- long live; up with (a specified person or thing)
Word Origin for vive
Examples from the Web for vive
Contemporary Examples of vive
One unhappy attendee is even heard to shout, “Vive Lady Gaga!”Intimate Madonna Show at Paris’s Olympia Hall Turns Ugly
July 27, 2012
In 2000, he published another op-ed in the Post titled, spookily, ‘Vive what difference?’How Obama Divides—and Conquers
May 16, 2009
Historical Examples of vive
Yesterday a man is said to have cried, "Vive la Republique!"
He cried out in a manly voice, with perfect assurance, "Vive l'anarchie!"My Double Life
Drawing it aside for the purpose, the words "Vive la Patria!"
The answer to the broadside was a cry of "Vive la Republique!"The Settlers in Canada
I can never think of this scene without exclaiming, “Vive Thomson!”Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Word Origin and History for vive
1590s (in vive le roi), from French, literally "long live ______;" French equivalent of viva (q.v.). Jocular phrase vive la différence in reference to the difference between men and women is recorded from 1963. Also in vive la bagatelle, literally "long live nonsense," denoting a carefree attitude to life.