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700 Nouns That Start With V

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v (noun) the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: V
vac (noun) informal term for vacation Synonyms: vacay
vacancy (noun) being unoccupied
(noun) an empty area or space Synonyms: vacuum, emptiness, void
vacation (noun) leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure Synonyms: holiday
(noun) the act of making something legally void
vacationer (noun) someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work Synonyms: vacationist
vacationing (noun) the act of taking a vacation
vacationist (noun) someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work Synonyms: vacationer
vacay (noun) informal term for vacation Synonyms: vac
vaccina (noun) a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar Synonyms: vaccinia, variola vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia
vaccinating (noun) the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity Synonyms: inoculating
vaccination (noun) taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease Synonyms: inoculation
(noun) the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
vaccinator (noun) a medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases Synonyms: inoculator
vaccine (noun) immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies Synonyms: vaccinum
vaccinee (noun) a patient who has been vaccinated
vaccinia (noun) a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar Synonyms: vaccina, variola vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia
(noun) a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox Synonyms: cowpox
vaccinum (noun) immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies Synonyms: vaccine
vacillation (noun) indecision in speech or action Synonyms: hesitation, wavering
(noun) changing location by moving back and forth Synonyms: swing, swinging
vacillator (noun) one who hesitates (usually out of fear) Synonyms: hesitater, hesitator, waverer
vacuity (noun) the absence of matter Synonyms: vacuum
(noun) a region that is devoid of matter Synonyms: vacuum
(noun) total lack of meaning or ideas Synonyms: inanity, mindlessness, pointlessness, senselessness
vacuolation (noun) the state of having become filled with vacuoles Synonyms: vacuolisation, vacuolization
vacuole (noun) a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
vacuolisation (noun) the state of having become filled with vacuoles Synonyms: vacuolation, vacuolization
vacuolization (noun) the state of having become filled with vacuoles Synonyms: vacuolation, vacuolisation
vacuousness (noun) indicative of or marked by mental vacuity and an absence of ideas
vacuum (noun) the absence of matter Synonyms: vacuity
(noun) an empty area or space Synonyms: emptiness, vacancy, void
(noun) a region that is devoid of matter Synonyms: vacuity
(noun) an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction Synonyms: vacuum cleaner
vagabond (noun) anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
(noun) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support Synonyms: floater, drifter, vagrant, clochard
vagabondage (noun) travelling about without any clear destination Synonyms: roving, wandering
vagary (noun) an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
vagina (noun) the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus
vaginismus (noun) muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
vaginitis (noun) inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)
vaginocele (noun) hernia projecting into the vagina Synonyms: colpocele
vaginoscope (noun) An endoscopic instrument that magnifies the epithelia of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues. Synonyms: colposcope
vagrancy (noun) the state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood
vagrant (noun) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support Synonyms: vagabond, floater, drifter, clochard
vagueness (noun) unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
(noun) indistinctness of shape or character
vagus (noun) a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera Synonyms: nervus vagus, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, wandering nerve, vagus nerve, tenth cranial nerve
vainglory (noun) outspoken conceit Synonyms: boastfulness
vaisya (noun) the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category
valance (noun) a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing Synonyms: pelmet, valance board, cornice
valdecoxib (noun) a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract Synonyms: Bextra
vale (noun) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river Synonyms: valley
valediction (noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class) Synonyms: valedictory, valedictory address, valedictory oration
(noun) the act of saying farewell
valedictorian (noun) the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement Synonyms: valedictory speaker
valedictory (noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class) Synonyms: valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration
valence (noun) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate Synonyms: valency
(noun) (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent) Synonyms: valency
valency (noun) the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
(noun) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate Synonyms: valence
(noun) (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent) Synonyms: valence
valentine (noun) a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day
valerian (noun) a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers
valet (noun) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer Synonyms: man, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, valet de chambre
valetudinarian (noun) weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
valetudinarianism (noun) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age) Synonyms: feebleness, frailty, infirmity, debility, frailness
valgus (noun) a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
valiance (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour
valiancy (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiance, valor, valorousness, valour
validation (noun) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something Synonyms: proof, substantiation
(noun) the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof Synonyms: establishment
validity (noun) the quality of being valid and rigorous Synonyms: cogency, rigor, rigour
(noun) the quality of having legal force or effectiveness Synonyms: validness
validness (noun) the quality of having legal force or effectiveness Synonyms: validity
valine (noun) an essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults
valise (noun) a small overnight bag for short trips
vallecula (noun) (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part Synonyms: groove
valley (noun) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river Synonyms: vale
valor (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valorousness, valour
valorousness (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valour
valour (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness
valsartan (noun) an angiotensin II inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure Synonyms: Diovan
valse (noun) a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat Synonyms: waltz
valuable (noun) something of value
valuableness (noun) the positive quality of being precious and beyond value Synonyms: invaluableness, preciousness, pricelessness
valuation (noun) an appraisal of the value of something Synonyms: rating, evaluation
(noun) assessed price
valuator (noun) one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things Synonyms: appraiser
value (noun) a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
(noun) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
(noun) the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else Synonyms: economic value
(noun) relative darkness or lightness of a color
(noun) (music) the relative duration of a musical note Synonyms: note value, time value
(noun) an ideal accepted by some individual or group
valuelessness (noun) having none of the properties that endow something with value
valuer (noun) someone who assesses the monetary worth of possessions
values (noun) beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
valve (noun) a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
(noun) device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
(noun) control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
(noun) the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
(noun) one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods
valvelet (noun) a small valve Synonyms: valvula, valvule
valvotomy (noun) incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction Synonyms: valvulotomy
valvula (noun) a small valve Synonyms: valvelet, valvule
valvule (noun) a small valve Synonyms: valvelet, valvula
valvulitis (noun) inflammation of a valve (especially of a cardiac valve as a consequence of rheumatic fever)
valvulotomy (noun) incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction Synonyms: valvotomy
vambrace (noun) cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm Synonyms: lower cannon
vamp (noun) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men Synonyms: flirt, tease, minx, prickteaser, vamper, coquette
(noun) an improvised musical accompaniment
(noun) piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe
vamper (noun) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men Synonyms: flirt, tease, vamp, minx, prickteaser, coquette
vampire (noun) (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living Synonyms: lamia
vampirism (noun) belief in the existence of vampires
(noun) the actions or practices of a vampire
van (noun) any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts) Synonyms: vanguard, new wave, avant-garde
(noun) the leading units moving at the head of an army Synonyms: vanguard
(noun) (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
(noun) a camper equipped with living quarters Synonyms: caravan
(noun) a truck with an enclosed cargo space
vanadate (noun) a salt or ester of vanadic acid; an anion containing pentavalent vanadium
vanadinite (noun) a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium
vanadium (noun) a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite Synonyms: V, atomic number 23
vancomycin (noun) an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections Synonyms: Vancocin
vanda (noun) any of numerous showy orchids of the genus Vanda having many large flowers in loose racemes
vandal (noun) someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
vandalism (noun) willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others Synonyms: hooliganism, malicious mischief
vandyke (noun) a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke) Synonyms: vandyke beard
vane (noun) mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind Synonyms: weather vane, weathervane, wind vane
(noun) a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
(noun) flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water Synonyms: blade
(noun) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft Synonyms: web
vanguard (noun) the leading units moving at the head of an army Synonyms: van
(noun) any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts) Synonyms: new wave, van, avant-garde
(noun) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field Synonyms: forefront, cutting edge
vanilla (noun) any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
(noun) a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans) Synonyms: vanilla extract
(noun) a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
vanillin (noun) a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings

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