Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express acclamation, salute, or applause.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An Italian exclamation corresponding to the French vive, ‘long live.’ Often used substantively: as, the vivas of the crowd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection Lit., (long) live; -- an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).
  • verb transitive, intransitive, dated To cheer or applaud.
  • noun An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.
  • verb transitive To subject to an examination of this kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian and Spanish, (long) live, both from Latin vīvat, third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

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Italian

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Shortened from viva voce, Latin for “live voice”

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