vie

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: VIE, vi'e, вие, and Вие

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetic form of envy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

vie (third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying, simple past and past participle vied)

  1. (intransitive) To fight for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
    Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To rival (something), etc.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [1]
      But, if there be, or ever were, one such, / It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff / To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine / An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, / Condemning shadows quite.
  3. (transitive) To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
  4. To stake; to wager.
  5. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

vie (plural vies)

  1. (obsolete) A contest.

Anagrams[edit]


Bourguignon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vita.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vies)

  1. life

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯/, [ˈʋie̞̯]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Syllabification: vie

Verb[edit]

vie

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of viedä.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯ˣ/, [ˈʋie̞̯(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Syllabification: vie

Verb[edit]

vie

  1. Indicative present connegative form of viedä.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of viedä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of viedä.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French vie, from older Old French viḍe, from Vulgar Latin vītam, from Latin vīta, from Proto-Italic *gʷītā.

Noun[edit]

vie f (countable and uncountable, plural vies)

  1. life, the state of organisms (organic beings) prior to death
  2. life, period in which one is alive, between birth and death
  3. biography, life
  4. life, lifeforms
    L’apparition de la vie sur Terre
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  5. cost of living
    La vie a drôlement augmenté depuis quelque temps : il ne me reste plus grand-chose quand j’ai payé tous les impôts.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Antillean Creole: vi
  • Guianese Creole: lavi
  • Haitian Creole: lavi
  • Louisiana Creole French: vi
  • Seychellois Creole: lavi

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Latin via. Compare voie.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vies)

  1. (Switzerland, Jura) way, path (road, railway, etc)
Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vie f

  1. plural of via

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

viē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vieō

Manx[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vie

  1. Lenited form of mie.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mie vie unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vígja, from Proto-Germanic *wīhijaną.

Verb[edit]

vie (imperative vi, present tense vier, simple past vigde or vidde or via or viet, past participle vigd or vidd or via or viet)

  1. dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. wed two persons into marriage

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

vie (present tense vier, past tense vigde, supine vigd or vigt, past participle vigd, present participle viande, imperative vi)

  1. alternative form of via

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīta.

Noun[edit]

vie f (oblique plural vies, nominative singular vie, nominative plural vies)

  1. life

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: vie
    • French: vie
      • Antillean Creole: vi
      • Guianese Creole: lavi
      • Haitian Creole: lavi
      • Louisiana Creole French: vi
      • Seychellois Creole: lavi
    • Norman: vie (Guernésiais)
  • Walloon: veye, vèie

Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vita.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vies)

  1. life

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vīnea.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vii)

  1. vineyard
  2. vine
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Forms of the adjective viu.

Adjective[edit]

vie

  1. nominative feminine singular of viu
  2. accusative feminine singular of viu

Slovak[edit]

Verb[edit]

vie

  1. third-person singular present of vedieť