American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The 22nd letter of the modern English alphabet.
- n. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter v.
- n. The 22nd in a series.
- n. Something shaped like the letter V.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation [l. c] of verb active
- [lowercase] of verbal adjective
- of Vicar Apostolic
- of Vice-Admiral
- of Victoria and Albert (Order of)
- [lowercase] of the Latin vixit annos, lived [so many] years.
- n. An abbreviation of Vice-Chairman
- n. of Vice-Chancellor.
- n. An abbreviation of Vice-Lieutenant.
- n. An abbreviation in electrotechnics, of voltmeter
- n. of the Latin Veterinarius Medicus, veterinary physician.
- n. An abbreviation of the Latin verbum neutrum, neuter verb.
- n. An abbreviation of Very Worshipful.
- This character, the twenty-second in our alphabet, is (see U) the older form of character U, having been long used equivalently with the latter, and only recently strictly distinguished from it as the representative of a different sound. The words beginning respectively with U and V, like those beginning with I and J, were, till not many years ago, mingled together in dictionaries. In our present practice, V represents always and in all situations a fricative sound, corresponding as sonant or voiced utterance to f as surd or breathed; it is the rustling made by forcing the intonated breath out between the surface of the lower lip and the edges of the upper front teeth, laid closely upon it. A purely labial v (as f: see
F), made without aid from the teeth, is found in some languages. This sound is also almost the exclusive property of the v-sign; the number of words, as Stephen, nephew, in which it is written otherwise is extremely small, and in these words the ph is an etymological “restoration” (the old and normal English forms being Steven, nevew). It is a frequent element in our utterance, making on an average over two and a third per cent. of it (the f-sound only two per cent.). As initial, it is almost solely of Romanic (French-Latin) origin, altered in pronunciation from the semi-vowel or w-sound, which belonged to the same sign in Roman use (see W). At the end of a word (where, however, it is never written without a following e), it is found in many words of Germanic origin. often alternating with its surd counterpart f, as in wife, wives, half, halve, etc.
- As a Roman numeral, V stands for 5; with a dash over it (V), 5,000.
- 3, [lowercase] An abbreviation of velocity (in physics); verb; verse; versus (in law); vert (in heraldry); vision (in medicine); of verte, violino, voce, and volta (in music); of ventral (fin), etc.
- The chemical symbol of vanadium.
- n. A five-dollar bill: so called from the character V which is conspicuous upon it.
- n. An abbreviation of Victoria cross.
- n. An abbreviation, in book-catalogues, of various dates.
- n. An abbreviation of verb intransitive.
- n. An abbreviation of vice-president.
- n. In music, an abbreviation of volti subito.
- n. An abbreviation of veterinary surgeon.
- The abbreviation, used in this work, of verb transitive.
- n. An abbreviation in book-catalogues of various years.
- n. The twenty-second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
- n. cardinal number five (5).
- n. physics velocity
- n. phonetics used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent a voiced labiodental fricative (IPA: /v/).
- n. The twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, called vee and written in the Latin script.
- abbr. Alternative form of v..
- n. a shape resembling the letter v
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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 a form (V) of the Greek vowel Υ (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
vis most nearly related to u, w, f, b, p; as in vine, wine; a voirdupois, ha bit, ha ve; sa fe, sa ve; tro ver, trou badour, tro pe. See U, F, etc.
- As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.
- n. 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
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
- adj. being one more than four
- n. a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
- n. the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
- From Middle English lower case letter v (also written u), from Old English lower case u and respelling of Old English f between vowels and voiced consonants. (Wiktionary)
“If [Delta] t seconds is the time during which the resistance of the air, R lb, causes the velocity of the shot to fall [Delta] v (f/s), so that the velocity drops from v+½ [Delta] v to v-½ [Delta] v in passing through the mean velocity v, then”
“Next, if the shot advances a distance [Delta] s ft. in the time [Delta] t, during which the velocity falls from v+½ [Delta] v to v-½ [Delta] v, we have”
“As an attempt to defend a contextualist hidden variables interpretation, this position must concede that not only does the system have, in the Q-measurement situation, a value v (Q), but also, in a P-measurement situation, it has a value v² (Q), although perhaps v² (Q) ”
“We now apply Lemma 7, substituting v for the new variable v².”
“In other words, the diagonalism which we have noticed above in the arrangement of young and old satyrs (vi a, v b, iv: iv¹, v¹ b, vi¹ a), is extended here to the groups themselves.”
“V¹ = v '(1 - 5/4) = - ¼v': the planet wheel, or epicycloidal yoke, then, has the higher speed, so that if it be desired to "gear up," and drive the propeller faster than the engine goes (and this, we believe, was the purpose of the inventor), the pin-wheel must be made the driver; which is the reverse of advantageous in respect to the relative amounts of approaching and receding action.”
“Every man was ordered to have a bow; [v] butts were ordered to be erected in every parish; [v*] and every bowyer was ordered, for each bow of yew which he made, to make two of elm or witch, for the service of the common people. [v**] The use of crossbows and handguns was also prohibited. [v***] * 23 Henry VIII. c.”
“Prices were also affixed to woollen cloth, [****] to caps and hats: [v] and the wages of laborers were regulated by law. [v*] It is evident, that these matters ought always to be left free, and be intrusted to the common course of business and commerce.”
“Company upon trust, and sold at a great discount for ready money. [v] A scheme was proposed for coining two or three hundred thousand pounds of base money: [v*] such were the extremities to which Charles was reduced.”
“London was committed to the Tower for his activity in supporting the officers of the custom-house: the goods of Rolles, a merchant, and member of the house, being seized for his refusal to pay the duties, complaints were made of this violence as if it were a breach of privilege: [v] Charles supported his officers in all these measures; and the quarrel grew every day higher between him and the commons. [v*]”
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See also The Phonetic alphabet by oroboros.
Name Sym # Wt
actinium Ac 89 (227)
aluminum Al 13 26.98
americium Am 95 (243)
antimony Sb 51 121.7
argon Ar 18 39.94
arsenic As 33 74.92
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