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Definition of "vie" []

  • To strive for victory or superiority; contend. See Synonyms at rival. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To offer in competition; match. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To wager or bet. (verb-transitive)

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 "vie" in a sentence
  • "Ohio State and Penn State could again vie for the conference championship, and a Nov. 7 date in Happy Valley could determine the outcome."
  • "More often places and their names are representative of abstract ideas: America, Vietnam, the Riviera which, as Godard points out, contains the word vie for "life", Las Vegas."
  • "II. i.310 (393,9) [kill on kiss She vy's so fast] I know not that the word vie has any construction that will suit this place; we may easily read,"