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121. vileinī(e n.

Additional spellings: vileinie
101 quotations in 6 senses
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Fig. The condition or state of being a thrall to sin.

122. vī̆naǧere n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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A wine vessel of some sort.

123. vīnā̆rīe n.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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A vineyard;—used in fig. context.

124. virel n.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A ring, band, or cap, usu. of metal, put around the end of a piece of wood, the handle of an implement, etc., a ferrule (b) a metal pivot on the projecting end of an axle on a crane, windlass,…

125. viscǒunt n.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An administrator in charge of a county, a sheriff; also, ?a lord’s deputy in charge of a domain [quot. c1460] (b) a nobleman ranking between an earl and a baron, a viscount;—sometimes used as…

126. vitālī n.

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(a) That which is necessary to sustain life, food; (b) pl. items of food or drink, comestibles; (c) pl. produce of the land, food crops.

127. vulgā̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: vulgare
8 quotations in 1 sense
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The native or common language of a nation, the vernacular.

128. wāǧe n.

61 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A pledge, guarantee, surety; winter wage, a foretaste of winter, the promise of winter’s approach; holden in wage, to hold (sth.) hostage; (b) a promise or pledge to meet in battle.

129. ward(e n.

Additional spellings: warde
190 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Keeping, care, custodial possession; safekeeping, storage; protection, preservation; maintenance; sauf ward [see also sauf adj. 6.(c)]; ward store, provisions, stores [prob. by reanalysis of warne

130. wareine n.

22 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A tract of land set aside for small game, usu. privileged by royal grant and used for breeding; kinges wareine, a royal hunting preserve; (b) the right to keep or hunt the animals in a warren.

131. warnestōr(e n.

Additional spellings: warnestore
17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Provisions of foodstuffs, provender; ?also, the action of provisioning [1st quot.]; pl. stores, supplies; in warnestor, in storage, in stock, on hand [last quot.] (b) military supplies, including…

132. waspail n.

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(a) Chaff and other matter remaining after threshing, used as fodder; (b) as surname.

133. wā̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: waste
82 quotations in 9 senses
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Uncultivated or uninhabited land; wilderness, desert; also, a tract of uncultivated, barren, or desolate land; ?also, a parcel of land left fallow or untended [quot. a1467].

134. weif n.

27 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) Property, including livestock, app. ownerless and hence subject to seizure and forfeiture, abandoned goods; weif and strai (b) a piece of such property, a stray domestic animal; weifs and

135. wer(re n.

Additional spellings: werre
268 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Large-scale military conflict between countries, peoples, rulers, etc. or between factions or forces within a single country, war, warfare;—also pl.; wer faringe, q.v.; open (pleine) wer, open…