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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Lisa Bovermann, a senior vice president at Transwestern, will provide health-care advisory services for the project. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the week: The Woodlands to add medical offices at Village of Creekside Park," 13 July 2018 Theron Garcia was elected to serve as board vice president. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Yorkville Library Board member 'lucky to be alive' after chain-reaction crash," 12 July 2018 Hoellen, currently senior vice president at Baltimore’s National Aquarium, had previously worked at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Donna Drew Sawyer named new CEO of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts," 11 July 2018 David Gifford, a senior vice president at the American Health Care Association, a nursing home trade group, disagreed, saying there are legitimate reasons staffing varies. Jordan Rau, sandiegouniontribune.com, "‘It’s almost like a ghost town.’ Most nursing homes overstated staffing for years," 11 July 2018 What’s more, Janet Peace, senior vice president at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions in Washington, says corporations have grown more active over the past 18 months. Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor, "From new leadership to Clean Power Plan, subtle shifts ripple through EPA," 11 July 2018 Leonard Leo, while on leave as executive vice president of the Federalist Society, advised the White House on the high court nomination. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville professor: SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh made an impression on me," 10 July 2018 Danielle Pletka, the senior vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, and NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray. NBC News, "Meet the Press - July 8, 2018," 8 July 2018 Steve Fussell, a human resources vice president at Abbott, says the benefit also helps employees kick off their retirement savings early, which can make a huge difference over several decades of work. Rebecca Greenfield, latimes.com, "A retirement perk for millennials who are buried under student debt," 29 June 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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