Definition of Vice

1. Noun. Moral weakness.

Exact synonyms: Frailty
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness

2. Noun. A specific form of evildoing. "Vice offends the moral standards of the community"
Specialized synonyms: Gambling, Gaming, Play, Intemperance, Intemperateness
Generic synonyms: Evildoing, Transgression
Derivative terms: Vicious

Definition of Vice

1. n. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse.

2. n. A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise.

3. v. t. To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.

4. prep. In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.

5. a. Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc.

6. n. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse.

7. n. A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise.

8. v. t. To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.

9. prep. In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.

10. a. Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc.

Definition of Vice

1. Noun. A bad habit. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) prostitution ¹

3. Noun. A mechanical screw apparatus used for clamping or holding (also spelled vise). ¹

4. Adjective. in place of; subordinate to; designating a person below another in rank ¹

5. Preposition. instead of, in place of ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vice

1. to vise [v VICED, VICING, VICES] - See also: vise

Medical Definition of Vice

1. 1. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse. "Withouten vice of syllable or letter." (Chaucer) "Mark the vice of the procedure." (Sir W. Hamilton) 2. A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance. "I do confess the vices of my blood." (Shak) "Ungoverned appetite . . . A brutish vice." (Milton) "When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station." (Addison) 3. The buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; called also Iniquity. This character was grotesquely dressed in a cap with ass's ears, and was armed with a dagger of lath: one of his chief employments was to make sport with the Devil, leaping on his back, and belaboring him with the dagger of lath till he made him roar. The Devil, however, always carried him off in the end. "How like you the Vice in the play? . . . I would not give a rush for a Vice that has not a wooden dagger to snap at everybody." (B. Jonson) Synonym: Crime, sin, iniquity, fault. See Crime. Origin: F, from L. Vitium. Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc. Vice admiral. [Cf. F. Vice-amiral] An officer holding rank next below an admiral. By the existing laws, the rank of admiral and vice admiral in the United States Navy will cease at the death of the present incumbents. A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty jurisdiction within their respective districts. Vice admiralty, the office of a vice admiral. Vice-admiralty court, a court with admiralty jurisdiction, established by authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas. Vice chamberlain, an officer in court next in rank to the lord chamberlain. Vice chancellor. The cardinal at the head of the Roman Chancery. Vice consul [cf. F. Vice-consul], a subordinate officer, authorised to exercise consular functions in some particular part of a district controlled by a consul. Vice king, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy. Vice legate [cf. F. Vice-legat], a legate second in rank to, or acting in place of, another legate. Vice presidency, the office of vice president. Vice president [cf. F. Vice-president], an officer next in rank below a president. Origin: Cf. F. Vice-. See Vice. 1. A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise. 2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements. Alternative forms: vise. 3. A gripe or grasp. See: Vise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vice

vicaries
vicarious hypertrophy
vicarious liability
vicarious reinforcement
vicariously
vicariousness
vicariousnesses
vicarism
vicarless
vicarly
vicars
vicarship
vicarships
vicary
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vice-a-versa
vice-captain
vice-captains
vice-chancellor
vice-presidencies
vice-presidency
vice-presidential
vice-presidents
vice-regent
vice-skip
vice-versa
vice admiral
vice admirals

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