Reverse Dictionary: VAS – VEHH


VASE – NOUNS
– a large ornamental vase for cut flowers BEAU-POT 1761
– a vase VASA 1651 obs.
– a vase (posy = a flower) POSY-HOLDER 1891 Amer. dial.
– a vase (posy = a flower) POSY-POT 1839 Amer. dial.


VASECTOMY – NOUNS
– a vasectomy WALNUT WHIP 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘snip’
– a vasectomy, an orchidectomy, etc.; any invasive medical procedure that sterilises a patient THE SNIP 2001 UK sl.


VASELINE – NOUNS
– vaseline VASSO 1998 Aust. sl.


VASSAL – ADJECTIVES
VASSALIC pert. to vassals …1897

VASSAL – NOUNS
VASSALAGE an assemblage of vassals …1807
VASSALRY an assemblage of vassals …a1470
VASSALSHIP vassalage …1578

VASSAL – NOUNS, PERSON
VASSALESS a female vassal …1591 rare


VAST, VASTLY, VASTNESS – ADJECTIVES
IMMANE monstrous in size or strength; huge, vast, enormous, tremendous …1615 arch.
QUEINT large, vast; extraordinary in point of size, quantity, etc. …1788 Eng. dial.
VASTY vast, immense …1596

VAST etc. – ADVERBS
VARSAL extremely, vastly …a1814 rare

VAST etc. – NOUNS
VASTACY vastness …1607 obs.
VASTIDITY vastness …1603 obs.
VASTITUDE the quality of being vast; immensity …1623
VASTITUDE a vast extent or space …1841
VASTITY the quality of being vast or immense; vastness …1603 rare
VASTITY  a vast or immense space …1652 rare
VASTURE a vast or immense space …1595 obs.


VAT – NOUNS
– a vat or tub for holding liquor KEEL 1485 obs. rare


VATICAN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a student of the policies, leaders, and practices of the Vatican and the papacy VATICANOLOGIST 1975 


VAUDEVILLE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a writer of vaudevilles VAUDEVILLIST 1879
– a writer or singer of vaudevilles VAUDEVILLIAN 1913


VAULT – NOUNS
– a vault QUEER;  QUIER 1900 Sc.

VAULT – VERBS
– to vault, to leap, to jump LAUNCH c1400 obs.


VAUNT, VAUNTING – ADJECTIVES
VENTOSE pompous, bragging, vaunting …1867
VOCKY proud, elated, very pleased with oneself, vain, vaunting …1712 Sc. 
VOGEY;  VOGGIE;  VOGIE;  VOGY proud, elated, very pleased with oneself, vain, vaunting …1712 Sc. 

VAUNT etc. – NOUNS
ADVANCEMENT extolment, lauding; vaunting …1330 obs.
GAB an idle vaunt; a piece of brag or bravado …1737
GASCONISM a spirit of boastfulness or vaunting …1807
 KOMPOLOGY boasting or vaunting speech …1854 rare
 ROOSE a boasting, vainglory; a boast, brag, vaunt …c1200 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
VAUNTERY vaunting, boasting; boastful or vainglorious bearing or show …1491 obs. or arch.
VAUNTERY  a boast, a vaunt …1603 obs.
VAUNTISE a vaunt or boast …c1477 obs.
– VOUST a boast, brag, vaunt …a1500 Sc.

VAUNT etc. – verbs
ADVANT to vaunt, to boast …1541 obs.
VALUE to commend or praise to another; to vaunt …1670 obs.
VAMP to boast, to brag, to vaunt …1877 Eng. dial.
VOOST to brag, to boast, to vaunt …1790 Sc. obs.
– VOUST to boast, brag, vaunt …1513 Sc.


VEAL – NOUNS
– a fillet of veal DIBBEN 1810 Eng. dial.


VEER – VERBS
– to veer, to move; to stir, to shift VEEK 1905 Sc. obs.
– to veer, waver, fluctuate; to cause smoke, etc. to wave or fluctuate WHIFFET 1896 Eng. dial.


