American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search


VIE, verb intransitive [See Victor.]

To strive for superiority; to contend; to use effort in a race, contest, competition, rivalship or strife. How delightful it is to see children vie with each other in diligence and in duties of obedience.

In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in a way of life to vie with the best of their family.

VIE, verb transitive

1. To show or practice in competition; as, to vie power; to vie charities. [Not legitimate.]

2. To urge; to press.

She hung about my neck, and kiss and kiss she vied so fast. [Not in use.]