vice president


Definition of vice president

1 : an officer next in rank to a president and usually empowered to serve as president in that officer's absence or disability
2 : any of several officers serving as a president's deputies in charge of particular locations or functions

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Other Words from vice president

vice presidential adjective

Examples of vice president in a Sentence

He became the Vice President of the United States. the company's executive vice-president of sales
Recent Examples on the Web The Woods’ son, Harrison Wood, grew up helping at the winery, and now is the vice president of operations, handles outside sales, manages wine blending and creates the tasting room’s cheese and wine pairings. Carey Sweet, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sponsored: 'Commitment, innovation, hard work' helps California wines stand out," 31 Mar. 2021 Pete Rosengren, the vice president of sales and digital strategies for the Daily Herald Media Group, died Sunday following the incident in the Gulf of Mexico, according to The Daily Herald. Joelle Goldstein,, "Media Executive and Dad of 3 Dies After Saving Kids from Rip Current on Family Vacation: 'A Hero'," 30 Mar. 2021 The state's African American voters powered his victory with nearly two-thirds backing the former vice president. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, "'Make America become greater': Voters who saved Biden campaign rate early presidency," 30 Mar. 2021 Now the vice president of football administration for the Browns, Cooper was the director of football administration at the time of the trade failure. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Botched AJ McCarron trade ‘shocked’ Hue Jackson," 30 Mar. 2021 The response was greeted with dismay by gun control advocates, who doubtless would prefer the kind of bold-stroke measures the vice president had promised as a presidential hopeful. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Kamala Harris was adamant about gun control on the campaign trail. The reality tells another story," 30 Mar. 2021 Employees say Ann Kelleher, the Hillsboro vice president who runs Intel’s manufacturing group, notified them last week that Intel plans to change its numbering conventions to match the industry standard. oregonlive, "What’s in a nanometer? Intel may renumber its chips," 30 Mar. 2021 But Trump's neglect in mentioning Pence during a podcast interview earlier this month signals the former vice president's unique challenge. Jill Colvin, Chron, "Trump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run," 30 Mar. 2021 Biden and senior administration officials said the vice president will lead diplomatic efforts in the region, working alongside other leaders to help improve immigration enforcement by other countries at home. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "White House seeks to right 'confusion' surrounding Kamala Harris's migrant crisis role," 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of vice president

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of vice president

: a person whose rank is just below that of the president of a country, business, etc.

vice president

vice pres·​i·​dent | \ ˈvīs-ˈpre-zə-dənt \

Kids Definition of vice president

: an official (as of a government) whose rank is next below that of the president and who takes the place of the president when necessary

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Legal Definition of vice president

1 : an officer next in rank to a president and usually empowered to serve as president in that officer's absence or discharge
2 : any of several officers serving as a president's deputies in charge of particular locations or functions (as sales)

Other Words from vice president

vice presidential adjective

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