from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express acclamation, salute, or applause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).
- v. To cheer or applaud.
- n. An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.
- v. To subject to an examination of this kind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. Lit., (long) live; -- an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An Italian exclamation corresponding to the French vive, ‘long live.’ Often used substantively: as, the vivas of the crowd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an examination conducted by spoken communication
Italian and Spanish, (long) live, both from Latin vīvat, third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere, to live.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened from viva voce, Latin for “live voice” (Wiktionary)