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vagrancy the condition of being a vagrant, or a vagrant's conduct and way of living. [3 definitions]
vagrant one who lacks a permanent home and wanders from place to place; nomad; tramp. [5 definitions]
vague inexact, unclear, or indistinct in form or character. [3 definitions]
vagus either one of the tenth and longest pair of cranial nerves that innervate the ear, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, heart, lungs, and most abdominal organs.
vain not leading to a desirable or lasting effect; futile; fruitless. [4 definitions]
vainglorious excessively proud or vain; filled with vainglory. [2 definitions]
vainglory excessive pride in one's own appearance, abilities, or achievements; vanity. [2 definitions]
Vaishnava in Hinduism, a sect that is devoted to Vishnu, or a member of this sect.
Vaisya a member of the Hindu caste of farmers and businesspersons.
valance a short decorative piece of drapery placed across the top of a table, canopy, bed frame, or the like. [2 definitions]
vale1 a valley.
vale2 (Latin) farewell; good-bye.
valediction the act of saying farewell. [3 definitions]
valedictorian a student, usu. the one ranking highest academically, who delivers a speech on behalf of the graduating class at a school or college commencement. [2 definitions]
valedictory on or pertaining to an occasion of saying farewell. [2 definitions]
valence in chemistry, the quality that determines the number of atoms or chemical groups with which a given atom can form simultaneous covalent bonds. [2 definitions]
valence electrons electrons in the outer shell of an atom that largely determine its properties and that can be transferred to, or shared with, another atom.
-valent having (such) a valence or valences.
valentine a greeting card, gift, or the like sent as a token of affection on Valentine's Day. [2 definitions]
Valentine's Day a holiday celebrated on February 14 of each year, observed mostly by the exchanging of tokens of affection or friendship; Saint Valentine's Day.
valerian any of various plants bearing dense clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers and having a root that is used for medicinal purposes. [2 definitions]