- Vide is Latin for see or refer to and is used to direct a reader somewhere else.
An example of vide is the author of a book wanting readers to see a definition for a word on a page.
Origin of videClassical Latin imperative sing of videre, to see: see vision
Origin of videLatin vidē, sing. imperative of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present vides, present participle viding, simple past and past participle vided)
- (US, black English) divide (separate into parts, cleave asunder)
(plural imperative verb; no conjugation)
- (Parliamentary jargon) Divide! (ordering the members of a legislative assembly to divide into two groups (the ayes and the nays) for the counting of the members’ votes)
(singular imperative verb; plural videte)
Grammatically, this is the singular form, used to address one person. It is sometimes used invariantly to address more than one person, but a plural form also exists for this, videte.
From Latin vidē (“see!”), second-person singular present active imperative form of videō (“I see”).