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vise

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noun \ˈvīs\

Definition of vise

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

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

viselike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Illustration of vise

Origin and Etymology of vise

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


First Known Use: 1500

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vise

verb

Definition of vise

vised

vising

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hold, force, or squeeze with or as if with a vise

1602

First Known Use of vise

1602


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visé

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verb vi·sé \ˈvē-ˌzā, vē-ˈ\

Definition of visé

viséd

or

viséed

viséing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  visa

Origin and Etymology of visé

French, past participle of viser to visa, from visa


First Known Use: 1810


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visé

noun

Definition of visé

  1. :  visa

1842

First Known Use of visé

1842


VISE Defined for English Language Learners

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vise

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noun \ˈvīs\

Definition of vise for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

vise

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noun \ˈvīs\

Definition of vise for Students

  1. :  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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