The letter V.
An example of v is the first letter in the word "valentine."
- the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet: from the Latin V, derived from one form of the Greek Y (upsilon): formerly used interchangeably in English with U both as a vowel and as a consonant, now only as a consonant
- any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the (v) of vote
- a type or impression for v or V
- the twenty-second in a sequence or group
- an object shaped like
- of v or V
- twenty-second in a sequence or group
- shaped like
Origin of vClassical Latin vice in the place of
Origin of vL vide see
- Math. vector
Origin of vGer von
- Physics volume
nounpl. v's or V's also vs or Vs
- The 22nd letter of the modern English alphabet.
- Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter v.
- The 22nd in a series.
- Something shaped like the letter V.
illuminated letter, Historia Naturalis
An image of a woman preparing a fi sh decorates this letter from a 15th-century copy of a work by Pliny the Elder (23–79 ad).
- The symbol for vanadium.
- Electricity The symbol for potential difference.
- also v The symbol for the Roman numeral 5.
- volume (book)
- venerable (in titles)
- very (in titles)
Origin of V-German Vergeltungswaffe eins, retaliation weapon (number) one.
Origin of V-German Vergeltungswaffe zwei, retaliation weapon (number) two.
(lower case, upper case V)
- Alternative form of v..
(plural vs or v's)
- a shape resembling the letter v
- The impact was so strong, it bent the bar into a v.
- Old English lower case f from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case f of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter áš (f, “feoh"), derived from Etruscan letter ðŒ… (v).
- Old English lower case u from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case v of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter áš¢ (u, “ur"), derived from Raetic letter u.
Before the 1700s, the pointed form v was written at the beginning of a word, while a rounded form u was used elsewhere, regardless of sound. So whereas valor and excuse appeared as in modern printing, have and upon were printed haue and vpon. Eventually, in the 1700s, to differentiate between the consonant and vowel sounds, the v form was used to represent the consonant, and u the vowel sound. v then preceded u in the alphabet, but the order has since reversed.
(upper case, lower case v)
- (organic chemistry) The resin identification code for polyvinyl chloride, also PVC
- (grammar) Abbreviation of vocative case.
- (astronomy) a variable star
- (music) dominant seventh chord with the root as the dominant scale degree
v - Computer Definition
- Volt. See volt.
- Vertical. From the Latin vertex, translating literally as turning point, and meaning top, zenith, or summit. At a right angle to the horizon. The y-axis on a two- or three-dimensional grid, chart, or graph in a Cartesian coordinate system. See also Cartesian coordinates, V & H, y-axis, and z-axis.
- The V series of ITU-T Recommendations. The V series specifies protocols relating to modems and modem communications protocols over the public switched telephone network (PSTN). See V series.
- V interface or Reference Point V in ISDN. See Reference Point V.