Vie

Definition of Vie

Pronunciation:
v. i.1.To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.
[imp. & p. p. Vied (vīd); p. pr. & vb. n. Vying (vī"ĭng).]
2.To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family.
- Addison.
While Waterloo with Cannæ's carnage vies.
- Byron.
v. t.1.To stake; to wager.
2.To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss
She vied so fast.
- Shak.
Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.
- Milton.
And vying malice with my gentleness,
Pick quarrels with their only happiness.
- Herbert.
n.1.A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager.
We 'll all to church together instantly,
And then a vie for boys.
- J. Fletcher.

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