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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Rob Goldman, Facebook’s vice president of ads, rebutted the op-ed in a Twitter thread today. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 Hanna Steplewska Kubiak, Stratolaunch’s vice president of business development, said. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Firefly to the Moon, SpaceX makes a splash, H3 nets a customer," 7 Dec. 2018 Steve Wymer, Nextdoor’s vice president of policy, said the company has little interest in the political grandstanding that sometimes takes place on the site. New York Times, "Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics," 13 July 2018 Eric Rivera, vice president for student affairs, said in a statement. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "SDSU grad donates $1 million to school's LGBT programs," 11 July 2018 The new system will increase coverage, with 16 towers instead of the current 10, said Daniel Sanchez, state and local government sales vice president for Motorola. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Stoneman Douglas commission reviews police radio problems," 11 July 2018 Qualcomm Connectivity: Improvements beyond just 5G Keith Kressin, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm, suggested that every generation of wireless technology took a decade to develop. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 Bergdorf’s Linda Fargo, senior vice president of the fashion office and store presentation, is particularly pleased about Schiaparelli’s homecoming. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "A Full-Circle Moment for the House of Schiaparelli and Bergdorf Goodman," 15 Oct. 2018 The university’s associate vice president for communications, Monica Watts, said that Threadgill has been banned from the school’s campus. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Alabama student arrested for allegedly pulling down female jogger's pants, stealing women's underwear," 2 Oct. 2018

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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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