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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However, the White House offered to enable us to meet a few days later with the vice president, who happened to be George H.W. Bush. Rachel Withers, Vox, "George H.W. Bush was a champion for people with disabilities," 2 Dec. 2018 Color of Change, an online racial justice group, has called for the company to publicly release a civil rights audit and fire global public policy vice president Joel Kaplan, who has drawn criticism over his support for conservative causes. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Former Facebook manager calls out company for bad treatment of black employees," 27 Nov. 2018 While the fictional chairwoman and vice president of the foundation that controls St. Bonaventure Hospital must remain consistently poised and positive as the face of the institution, Tomita is not afraid to speak her truth. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Exclusive: 'The Good Doctor' Star Tamlyn Tomita Responds to the Show's Biggest Criticism," 24 Sep. 2018 The Restaurant Association of Maryland, which opposed the plastic foam ban, has no position yet on straw bans, said Melvin R. Thompson, an association vice president. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws," 13 July 2018 Scott Sutherland, vice president and market manager for Bonneville Phoenix, said in a news release. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "Notice a difference at KTAR, Channel 15? Here's what's going on," 9 July 2018 Wang Xiyu, Gu Junying, and Li Ying, who was also selected as chief financial officer, were named vice presidents. BostonGlobe.com, "Wynn Resorts losing high-profile general counsel," 5 July 2018 The vice president also granted interviews to CNN and Fox. latimes.com, "Democrats hope Obamacare fears will derail Kavanaugh as White House moves to soften his image," 11 July 2018 The bride’s father is the vice president of investor relations and the treasurer of Textron, a global aerospace and defense technologies conglomerate in Providence, R.I. New York Times, "Emily Salander, Felipe Maciá," 8 July 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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