dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for v
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  V \V\ (v[=e]).
     1. V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a
        vocal consonant. V and U are only varieties of the same
        character, U being the cursive form, while V is better
        adapted for engraving, as in stone. The two letters were
        formerly used indiscriminately, and till a comparatively
        recent date words containing them were often classed
        together in dictionaries and other books of reference (see
        U). The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it
        was used both as a consonant (about like English w) and as
        a vowel. The Latin derives it from a form (V) of the Greek
        vowel [Upsilon] (see Y), this Greek letter being either
        from the same Semitic letter as the digamma F (see F),
        or else added by the Greeks to the alphabet which they
        took from the Semitic. Etymologically v is most nearly
        related to u, w, f, b, p; as in vine, wine; avoirdupois,
        habit, have; safe, save; trover, troubadour, trope. See U,
        F, etc.
        [1913 Webster] See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect] 265;
        also [sect][sect] 155, 169, 178-179, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  v
      adj 1: being one more than four [syn: five, 5, v]
      n 1: a unit of potential equal to the potential difference
           between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1
           ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is
           1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a
           resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through
           it [syn: volt, V]
      2: a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel
         alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including
         carnotite and vanadinite [syn: vanadium, V, atomic
         number 23]
      3: the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one [syn:
         five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome,
         quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe]
      4: the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: V, v]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  V
  
     Upper case V, ASCII character 86, known in INTERCAL as
     book.
  
     1. A testbed for distributed system research.
  
     2. Wide-spectrum language used in the knowledge-based
     environment CHI.  "Research on Knowledge-Based Software
     Environments at Kestrel Inst", D.R.  Smith et al, IEEE Trans
     Soft Eng SE-11(11):1278-1295 (1985).
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229