Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Vamper

Vamper means: To swagger; to make an ostentatious show.

Meaning of Vampire

Vampire means: A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730.

Meaning of Vampire

Vampire means: Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

Meaning of Vampire

Vampire means: Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

Meaning of Vampire

Vampire means: Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially V. spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

Meaning of Vampirism

Vampirism means: Belief in the existence of vampires.

Meaning of Vampirism

Vampirism means: The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.

Meaning of Vampirism

Vampirism means: Fig.: The practice of extortion.

Meaning of Vamplate

Vamplate means: A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.

Meaning of Vamure

Vamure means: See Vauntmure.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zetetic

Zetetic means: Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.

Meaning of Zeta

Zeta means: A Greek letter corresponding to our z.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.

Meaning of Zesting

Zesting means: of Zest

Meaning of Zested

Zested means: of Zest

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.

Meaning of Zero

Zero means: Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.

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