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v. US English

Verb

V1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

V2 US English

Volt(s)

five US English

Equivalent to the sum of two and three; one more than four, or half of ten; 5

V US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

v in V1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

vanadium US English

The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard gray metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels

V in vanadium US English

The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard gray metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels

versus US English

Against (especially in sports and legal use)

volt US English

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance

V in volt1 US English

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance

v. in versus US English

Against (especially in sports and legal use)

V-1 US English

A small flying bomb powered by a simple jet engine, used by the Germans in World War II

V-2 US English

A rocket-powered flying bomb, which was the first ballistic missile, used by the Germans in World War II

V. in verbena US English

A chiefly American herbaceous plant that bears heads of bright showy flowers, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental

V. & A. US English

Victoria and Albert Museum

V-day US English

Victory Day, especially with reference to the Allied victories in World War II

V-six US English

A motor vehicle with a six cylinder V-engine

V-chip US English

A computer chip installed in a television receiver that can be programmed by the user to block or scramble material containing a special code in its signal indicating that it is deemed violent or sexually explicit

V-mail US English

short for voice mail.

V-neck US English

A neckline of a garment, having straight sides meeting at a point to form a V-shape

V-sign US English

A sign made with the first two fingers pointing up in a V-shape, with the palm of the hand facing outward, used as a symbol or gesture of victory or peace

delta-v US English

Acceleration

V-E Day US English

The day (May 8) marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945

V-J Day US English

The day (August 15) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in World War II, or the day (September 2) when Japan formally surrendered

V-shaped US English

Having the shape of a letter V, tapering to a point

Naipaul, V. S. US English

(1932-), Trinidadian writer, resident in Britain from 1950; full name Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. He is best known for his satirical novels, such as A House for Mr. Biswas (1961) and In a Free State (1971). Other notable works: A Way in the World (1994) and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted People (1998). Nobel Prize for Literature (2001)

Debs, Eugene V. US English

(1855–1926), US labor union leader; full name Eugene Victor Debs. A founding member of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, he ran for the US presidency five times as the Socialist Party candidate

Raman, Sir C. V. US English

(1888–1970), Indian physicist; full name Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He discovered the Raman effect, one of the most important proofs of the quantum theory of light. Nobel Prize for Physics (1930)

V's in V1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

Victoria and Albert Museum US English

A national museum of fine and applied art in South Kensington, London, created in 1852 and having collections principally of pictures, textiles, ceramics, and furniture

V & A in Victoria and Albert Museum US English

A national museum of fine and applied art in South Kensington, London, created in 1852 and having collections principally of pictures, textiles, ceramics, and furniture

V-6 in V-six US English

A motor vehicle with a six cylinder V-engine

Pritchett, Sir V. S. US English

(1900–97), English writer and critic; full name Victor Sawdon Pritchett. His short-story collections include The Spanish Virgin and Other Stories (1930). Pritchett is also noted for his novels, such as Mr. Beluncle (1951), and for his autobiographies, A Cab at the Door (1968) and Midnight Oil (1973). His critical works include The Living Novel (1946)

Rao, P. V. Narasimha US English

(1921–2004), Indian statesman, Prime Minister 1991-6; full name Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao

Ivan1 US English

Ivan V (1666–96), nominal tsar of Russia 1682–96

John2 US English

John V (1689–1750), reigned 1706–50

Olaf US English

Olaf V (1903–91), reigned 1957–91; full name Olaf Alexander Edmund Christian Frederik

Edward US English

Edward V (1470-circa 1483), son of Edward IV; reigned 1483 but not crowned. Edward and his brother Richard, known as the Princes in the Tower, were probably murdered and the throne was taken by their uncle, Richard III

George US English

George V (1865–1936), son of Edward VII; reigned 1910–36. He exercised restrained but important influence over British politics and played a significant role in the formation of the government in 1931. During World War I he changed the name of the royal house to Windsor

Henry1 US English

Henry V (1387–1422), son of Henry IV; reigned 1413–22. He renewed the Hundred Years War soon after coming to the throne and defeated the French at Agincourt in 1415

Henry3 US English

Henry V (1086–1125), reigned 1099–1125; Holy Roman Emperor 1111–25

James1 US English

James V (1512–42), son of James IV, reigned 1513–42. During his reign Scotland was dominated by French interests. Relations with England deteriorated in the later years, culminating in an invasion by Henry VIII’s army

Louis US English

Louis V (967–987), reigned 979–987

Philip1 US English

Philip V (238–179 bc), reigned 221–179. His expansionist policies led to a series of confrontations with Rome, culminating in his defeat in 197 and his loss of control over Greece

Philip2 US English

Philip V (1293–1322), reigned 1316–22; known as Philip the Tall

Philip3 US English

Philip V (1683–1746), grandson of Louis XIV; reigned 1700–24 and 1724–46. The selection of Philip as successor to Charles II, and Louis XIV’s insistence that Philip remain an heir to the French throne, gave rise to the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14). In 1724, Philip abdicated in favor of his son Louis I, but returned to the throne following Louis’s death

Charles2 US English

Charles I (1500–58), son of Philip I; reigned 1516–56; Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles V) 1519–56. His reign was characterized by the struggle against Protestantism in Germany, rebellion in Castile, and war with France 1521–44. Exhausted by these struggles, Charles handed Naples, the Netherlands, and Spain over to his son Philip II and the imperial Crown to his brother Ferdinand before retiring to a monastery

Ivan V in Ivan1 US English

Ivan V (1666–96), nominal tsar of Russia 1682–96


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