vise

noun (1)
\ ˈvīs \

Definition of vise 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam

2 : something likened to a vise economic vise of slow growth and rampant price increases —David Milne

vise

verb (1)
vised; vising

Definition of vise (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

: to hold, force, or squeeze with or as if with a vise

visé

verb (2)
vi·sé | \ ˈvē-ˌzā , vē-ˈzā \
viséd or viséed; viséing

Definition of visé (Entry 3 of 4)

visé

noun (2)

Definition of visé (Entry 4 of 4)

: visa

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Noun (1)

vise 1

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Other words from vise

Noun (1)

viselike \ˈvīs-ˌlīk \ adjective

First Known Use of vise

Noun (1)

1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1602, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1810, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vise

Noun (1)

Middle English vys, vice screw, from Anglo-French vyz, from Latin vitis vine — more at withy

Verb (2)

French, past participle of viser to visa, from visa

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vise

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vise

: a tool that is usually attached to a table and that has two flat parts that can be opened and closed by a screw or lever in order to hold something (such as a piece of wood) very firmly

vise

noun
\ ˈvīs \

Kids Definition of vise

: a device with two jaws that can be opened and closed by a screw or lever for holding or clamping work

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