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vise

noun \ ˈvīs \

Definition of vise

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

viselike

play \ˈvīs-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of vise

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

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vise

verb

Definition of vise

vised; vising
transitive verb
:to hold, force, or squeeze with or as if with a vise

First Known Use of vise

1602


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visé

verb vi·sé \ ˈvē-ˌzā , vē-ˈzā \

Definition of visé

viséd or viséed; viséing
transitive verb
:visa

Origin and Etymology of visé

French, past participle of viser to visa, from visa


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visé

noun

Definition of visé

:visa

First Known Use of visé

1842


VISE Defined for English Language Learners

vise

noun

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

noun \ ˈvīs \

Definition of vise for Students

: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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