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U-turn a smooth, continuous turn by a vehicle involving a change in direction of 180 degrees.
UV abbreviation of "ultraviolet."
uvula the small projection of soft flesh that hangs from the soft palate above the back of the tongue.
uvular of or relating to the uvula. [3 definitions]
uxorial of, pertaining to, or befitting a wife.
uxorious excessively or foolishly devoted to one's wife, and often thereby submissive to her.
Uzbek of or pertaining to Uzbekistan or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
Uzbekistan a Central Asian country bordered by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and the Aral Sea; formerly a republic of the Soviet Union.
V1 symbol of the chemical element vanadium.
V2 in Roman numeral notation, 5.
v1 abbreviation of "verb," in grammar, a word that communicates a state of being or an action and that usu. has inflected forms to indicate tense, voice, mood, or agreement with a subject or object.
v2 abbreviation of "velocity," rate of speed or motion.
v3 the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet. [3 definitions]
v4 an abbreviation of "versus," in opposition to; against.
V-1 a self-propelled bomb or rocket used by Germany against Great Britain in World War II.
V-2 a liquid-fuel rocket used as a missile by Germany against Great Britain toward the end of World War II.
VA1 abbreviation of "Virginia," a southern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast between Maryland and North Carolina.
VA2 abbreviation of "Veterans Administration," a U.S. federal agency that administers the laws governing benefits for veterans of the armed forces.
vacancy vacant condition or quality; emptiness. [3 definitions]
vacant without contents or activity; unfilled; empty. [3 definitions]
vacate to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving. [2 definitions]