V . V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. V and U are only varieties of the same character, U being the cursive form, while V is better adapted for engraving, as in stone. The two letters were formerly used indiscriminately, and till a comparatively recent date words containing them were often classed together in dictionaries and other books of reference (see U). The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it was used both as a consonant (about like English w) and as a vowel. The Latin derives it from it from a form (V) of the Greek vowel / (see Y), this Greek letter being either from the same Semitic letter as the digamma F (see F), or else added by the Greeks to the alphabet which they took from the Semitic. Etymologically v is most nearly related to u, w, f, b, p; as in vine, wine; avoirdupois, habit, have; safe, save; trover, troubadour, trope. See U, F, etc.
V . As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.
V hook . A gab at the end of an eccentric rod, with long jaws, shaped like the letter V.
V moth . A common gray European moth (Halia vauaria) having a V-shaped spot of dark brown on each of the fore wings.
Vaagmer n. The dealfish.
Vacancies pl. of Vacancy
Vacancy n. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
Vacancy n. That which is vacant.
Vacancy n. Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
Vacancy n. An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
Vacancy n. Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
Vacancy n. A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
Vacant a. Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.
Vacant a. Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.
Vacant a. Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish.