vying

[ vahy-ing ]
/ ˈvaɪ ɪŋ /

adjective

competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge's desk.

verb

present participle of vie.

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Origin of vying

OTHER WORDS FROM vying

vy·ing·ly, adverbun·vy·ing, adjective

Definition for vying (2 of 2)

vie
[ vahy ]
/ vaɪ /

verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.

to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority: Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title.

verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.

Archaic. to put forward in competition or rivalry.
Obsolete. to stake in card playing.

Origin of vie

1525–35; by aphesis < Middle French envier to raise the stake (at cards), Old French: to challenge, provoke < Latin invītāre to entertain, invite

OTHER WORDS FROM vie

vi·er, nounout·vie, verb (used with object), out·vied, out·vy·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for vying (1 of 2)

vying
/ (ˈvaɪɪŋ) /

verb

the present participle of vie

adjective

competingtwo vying patriarchs

British Dictionary definitions for vying (2 of 2)

vie
/ (vaɪ) /

verb vies, vying or vied

(intr; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
(tr) archaic to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry

Derived forms of vie

vier, nounvying, adjective, noun

Word Origin for vie

C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invītāre to invite
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