VEGETABLE – ADJECTIVES
 CALLER of fish, vegetables, etc.: fresh, in proper season, newly caught or gathered …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HASTIF; HASTIVE of fruit and vegetables: maturing early …1727-51 obs.
 HASTING of fruits or vegetables: that ripens early …1578 obs.
 RANDED of fruit and vegetables: specked, bruised on the outer coat, but not beyond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAUNCH of vegetable food: green, uncooked, raw …1884 Eng. dial.
 VEGETATIVE obtained or derived from vegetables or plants …1662 obs. rare
 VEGETIVE pert. to vegetables or plants …1526
 VEGETIVOROUS feeding on vegetables or plants …1859
 
VEGETABLE – NOUNS
 ALFALFA dried spinach or other dehydrated vegetables …1920s sl.
 BALED HAY dehydrated vegetables …1916 US Army sl.
 FRESHIES fresh fruit and vegetables …1990 Antarctica usage
 GARDEN-SASS vegetables for the table, grown in the garden …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 GARDEN-STUFF plants grown in a garden; vegetables for the table …a1687
 GRASS green vegetables; salad leaves …1867 sl. rare
 GREENINGS the leafy tops of vegetables; vegetables …1940 Amer. dial.
 GREEN SAUCE garden vegetables, produce …1867 Amer. dial.
 GRIGGLES small, worthless fruit, vegetables, etc., left after gathering …1827 Eng. dial.
 HASTING an early-ripening fruit or vegetable …1573 obs.
 KEGGY decaying vegetables or food …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 LONG SAUCE root vegetables, esp. those with elongated roots; a prepared dish of such vegetables …1809 Amer. dial. obs.
 RARE-RIPE an early fruit or vegetable …1799 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 RATHE-RIPES early fruit and vegetables, esp. peas and apples …1677 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 SALAD any green vegetables …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SALADING herbs and vegetables for a salad …1664
 SALETTING;  SALLETIN vegetables for a salad …1848 Ireland & Eng. dial.
 SALLADING vegetables for a salad …1848 Ireland & Eng. dial.
 SASS fresh or preserved vegetables or fruit eaten as part of a meal or as a relish …1775 US colloq.
 SASS HOLE a place to store vegetables, esp. garden vegetables; a root cellar …1906 Amer. dial.
 SAUCE vegetables, esp. green vegetables eaten with meat …1775 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 SCORE of vegetables such as cucumbers, asparagus, etc., sold for growing: twenty-one …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SHORT SAUCE potatoes, turnips, onions, pumpkins, etc. …1809 Amer. dial.
 SOUP BUNCH a small bundle of vegetables for soup …1923 Amer. dial.
 UNDERLING a small or inferior fruit or vegetable …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TABLE GARDEN a vegetable garden for home consumption …1917 Amer. dial.
 VEG vegetables …1898 UK sl.
 VEGE a vegetable …1950s sl.
 VEGEBLES vegetables …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VEGETAL a plant; a vegetable …1599
 VEGETANT a vegetable …1605 obs.
 VEGETATIVE vegetable or plant …1634 obs.
 VEGETIVE a plant, a vegetable …1602
 VEGETLES vegetables …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VEGGIE;  VEGGY; VEGIE;  VEGY a vegetable …1955 US
 WARE field-produce, crops, vegetables …1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
VEGETABLE – NOUNS, PERSON
 AH CABBAGE JOHN;   CABBAGE JOHN a Chinese vegetable seller …1900s Aust. sl.
 HARVESTMAN a person who sells vegetables or other articles from a wagon or truck, going from house to house …1968 Amer. dial.
 KAIL-SELLER a greengrocer; one who sells vegetables …Bk1825 Sc.
 KAIL-WIFE a woman who sells vegetables and herbs; a female greengrocer …a1779 Sc. 
 SAUCE-MAN one who deals in vegetables …1837 US
 VEGETIST one who is concerned with the growth or cultivation of vegetable products …1778 nonce word obs.
 
