vice president

noun

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

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Ed Martin III, vice president of Hartsdale Pet Cemetery and Crematory in Westchester, N.Y., tells SELF. Jen A. Miller, SELF, "When My Dog Died, I Discovered a Thriving Pet Funeral Industry I Never Knew Existed," 9 Apr. 2019 Michael Clementi, vice president of human resources for North America at Unilever PLC, said the key to successfully deploying smart technologies is getting people from across the business to work together. Angus Loten, WSJ, "Companies Take a Piecemeal Approach to Automation Tech," 4 Apr. 2019 Aliya Khan, vice president of Global Design Strategies for Marriott International (which owns Moxy), told Vogue. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Who’s Sleeping in All These Hotel Bunk Beds?," 28 Mar. 2019 Just this past Friday, Meghan was named vice president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, an organization championing Commonwealth youth leaders. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Steps Out in a Sequined Erdem Coat During a Commonwealth Day Engagement," 11 Mar. 2019 Along with his cousin Ashley Stark-Kenner, the company’s vice president of design, Stark represents the future of the company. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Urban Cowboy Meets Old World New York in a Textile Heir's Apartment," 25 Feb. 2019 Leading this shift is Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, who was hired away from British luxury fashion company Burberry in 2014. Andrew Zaleski, Curbed, "Can Apple stores be public spaces?," 3 Oct. 2018 Target’s senior vice president of product design and development Julie Guggemos told InStyle that the company looked to its customers for feedback when developing Prologue. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Target Launches Prologue Clothing Line," 15 Sep. 2018 In the other, Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and businessman whose dominance of the logistics sector brought him wealth and decades of graft allegations, is pledging to reinvigorate the economy. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Nigeria’s Election Gets Under Way After a Stop-Start Runup," 23 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of vice president

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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vice president

noun

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

noun
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

vice president

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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)

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vice presidential adjective

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