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VAT abbreviation of "value-added tax," a sales tax paid on the value added to products and services at each stage of manufacturing and distribution.
vat a very large container, such as a barrel, tub, or tank, used for holding or storing liquids, esp. at stages in a manufacturing process. [2 definitions]
vat dye a colorfast dye applied to cloth in a soluble form and then oxidized to an insoluble form in the cloth.
vatic of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.
Vatican the papal residence in Vatican City; Vatican Palace. [4 definitions]
Vatican City an independent state within Rome, Italy, that is ruled by the pope.
vatu the chief monetary unit of Vanuatu.
vaudeville a stage show that consists of a variety of songs, dances, comic skits, and the like.
vault1 an arched construction of stone, concrete, brick, or the like that forms a roof or ceiling, as in some churches. [7 definitions]
vault2 to jump, leap, or spring, esp. with the use of the hands or a pole as a support. [4 definitions]
vaulting1 the act or process of constructing a vault or vaults. [2 definitions]
vaulting2 leaping up or over. [3 definitions]
vaunt to speak boastfully of; brag about. [2 definitions]
vaunted highly praised or admired, sometimes excessively so.
vav the name of the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
VC abbreviation of "Vietcong," a nationalistic, communist guerrilla force in Vietnam that fought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government with the help and support of North Vietnam during 1954-75.
VCR abbreviation of "videocassette recorder," a device for recording on and replaying videocassettes, also known as a video recorder.
VD abbreviation of "venereal disease," any of a number of diseases that is transmitted by sexual intercourse.
VDT abbreviation of "video display terminal."
Veadar an extra month of the Jewish lunisolar calendar, added between Adar and Nisan about every three years; Adar Sheni.
veal the flesh of a calf, used as meat. [2 definitions]