Origin of viveFrench
An example of vive is when a group yells out "Vive le tour!" during the Tour de France bike race.
(comparative more vive, superlative most vive)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
vive - Computer Definition
- Vive l'Empereur!... preur!--If they make me Governor of India, Gerard, I'll make you Minister of Kashmir-- that's settled.
- Vive ce roi valiant! sang Morel, winking.
- Above the door are the arms of France and of Joan of Arc and an inscription of 1481 reading "Vive labeur; vive le roi Louys."
- Of England, he wished to negotiate personally with him at Pronne, and hardly had he reached that place when news arrived there of the revolt of Liege amid cries of Vive France.
- The soldiers, on seeing him, lit wisps of straw and ran after him, shouting, "Vive l'Empereur!"