Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Vain

Vain means: Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.

Meaning of Vain

Vain means: Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.

Meaning of Vain

Vain means: Showy; ostentatious.

Meaning of Vain

Vain means: Vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase in vain.

Meaning of Vainglorious

Vainglorious means: Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful.

Meaning of Vainglory

Vainglory means: Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.

Meaning of Vainly

Vainly means: In a vain manner; in vain.

Meaning of Vainness

Vainness means: The quality or state of being vain.

Meaning of Vair

Vair means: The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in describing the costly dresses of kings, nobles, and prelates. It is represented in heraldry by a series of small shields placed close together, and alternately white and blue.

Meaning of Vairy

Vairy means: Charged with vair; variegated with shield-shaped figures. See Vair.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoographer

Zoographer means: One who describes animals, their forms and habits.

Meaning of Zoogloea

Zoogloea means: A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zoogloea is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively.

Meaning of Zoogeographical

Zoogeographical means: Of or pertaining to zoography.

Meaning of Zoogeography

Zoogeography means: The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.

Meaning of Zoogony

Zoogony means: The doctrine of the formation of living beings.

Meaning of Zoogeny

Zoogeny means: Alt. of Zoogony

Meaning of Zoogenic

Zoogenic means: Of or pertaining to zoogeny, animal production.

Meaning of Zoogamy

Zoogamy means: The sexual reproduction of animals.

Meaning of Zoogamous

Zoogamous means: Of or pertaining zoogamy.

Meaning of Zooerythrine

Zooerythrine means: A peculiar organic red coloring matter found in the feathers of various birds.

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