noun, plural V's or Vs, v's or vs.
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In third person, Grand Theft Auto V was like a really elaborate action figure play set.
Minutes into the rerelease of Grand Theft Auto V, I inadvertently stomped a cat to death.
He was “v[ery] hot under the collar ... frustrated and mad, self-righteous.”How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bill, of course, is in the latter stages of Hep V—an AIDS-like virus that preys on vampires.'True Blood' Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over|Marlow Stern|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Wednesday, the starlet filed a complaint against Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V.J. Crew Adds 000 to Sizing; Nicolas Ghesquiere and Balenciaga Head to Court|The Fashion Beast Team|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She bes a wonder at the singin', an' no mistake—the best I ever hear in all me v'yages into foreign ports.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
This V shape was often open down to the waist, where it was filled in with a centre-piece of embroidery.Dress design|Talbot Hughes
The greater the value of the exponent of V, the greater the efficiency of the fluid between any two temperatures.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
Under the encouragement of Christian V the first cargo of slaves was brought over in 1680.
I've been three v'y'ges with the old man, and we've always got our oil on Peru, and Chili, and the Galleypaguses.There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
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noun plural v's, V's or Vs
- something shaped like a V
- (in combination)a V neck See also V-sign
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Word Origin and History for v
In Middle English, -u- and -v- were used interchangeably, though with a preference for v- as the initial letter (vnder, vain, etc.) and -u- elsewhere (full, euer, etc.). The distinction into consonant and vowel identities was established in English by 1630, under influence of continental printers, but into 19c. some dictionaries and other catalogues continued to list -u- and -v- words as a single series.
No native Anglo-Saxon words begin in v- except those (vane, vat, vixen) altered by the southwestern England habit of replacing initial f- with v- (and initial s- with z-). Confusion of -v- and -w- also was a characteristic of 16c. Cockney accents.
In German rocket weapons systems of World War II, it stood for Vergeltungswaffe "reprisal weapon." V-eight as a type of motor engine is recorded from 1930 (V-engine is attested from 1924), so called for the arrangement. The V for "victory" hand sign was conceived January 1941 by Belgian politician and resistance leader Victor de Laveleye, to signify French victoire and Flemish vrijheid ("freedom"). It was broadcast into Europe by Radio België/Radio Belgique and popularized by the BBC by June 1941, from which time it became a universal allied gesture.