Immoral or wicked behaviour
As a substitute for
A metal tool with movable jaws which are used to hold an object firmly in place while work is done on it, typically attached to a workbench
Short for vice president, vice admiral, etc.
Next in rank to, and typically denoting capacity to deputize for
people may be driven to vice by cruel social circumstances
A small vice able to be held in one hand. Formerly occasionally also: †a small movable vice that can be fixed to a workbench (obsolete).
A vice for holding pins or similar small items.
A vice for grasping a pipe or rod.
A very strong, secure hold.
A group of criminals involved in organizing illegal prostitution
(Of a place) having a high incidence of activity involving prostitution, pornography, or drugs
A department or division of a police force that enforces laws against prostitution, drug abuse, illegal gambling, etc.
With the main items in the preceding statement the other way round
dancers can teach actors a lot and vice versa
= capital sin.
A high rank of naval officer, above rear admiral and below admiral
A vice considered characteristic of the English, especially the use of corporal punishment for the purpose of sexual stimulation
For or on this occasion only
A deputy chancellor, especially one of a British university who discharges most of its administrative duties
An official or executive ranking below and deputizing for a president
A deputy chamberlain, especially (in the UK) the deputy of the Lord Chamberlain
A high rank of officer in the RAF, above air commodore and below air marshal
An assistant or deputy vice chancellor of a university
A bad or neurotic habit of stabled horses, typically arising as a result of boredom
Relating to a viceroy
The office, position, or authority of a viceroy
One of three squadrons into which the Royal Navy was formerly divided; = sense B. 6.
One of the three squadrons into which the Royal Navy was formerly divided; also in admiral (also rear-admiral, vice-admiral) of the white squadron.