• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vire An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow. Cf. Vireton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vire A bolt for a crossbow, feathered spirally so as to rotate in its flight. Also vireton.
    • n vire In heraldry, same as annulet. Cussans.
    • vire An obsolete spelling of veer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vire vēr a crossbow-bolt:
    • n Vire vēr (her.) an annulet.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. vire, fr. virer, to turn. Cf. Veer Vireton
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Ve vill send der with-out-vire messages to you venever dere is anyt'ing to report.
"Tom Swift and his Sky Racer" by Victor Appleton
Mademoiselle de la Vire is confined in the north-west room, on the first-floor, overlooking the park.
"A Gentleman of France" by Stanley Weyman
In me concumpsit vires fortuna nocendo, Nil superest vt iam possit obesse magis.
"The Spanish Tragedie" by Thomas Kyd
Millies horum vires expertus sum.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
I wur soon on the road agen, a-gwain like a house a-vire, an' thur wur more clotheslines aal the way along on pwosts.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
You must of pushed him off de vire.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Ne sint in senectute vires: ne postulantur quidem vires a senectute.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Vire que nous nous en approchions.
"Bob Strong's Holidays" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Uf I don'd done dot you vill oben vire onto me!
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Barbara tore up both letters, and then went out to visit Mademoiselle Vire, and relieved her mind by telling her all about it.
"Barbara in Brittany" by E. A. Gillie

In poetry:

"'Tis ultra vires!" cried the Knight.
"Besides, it isn't half polite.
And e'en the dullest Glug should know,
'Tis not pro bono publico.
Nay, Glugs, this fellow is no class.
Remember! Vincit veritas!"
"The Debate" by C J Dennis
Midons sui om et amics e servire,
e no.lh en quer mais autras amistatz
mas c'a celat los seus bels olhs me vire,
que gran be.m fan ades can sui iratz;
e ren lor en laus e merces e gratz,
qu'el mon non ai amic que tan me valha.
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn
Said Sym: "Why I am here to-day
I know not; tho' I've heard them say
That strife and hatred play some part
In this great meeting at the Mart.
Nay, brothers, why should hatred lodge . . .
"That's ultra vires!" thundered Stodge.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

CLARKSVILLE — Beulah Vire , 93, of Clarksville died Friday, Nov 2, 2012.
Friday's highlights: Vire 's hot shooting lifts G-RF in overtime.