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V1 British & World English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

V2 British & World English

Vatican City (international vehicle registration)

volt British & World English

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

V in volt1 British & World English

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

versus British & World English

Against (especially in sporting and legal use)

v in versus British & World English

Against (especially in sporting and legal use)

vanadium British & World English

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

V in vanadium British & World English

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

V British & World English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

v in V1 British & World English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

v. in versus British & World English

Against (especially in sporting and legal use)

V-1 British & World English

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

V-2 British & World English

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

V-six British & World English

A motor vehicle with a six cylinder V-engine

V. & A. British & World English

Victoria and Albert Museum

V-day British & World English

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

V-neck British & World English

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

V-sign British & World English

A sign resembling the letter V made with the first two fingers pointing up and the back of the hand facing outwards, used as a gesture of abuse or contempt

V-chip British & World 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

delta-v British & World English

Acceleration

V-shaped British & World English

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

five British & World English

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

V's in V1 British & World English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

V-6 in V-six British & World English

A motor vehicle with a six cylinder V-engine

Victoria and Albert Museum British & World 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 British & World 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

Naipaul, V. S. British & World English

(B.1932), Trinidadian writer, of Indian descent, resident in Britain since 1950; full name Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. He is best known for his satirical novels, such as A House for Mr Biswas (1961); In a Free State (1971) won the Booker Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001

Debs, Eugene V. British & World 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

Ivan1 British & World English

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

John2 British & World English

John V (1689–1750), reigned 1706–50

Olaf British & World English

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

Pritchett, Sir V. S. British & World English

(1900–97), English writer and critic; full name Victor Sawdon Pritchett. He is chiefly remembered for his short stories

Rao, P. V. Narasimha British & World English

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

Henry1 British & World 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 British & World English

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

James1 British & World 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 British & World English

Louis V (967–87), reigned 979–87

George British & World English

George V (1865–1936), son of Edward VII, reigned 1910–36. He exercised restrained but important influence over British politics, playing an especially significant role in the formation of the government in 1931

Charles2 British & World 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, and retired to a monastery

Edward British & World 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

Philip3 British & World English

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

Philip1 British & World English

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

Philip2 British & World English

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

Olaf V in Olaf British & World English

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

Ivan V in Ivan1 British & World English

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

John V in John2 British & World English

John V (1689–1750), reigned 1706–50


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