• WordNet 3.6
    • n viva an examination conducted by spoken communication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people
    • interj Viva Lit., (long) live; -- an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc. "A wilder burst of “ vivas ”."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • viva An Italian exclamation corresponding to the French vive, ‘long live.’ Often used substantively: as, the vivas of the crowd.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Viva vē′va long live
    • n Viva the exclamation Viva!
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

Viva laid her head on one side and considered the project.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Viva, All honest men!
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
The Spaniards welcomed them with vivas.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nature has been very good, very generous to you, Viva.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
This unlooked-for episode being over, and the deputation of ladies having been dismissed with roaring "vivas," we went back to business.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
We have our viva to-morrow.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
Viva Messer San Marco!
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
He tried to shout 'Viva S. Alfio,' but could only make inarticulate noises.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Often did a 'Viva' resound under the windows of the Prince.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Certain viva voces taken in the afternoon confirmed their ill opinion of their examiner.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Questa, che meco per la via del pianto
Scende di Lete ver la muta riva:
Non udito or t'invoco; ohimè! soltanto
Una favilla del tuo spirto è viva.
"Alla Musa" by Ugo Foscolo

In news:

Spice Girls Witness Triumphant Debut of 'Viva Forever'.
She was born June 15, 1942, the daughter of Russell and Viva Mae (Sommers) Fry.
" This fall, the legendary Tony Bennett released "Viva Duets," pairing with Latino singers and including some Spanish numbers.
With her latest offering, Viva Vegan.
The 18-member Musica Viva will present music by four American composers born between 1899 and 1905.
Spice Girls at opening of West End musical Viva Forever.
The Spice Girls have appeared on the red carpet at the premiere of Viva Forever.
Priscilla Presley and Cirque du Soleil unveil Viva Elvis at Aria in CityCenter on Dec 15, 2009.
The Plaza 's "Viva Las Vegas" is the longest running afternoon show in town, featuring singing, dancing, magic and comedy.
0Sarah Jessica Parker wore a "Viva Obama".
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a "Viva Obama".
Joan Marcus "Viva La Vie Boheme".
'Viva La Vida' wins 1st place at Islamorada tourney.
At the helm of Viva Forever.
Suzuki Test Rides Today At Viva Powersports.

In science:

Thanks to James Davenport for suggesting this improvement during the viva.
Bounding Betti Numbers of Sets Definable in O-Minimal Structures Over the Reals
Instead, the distribution seems to be quite clumpy (Newberg et al. 2002; Vivas et al. 2001; Yanny et al.
RR Lyrae Stars in the Halo: Tracers of Streams of Debris of Disrupted Galaxies
The depth along the line of sight is small, only ∼ 4 kpc (Vivas et al. 2001).
RR Lyrae Stars in the Halo: Tracers of Streams of Debris of Disrupted Galaxies
Isotropic images similar to figure 1 were obtained with a micro-computed tomograph (Scanco Medical Viva CT40, Br¨uttisellen, Switzerland) at a resolution of 30 µm/pixel and used to determine where the bone coupons could be machined based on the curvature and the thickness of the cortical shell (Figure 2-a).
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Rev. B 84, 134431 (2011). 31L. G. Vivas, M. Vazquez, J. Escrig, S. Allende, D. Altbir, D. C. Leitao, and J. P. Araujo, Phys.
On the evolution of the non exchange spring behaviour to the exchange spring behaviour: A First Order Reversal Curve Analysis