[ vee-zee ]

  1. Denmark, 1767–1822, Black freedman, born probably on St. Thomas, Danish West Indies: hanged as alleged leader of a planned uprising among enslaved Black people in Charleston, S.C.

Words Nearby Vesey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Vesey in a sentence

  • Lydia Vesey cried again, as if she could not possibly crowd her interest under, and this time she had reënforcements from without.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • Mrs. Vesey had been the first to say the girl was awfully original, but that became the general view.

  • The third diner was a young actor with a low, veiled voice—Gerald Vesey—who adored and understood Feather's clothes.

    Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A formidable insurrection was attempted in 1822 by Denmark Vesey.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune | Hill Peebles Wilson
  • Now they were entering the narrow passage that opened into Vesey Street.