[ vahyvz ]

noun(used with a singular verb)Veterinary Pathology.
  1. inflammation and swelling of the submaxillary gland in horses.

Origin of vives

1515–25; earlier avives<Middle French <Spanish adibas<Arabic al-dhi’bah literally, the she-wolf

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

How to use vives in a sentence

  • On these kinds of devils, see the note of vives in loc., or Lecky's Hist.

    The City of God, Volume II | Aurelius Augustine
  • vives supposes it may have found place in Cicero's book, De Fato.

    The City of God, Volume I | Aurelius Augustine
  • We passed close to the brig; which greeted us with acclamations and "vives la France," as we swept by her.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper
  • But vives realized the folly of adding more fuel to the flames, and the sentences were in all cases either mitigated or revoked.

    Cuba, Old and New | Albert Gardner Robinson
  • Il est naturel que nos idées les plus vives et les plus familières se rétracent pendant le sommeil.

    She and I, Volume 2 | John Conroy Hutcheson