vi·​de | \ ˈvī-dē How to pronounce vide (audio) , ˈvē-ˌdā How to pronounce vide (audio) \

Definition of vide

: see used to direct a reader to another item, book, passage, etc. Andrew Rutherford … in The Literature of War believes that we must live with war's unavoidable presence in this [20th] century. To live with that we need, he says, the ideal (vide Plato's Republic) which the soldier, at any rate, with his attributes of heroism, stoicism and fidelity replicates.— Jon Silkin

First Known Use of vide

1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vide

Latin, from vidēre to see — more at wit

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vide

Statistics for vide

Cite this Entry

“Vide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vide. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on vide

What made you want to look up vide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!