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Definition of "vice president" [vice president]

  • An officer ranking next below a president, usually empowered to assume the president's duties under conditions such as absence, illness, or death. (noun)
  • A deputy to a president, especially in a corporation, in charge of a specific department or location: vice president of sales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vice president" in a sentence
  • "Ronald Lauder and Malcolm Hoenlein, chairman and executive vice president respectively of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, were outraged by the op-ed and accused Clinton of "scapegoating" Jews."
  • "Gloria Bergquist, vice president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said the group hopes to "start a discussion about the critical role of consumers" with the ads."
  • "February 14, to Robert K. Lund, Thiokol vice president for engineering:Clearly, you had a concern about temperature."