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Vesuvius an active volcano in southwestern Italy that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D.; Mount Vesuvius.
vet1 (informal) a veterinarian. [3 definitions]
vet2 (informal) a veteran, esp. of military service in war.
vetch any of various related climbing, twining legumes grown for forage, soil improvement, or food.
veteran a person who was formerly part of the armed forces, esp. during a war. [4 definitions]
Veterans Administration a U.S. federal agency that administers the laws governing benefits for veterans of the armed forces.
Veterans Day a holiday in the United States for commemorating all veterans of the armed forces, held on November 11 and formerly called Armistice Day.
veterinarian a person trained and licensed to practice medicine on animals; animal doctor.
veterinary one trained and licensed to practice medicine on animals; veterinarian. [2 definitions]
vetiver a tropical Asian grass, cultivated for its root. [2 definitions]
veto the right or power of one official authority or body, esp. the chief executive, to reject or cancel something enacted by another, such as a law or budget authorization approved by a legislature. [5 definitions]
vex to annoy or irritate. [2 definitions]
vexation the act of annoying. [3 definitions]
vexatious causing annoyance or trouble. [2 definitions]
vexing causing irritation or vexation.
VFW abbreviation of "Veterans of Foreign Wars."
VHF abbreviation of "very high frequency," any radio frequency ranging between thirty and three hundred megahertz.
VHS abbreviation of "video home system."
VI abbreviation of "Virgin Islands," a group of islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico, comprising a territory of the United States and a colony of Great Britain.
via traveling through; by way of. [2 definitions]
viable capable of germinating, growing, or developing, as a living organism or social organization. [3 definitions]