Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
  2. (noun, quantity) a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
  3. (noun, quantity) the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  4. (noun, substance) a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
  5. (adj, all) being one more than four

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Origin of the word V

  1. In M.E., -u- and -v- were used interchangeably, though with a preference for v- as the initial letter (vnder, vain, etc.) and -u- elsewhere (full, euer, etc.). The distinction into consonant and vowel identities was established in Eng. by 1630, under influence of continental printers, but into 19c. some dictionaries and other catalogues… more

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Words that sound like V

8vo, v-1, v.p., va, vayu, veau, vfw, vhf, vi, vibe, vie, view, vii, viii, vip, viva, vivify, vow

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