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[wees; English vis]
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noun, plural vi·res [wee-reys; English vahy-reez] /ˈwi reɪs; English ˈvaɪ riz/. Latin.
  1. strength; force; power.
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Examples from the Web for vires

Historical Examples

  • Paulatim deinde recipiendo in civitatem, qui arma aut non ceperant aut deposuerant maturis, vires refect sunt.

    Pamphlets On The Constitution Of The United States


  • II, 16: Recipiendo in civitatem, qui arma aut non ceperant aut deposuerant maturius, vires refectæ sunt.

  • The great Clock Tower and its ogival gate of the thirteenth century is Vires chief architectural curiosity.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • Vires acquirit eundo are words which apply well in all ages to the passion for organisation and precision.

  • Tiberius in dissimulation; as Tacitus saith of him, Jam Tiberium vires et corpus, non dissimulatio, deserebant.


    Francis Bacon

British Dictionary definitions for vires


  1. the plural of vis


noun plural vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
  1. power, force, or strength
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