vice president

or vice-pres·ident


an officer next in rank to a president who serves as president in the president's absence.
an officer next in rank to a president who serves as a deputy to the president or oversees a special division or function.
(initial capital letters) U.S. Government. the officer of this rank who is elected at the same time as the president and who succeeds to the presidency on the resignation, removal, death, or disability of the president.

Nearby words

  1. vicarly,
  2. vice,
  3. vice admiral,
  4. vice chancellor,
  5. vice pres.,
  6. vice squad,
  7. vice versa,
  8. vice-,
  9. vice-admiral,
  10. vice-chairman

Origin of vice president

First recorded in 1565–75

Related formsvice presidency, vice-pres·i·den·cy, nounvice-pres·i·den·tial, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vice president

vice president


an officer ranking immediately below a president and serving as his deputy. A vice president takes the president's place during his absence or incapacity, after his death, and in certain other circumstancesAbbreviation: VP, V. Pres
Derived Formsvice presidency, nounvice presidential, adjective

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