Definition for vying (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.
verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.
Origin of vie
Examples from the Web for vying
But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.
Some are hung by individuals who are vying for membership within the Chinese Communist Party.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies|Brendon Hong|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to media reports, Amazon, 21st Century Fox, Hearst, and Condé Nast are all vying to acquire StyleHaul.Inside StyleHaul, the Largest Fashion Network on YouTube You’ve Never Heard Of|Lizzie Crocker|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eldridge is vying for a seat in upstate New York against two-term incumbent Republican Chris Gibson.Sean Eldridge, Husband of Facebook Mogul Chris Hughes, Running For Congress|Ben Jacobs|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Each country is vying to rope Afghanistan into its sphere of influence.‘We Killed Sushmita Banerjee’ Says Renegade Taliban Militia|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The papers were vying with one another in devising effectual, if somewhat informal, means of dealing with the "red menace."The Centralia Conspiracy|Ralph Chaplin
Vying with the maples along the roadside the Osmundas wear deep orange.How to Know the Ferns|Frances Theodora Parsons
But to-night its every lineament filled his soul, vying with the memories of his mother in its vividness and power.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
Several of the arrows found their marks in the poor animals, and they were now vying with the foremost savages in making speed.The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen|Roger Finlay
He and Ashe fell upon the writer, vying with each other in anecdotes that left him presently close-plucked and bare.The Marriage of William Ashe|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for vying (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for vying (2 of 2)
verb vies, vying or vied
Word Origin for vie
Word Origin and History for vying
1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie "make a challenge," from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).