Associations to the word «Vie»


VIE, verb. (intransitive) To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
VIE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To rival (something), etc.
VIE, verb. (transitive) To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
VIE, verb. To stake; to wager.
VIE, verb. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.

Dictionary definition

VIE, verb. Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky