      The river leapt and rippled like a lizard. Geese flew over in a vee, crying to the sky.
    • 2019 December 4, Philip Haigh, “Trains, tickets and tests: LNER outlines its targets”, in Rail, page 62:
      York's new railway offices are rather smart, tucked into the vee of York South Junction where the freight lines diverge to avoid the station.
  3. (cricket) The arc of the field, forward of the batsman, from cover to midwicket, in which drives are played.
  4. A polyamorous relationship between three people, in which one person has two partners who are not themselves romantically or sexually involved.

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Verb[edit]

vee (third-person singular simple present vees, present participle veeing, simple past and past participle veed)

  1. To form something into a "v" shape, particularly as part of a welding, machining, or manufacturing process.
    • 1925, Oxweld Acetylene Company, The Oxwelder's Manual: Instructions for Welding and Cutting, p. 166:
      As the metal melts it is veed out with the paddle for about 2 in.
    • 2005, Richard Finch, Performance Welding Handbook, p. 83:
      Use a die grinder to vee out the crack or to remove pounded-out metal where the valve seat came loose.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vêe, from Old Dutch , from Proto-West Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock).

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Noun[edit]

vee n (uncountable)

  1. (collective) livestock, cattle

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: vee
  • Negerhollands: vee

Further reading[edit]

  • vee” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

vee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vee

  1. genitive singular of vesi

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish ve (name of the letter V). Similar names are also found in other European languages, such as English vee, French and Latvian . It is ultimately formed by analogy with Latin letter names such as for B, but it is unknown in which this language took place.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋeː/, [ˈʋe̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: vee

Noun[edit]

vee

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative vee veet
genitive veen veiden
veitten
partitive veetä veitä
illative veehen veihin
singular plural
nominative vee veet
accusative nom. vee veet
gen. veen
genitive veen veiden
veitten
partitive veetä veitä
inessive veessä veissä
elative veestä veistä
illative veehen veihin
adessive veellä veillä
ablative veeltä veiltä
allative veelle veille
essive veenä veinä
translative veeksi veiksi
instructive vein
abessive veettä veittä
comitative veineen
Possessive forms of vee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person veeni veemme
2nd person veesi veenne
3rd person veensä

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch , from Proto-West Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock).

Noun[edit]

vêe f or n

  1. livestock (collectively)
  2. animal of livestock

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Further reading[edit]

  • vee”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “vee”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

vee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

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