Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Vandal

Vandal means: Alt. of Vandalic

Meaning of Vandalic

Vandalic means: Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in barbarism and destructiveness.

Meaning of Vandalism

Vandalism means: The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of their monuments.

Meaning of Vandyke

Vandyke means: Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke.

Meaning of Vandyke

Vandyke means: A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge.

Meaning of Vandyke

Vandyke means: fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.

Meaning of Vane

Vane means: A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely.

Meaning of Vane

Vane means: Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc.

Meaning of Vane

Vane means: The rhachis and web of a feather taken together.

Meaning of Vane

Vane means: One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zenana

Zenana means: The part of a dwelling appropriated to women.

Meaning of Zemni

Zemni means: The blind mole rat (Spalax typhlus), native of Eastern Europe and Asia. Its eyes and ears are rudimentary, and its fur is soft and brownish, more or less tinged with gray. It constructs extensive burrows.

Meaning of Zemindari

Zemindari means: Same as Zamindary.

Meaning of Zemindary

Zemindary means: Alt. of Zemindari

Meaning of Zemindar

Zemindar means: Same as Zamindar.

Meaning of Zein

Zein means: A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (Zea) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.

Meaning of Zehner

Zehner means: An Austrian silver coin equal to ten kreutzers, or about five cents.

Meaning of Zeekoe

Zeekoe means: A hippopotamus.

Meaning of Zedoary

Zedoary means: A medicinal substance obtained in the East Indies, having a fragrant smell, and a warm, bitter, aromatic taste. It is used in medicine as a stimulant.

Meaning of Zed

Zed means: The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.

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