• WordNet 3.6
    • v vie compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vie A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager. "We 'll all to church together instantly,
      And then a vie for boys."
    • Vie To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy. "She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss
      She vied so fast."
      "Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.""And vying malice with my gentleness,
      Pick quarrels with their only happiness."
    • Vie To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.
    • Vie To stake; to wager.
    • Vie To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. "In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family.""While Waterloo with Cannæ's carnage vies ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vie In the old games of gleek, primero, etc., to wager on the value of one's hand against an opponent.
    • vie To strive for superiority; endeavor to be equal or superior (to); contend; rival: followed by with, and said of persons or things.
    • vie To offer as a stake, as in cardplaying; play as for a wager with.
    • vie To put or bring into competition; bandy; try to outdo in; contend with respect to.
    • n vie A contest for superiority, especially a close or keen contest; a contention in the way of rivalry; hence, sometimes, a state where it would be difficult to decide as to which party had the advantage; also, a challenge; a wager.
    • n vie Life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Vie to strive for superiority
    • v.t Vie to contend about:
    • n Vie (obs.) a contest
    • v.t Vie (Shak.) to offer as a stake or wager:—pr.p. vy′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. vīed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier, to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare, to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. Invite Envie


In literature:

Suffice that it was impassioned beyond description, and vied with whatever history or romance records.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Rich and poor among her citizens vied with each other in devotion to their country.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Ce grand travail lui couta la vie... Mort en 1680.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
All vie in their contributions.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
The rest of the world seemed to vie with each other, in the debasement and oppression of these unfortunate people.
"An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African" by Thomas Clarkson
The dancers chant weird songs, break the ranks and vie with each other in their antics and peculiarities.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
They vied with each other in their bursts of passionate music.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Of all these Seasons there is none that can vie with the Spring for Beauty and Delightfulness.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
The Catholic church, not yet quite finished, vies in point of architecture with the Russian cathedral.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
Lettres entre de Vienne en Autriche sur le celebre compositeur Haydn, suivees d'une vie de Mozart et de considerations sur Metastasio.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

When the drooping bluebells vied,
Not in vain, with heaven's hue,
Dear, that morning in the wood
Love, I thought, had eyes of blue.
"A Song Of Love's Eyes" by Ethel Clifford
To Sinai black, and Zion fair,
The word does law and grace compare.
Their cursing and their blessing vie
With Ebal and Gerizzim high.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
And still for fame men delve and die
In Afric heat and Arctic cold;
For fame on flood and field they vie,
Or gather in the shining gold.
"Fame" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Every thing does seem to vie
Which should first attract thine Eye:
But since none deserves that grace,
In this Crystal view thy face.
"A Dialogue Between The Resolved Soul, And Created Pleasure" by Andrew Marvell
I will not fall! I will not; thou dost lie!
Deep Hell! that seethest in thy simmering pit;
Thy thousand throned horrors shall not vie,
Or ever compass it!
"Aspiration" by Madison Julius Cawein
Of Charles and Edward, Louis, Guy,
And Frederick, ye may boast;
Charles, Edward, Louis, Frederick, Guy—
None with Sir Eberhard can vie—
Himself a mighty host!
"Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Candidates Vie For 85th State Assembly District.
Puerto Rican leaders vie for 'seat at table' with political- action committee.
For the past eight years, National Geographic has picked a cadre of adventurers to vie for the exclusive title of People's Choice Adventurer of the Year.
Romney Fate Is Hamilton County as Obama Angst Vies With Unknown.
Soldiers Clash as Georgia, Russia Vie to Assert Power.
Dallas businessman chosen as next Bachelor, two Houston women vie for his rose.
At Last , Studios Vie for Oscar.
Artists vie for attention -grabbing Turner Prize.
ABC on Wednesday announced a cast of 25 women who will vie for Lowe's heart on the next edition of "The Bachelor ".
Three finalists vie to be Florida education commissioner.
Four candidates vie for opening on Columbia Board of Education .
Kristina Blum (l) and Mallory Barlow will vie for the Miss City of Bishop crown.
Flint vies for position on the proposed borough assembly.
Vie for Best New Artist.
Several Republicans could vie for Sen Shaheen's seat in 2014.

In science:

Les ph´enom`enes actifs impliquant la g´en´eration de forces et de mouvement, jouent un rˆole primordial dans de nombreux ph´enom`enes de la vie cellulaire tels que la motilit´e, la contraction musculaire et le transport actif d’organelles ou de compos´es.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
A classical example of an affiliation network is the actor-mo vie collaboration graph (also known as the ‘Hollywood graph’ ), where actor and movie are the primary and secondary modes, respectively.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Section IV describes the details of the spectrum of cosmic fluctuations, resulting from such collapse, and finally, in Section V we discuss these results and those of other collapse schemes vis a vie the empirical data.
Phenomenological analysis of quantum collapse as source of the seeds of cosmic structure
CSE is the flux ratio between the integrated circumstellar emission within the field-of-vie w and the stellar photospheric emission.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
Indeed, let Vie be the set of endpoints in Vi of the ℓe edges in M0 ∩ Fe , for i incident to e ∈ E (G).
On the number of perfect matchings in random lifts