7 letter word starting with va

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
vaagmer noun The dealfish.
vacancy noun The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness., That which is vacant., Empty space; vacuity; vacuum., An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts., Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation., A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
vacated imp. & past participle of Vacate
vaccary noun A cow house, dairy house, or cow pasture.
vaccina noun Vaccinia.
vaccine adjective Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease., The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination., any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.
vachery noun An inclosure for cows., A dairy.
vacuate verb t. To make void, or empty.
vacuist noun One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter., is a vacuum; — opposed to plenist.
vacuity noun The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance., Space unfilled or unoccupied, or occupied with an invisible fluid only; emptiness; void; vacuum., Want of reality; inanity; nihility.
vacuole noun A small air cell, or globular space, in the interior of organic cells, either containing air, or a pellucid watery liquid, or some special chemical secretions of the cell protoplasm.
vacuous adjective Empty; unfilled; void; vacant.
vacuums plural of Vacuum
vafrous adjective Crafty; cunning; sly; as, vafrous tricks.
vagancy noun A wandering; vagrancy.
vagient adjective Crying like a child.
vaginae plural of Vagina
vaginal adjective Of or pertaining to a vagina; resembling a vagina, or sheath; thecal; as, a vaginal synovial membrane; the vaginal process of the temporal bone., Of or pertaining to the vagina of the genital canal; as, the vaginal artery.
vagrant adjective Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled., Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar., One who strolls from place to place; one who has no settled habitation; an idle wanderer; a sturdy beggar; an incorrigible rogue; a vagabond.
vaguely adverb In a vague manner.
vaimure noun An outer, or exterior. wall. See Vauntmure.
vaivode noun See Waywode.
valance noun Hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor., The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed., To furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery.
valence noun The degree of combining power of an atom (or radical) as shown by the number of atoms of hydrogen (or of other monads, as chlorine, sodium, etc.) with which it will combine, or for which it can be substituted, or with which it can be compared; thus, an atom of hydrogen is a monad, and has a valence of one; the atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon are respectively dyads, triads, and tetrads, and have a valence respectively of two, three, and four.
valency noun See Valence., A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.
valeric adjective Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.
valerin noun A salt of valeric acid with glycerin, occurring in butter, dolphin oil., and forming an forming an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant odor.
valero- A combining form (also used adjectively) indicating derivation from, or relation to, valerian or some of its products, as valeric acid; as in valerolactone, a colorless oily liquid produced as the anhydride of an hydroxy valeric acid.
valeryl noun The hypothetical radical C5H9O, regarded as the essential nucleus of certain valeric acid derivatives.
valiant adjective Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer., Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave., Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.
validly adverb In a valid manner; so as to be valid.
valinch noun A tube for drawing liquors from a cask by the bunghole.
vallary adjective Same as Vallar.
valleys plural of Valley
vallums plural of Vallum
valonia noun The acorn cup of two kinds of oak (Quercus macrolepis, and Q. vallonea) found in Eastern Europe. It contains abundance of tannin, and is much used by tanners and dyers., A genus of marine green algae, in which the whole frond consists of a single oval or cylindrical cell, often an inch in length.
valuing present participle & vb. noun of Value
valvata noun A genus of small spiral fresh-water gastropods having an operculum.
valvate adjective Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular., Meeting at the edges without overlapping; — said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation., Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.
valvula noun A little valve or fold; a valvelet; a valvule.
valvule noun A little valve; a valvelet., A small valvelike process.
vamping present participle & vb. noun of Vamp
vampire noun A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730., Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker., Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored., Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially V. spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.
vanadic adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, vanadium; containing vanadium; specifically distinguished those compounds in which vanadium has a relatively higher valence as contrasted with the vanadious compounds; as, vanadic oxide.
vanadyl noun The hypothetical radical VO, regarded as a characterized residue of certain vanadium compounds.
vandyke adjective Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke., A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge., fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.
vanessa noun Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.
vanfess noun A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.
vanilla noun A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America., The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc.
vanning noun A process by which ores are washed on a shovel, or in a vanner.
vansire noun An ichneumon (Herpestes galera) native of Southern Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white. Called also vondsira, and marsh ichneumon.
vantage noun superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage., The first point after deuce., To profit; to aid.
vanward adjective Being on, or towards, the van, or front.
vapored imp. & past participle of Vapor, Wet with vapors; moist., Affected with the vapors. See Vapor, n., 5.
vaporer noun One who vapors; a braggart.
vaquero noun One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman.
varanus noun A genus of very large lizards native of Asia and Africa. It includes the monitors. See Monitor, 3.
variant adjective Varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse., Changeable; changing; fickle., Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word.
variate verb t. & i. To alter; to make different; to vary.
varices noun pl. See Varix., of Varix
variety noun The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness., That which is various., A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks., Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc., An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species., In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.
variola noun The smallpox.
various adjective Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors., Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable., Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.
varisse noun An imperfection on the inside of the hind leg in horses, different from a curb, but at the same height, and frequently injuring the sale of the animal by growing to an unsightly size.
varnish noun A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, laid on work with a brush, or otherwise. When applied the varnish soon dries, either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous part forms thus a smooth, hard surface, with a beautiful gloss, capable of resisting, to a greater or less degree, the influences of air and moisture., That which resembles varnish, either naturally or artificially; a glossy appearance., An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any act or conduct; outside show; gloss., To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a table; to varnish a painting., To cover or conceal with something that gives a fair appearance; to give a fair coloring to by words; to gloss over; to palliate; as, to varnish guilt.
varying present participle & vb. noun of Vary, a. & n. from Vary.
vascula plural of Vasculum
vastity noun Vastness.
vatting present participle & vb. noun of Vat
vatfuls plural of Vatful
vatical adjective Of or pertaining to a prophet; prophetical.
vatican noun A magnificent assemblage of buildings at Rome, near the church of St. Peter, including the pope’s palace, a museum, a library, a famous chapel, etc.
vaudois noun sing. & pl. An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of the Swiss canton of Vaud., A modern name of the Waldenses.
vaudoux noun & adjective See Voodoo.
vaulted imp. & past participle of Vault, Arched; concave; as, a vaulted roof., Covered with an arch, or vault., Arched like the roof of the mouth, as the upper lip of many ringent flowers.
vaulter noun One who vaults; a leaper; a tumbler.
vaunted imp. & past participle of Vaunt
vaunter noun One who vaunts; a boaster.
vavasor noun The vassal or tenant of a baron; one who held under a baron, and who also had tenants under him; one in dignity next to a baron; a title of dignity next to a baron.