VEGETABLE – VERBS
 SCHITZEL to cut a vegetable into shreds …1973 Amer. dial.
 SCHNITZEL to cut a vegetable into shreds …1942 Amer. dial.
 VEGETATE to provide or supply with vegetables …1838 rare


VEGETARIAN – ADJECTIVES
 CRUNCHY vegetarian …1990s US college sl.
 UNCARNIVOROUS vegetarian …1822
 VEGETABLE living on vegetables, vegetarian …1812
 VEGETANT vegetarian …1858 nonce use
 VEGETIZING vegetarian …1857
 VEGGIE vegetarian …1975 sl.. sometimes derogatory
 VEGO vegetarian …1988 Aust. colloq.
 
VEGETARIAN – NOUNS, PERSON
 ACREOPHAGIST one who habitually abstains from eating meat; a vegetarian …19C
 BANIAN a Hindu who abstains from animal food …Bk1867
 CRUNCHY a vegetarian …1980s US college sl.
 CRUNCHY GRANOLA a vegetarian …1980s US college sl.
 LACTO-OVO-VEGETARIAN a person who subsists on a diet of dairy products, eggs, and vegetables
 LACTO-VEGETARIAN a person who subsists on vegetables and milk products  (and formerly, eggs) only …E20
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR a vegetarian …1862 sl.
 VEGAN a person who on principle abstains from all food of animal origin …1944
 VEGANIST a vegetarian who eats no animals or animal products …1972 chiefly Brit. 
 VEGE a vegetarian …1970s sl.
 VEGETARIAN one who lives wholly or principally upon vegetable foods; a person who on principle abstains from any form of animal food, or at least such as is obtained by the direct destruction of life …1842
 VEGETIST a vegetarian …Bk2014
 VEGGIE;  VEGGY;  VEGIE;  VEGY a vegetarian …1975 UK
 VEGO a vegetarian …1996 Aust. colloq.


VEGETATE – VERBS
– to do nothing; to relax in an inert passive way; to lapse into a totally apathetic and passive state VEG OUT 1960s sl.
– to pass the time in mindless or vacuous inactivity, esp. by watching TV VEDGE;  VEG 1980 sl., orig. & chiefly US


VEGETATION – ADJECTIVES
SCROGGED of vegetation: thorny, twisted, stunted …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
VERDUROUS of vegetation: rich or abounding in verdure; flourishing thick and green …1604

VEGETATION – NOUNS
FILTH underbrush, weeds, unwanted vegetation …c1900 Amer. dial.
 PLANTAGE plants in general; anything that is planted; vegetation …1606 obs.
SAVAGERY wild vegetation …1599 obs.
VEGETABLES vegetation …c1645 obs.
VERDOUR fresh greenness of vegetation; fig. fresh or flourishing condition …1447 obs.


VEHEMENCE, VEHEMENT, VEHEMENTLY – ADJECTIVES
BANG vehement, violent …Bk1898 Sc.
FLAMING vehement; passionate
GARY vehement, furious …1609 obs. rare
RATHE quick in action, speedy, prompt; eager, earnest, vehement …c900 Eng. dial. & poetic usage
REESING vehement, strong, forcible …Bk1904 Sc.

VEHEMENCE etc. – ADVERBS
 FORCELY with force or power, vigorously, vehemently, violently …1508 obs. or Sc.
MAINLY of expression, thought: vehemently, strongly; earnestly, eagerly …c1400 obs.

VEHEMENCE etc. – NOUNS
ARDURE heat of passion or desire, vehemence, ardent desire; warmth of emotion, zeal, fervour, eagerness, enthusiasm …1386 obs.
VEHEMENCY vehemence …1538 rare
VENGEANCE energy, vehemence …1899 Eng. dial.

VEHEMENCE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
ARCHIE BUNKER a person characterized as having ignorant or bigoted views and a vehement, outspoken manner …1971 US colloq., derogatory

VEHEMENCE etc. – VERBS
COME ON STRONG to be vehement and positive …1970s Amer. sl.