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Very signal a colored signal flare fired from a special pistol for signaling at night; Very light.
vesicant giving rise to blisters, as certain medicines and chemicals; blistering. [2 definitions]
vesicate to cause blisters on; blister.
vesicle a small hollow cell or cavity in a living organism. [3 definitions]
vesper a bell rung to summon worshipers to the evening service. [5 definitions]
vesper sparrow a North American sparrow with gray-brown plumage and white outer tail feathers that sings in the evenings.
vespertilionid any of several long-tailed insectivorous bats.
vespertine of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening; twilight. [3 definitions]
vespiary a nest or colony of social wasps or hornets.
vespid any of several wasps, including both social and solitary species.
vessel a hollow device used as a receptacle, esp. for liquids; container. [4 definitions]
vest a waist-length, fitted, sleeveless, and usu. collarless garment, usu. worn over a shirt or blouse and often under a jacket; weskit. [7 definitions]
Vesta in Roman mythology, the goddess of the hearth; Hestia.
vestal of, pertaining to, or sacred to the Roman goddess Vesta. [4 definitions]
vestal virgin in ancient Rome, one of the six virgins who vowed to remain chaste and tended the fire in the temple of Vesta.
vested interest in law, a right that cannot be eliminated, such as a right to a future benefit. [3 definitions]
vestee a small decorative garment worn by women over the front. (Cf. dickey.)
vestiary of or pertaining to clothes or vestments. [2 definitions]
vestibule a small hall or passageway at the entrance to a building; foyer. [3 definitions]
vestige a visible trace or sign of something no longer present or existing. [2 definitions]
vestigial of, pertaining to, or being a vestige, esp. an anatomical one.