Vie Vie, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vying}.] [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Invite}, {Envie}.] 1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See {Revie}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. [1913 Webster]

In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

While Waterloo with Cann[ae]'s carnage vies. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Vying — Vy ing, a. & n. from {Vie}. {Vy ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vying — index competitive (antagonistic) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vying — [vī′iŋ] adj. [prp. of VIE] that vies; that competes …   English World dictionary

  • vying — pres. part. of VIE. * * * present participle of ↑vie * * * vying [vying] [ˈvaɪɪŋ] ; [ˈvaɪɪŋ] pres. part. of ↑vie * * * vying obs. form of vieing vbl. n …   Useful english dictionary

  • vying — vyingly, adv. /vuy ing/, adj. 1. competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge s desk. v. 2. ppr. of vie. [VIE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • vying — [[t]va͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] Vying is the present participle of vie …   English dictionary

  • vying — present part of vie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vying — Synonyms and related words: antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, clashing, collision, competing, competition, competitive, conflict, contrariety, contrariness, cross purposes, cutthroat, cutthroat competition, disaccord, dissension, emulation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vying — see vie * * * see vie …   Combinatory dictionary

  • vying — vy|ing [ˈvaı ıŋ] the present participle of ↑vie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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