Definitions for: Vie


[v] compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others



Webster (1913) Definition: Vie, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied; p. pr. & vb. n. Vying.]
[OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to
challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of
uncertain origin. Cf. Invite, Envie.]
1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of
gleek. See Revie. [Obs.]

2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous
effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.

In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed
in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best
of their family. --Addison.

While Waterloo with Cann[ae]'s carnage vies.
--Byron.


Vie, v. t.
1. To stake; to wager. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to
put in competition; to bandy. [Obs.]

She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so
fast. --Shak.

Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his
Parliament, but to be guided by them. --Milton.

And vying malice with my gentleness, Pick quarrels
with their only happiness. --Herbert.


Vie, n.
A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife;
also, a challenge; a wager. [Obs.]

We 'll all to church together instantly, And then a vie
for boys. --J. Fletcher.

Synonyms: compete, contend

See Also: emulate, equal, go for, match, play, race, rival, run, run off, touch, try for

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