Reverse Dictionary: VEI – VER


VEIL, VEILED, VEILING – ADJECTIVES
VELATED covered over; veiled, hidden …1542 obs.
VELED veiled …1565 obs.

VEIL etc. – NOUNS
FALL a woman’s veil …1884 Eng. dial.
KISS-ME-QUICK a short veil
OBVELATION a veiling over; a hiding or concealing …1664 rare
SKLEIR a veil …a1300 obs.
VELATION the act of veiling; the fact of being veiled …1891 rare
VELE a veil or covering …1580 obs.

VEIL etc. – VERBS
BETEE to draw over as a covering; to cover, to veil …c893 obs.
OBVELE to wrap up, to veil, to cover …1654 obs. rare
SKLEIR to veil …1387-8 obs.


VEIN – ADVERBS
 MAINLINE into a large or median vein …1952 Amer. sl.
 
VEIN – NOUNS
 AMPER an inflamed swelling, a pustule; a varicose vein; matter, pus …1790 Eng. dial.
 BLUE VEIN a varicose vein …1967 Amer. dial.
 BREEDING VEIN a varicose vein …1966 Amer. dial.
 BROKEN VEIN a varicose vein …1965 Amer. dial. chiefly Black usage
 BURSTED VESSEL a varicose vein …1967 Amer. dial.
 BUSTED VEIN a varicose vein …1967 Amer. dial.
 EDDRE a blood-vessel, a vein …c1000 obs.
 LEADERS veins in the leg …1990 Amer. dial.
 MAIN LINE a large vein, usually the median vein of the arm or thigh; hence, an injection of a narcotic drug into such a vein …1931 Amer. drug culture sl.
 MILK VEIN a varicose vein …1965 Amer. dial.
 MONKEY TRACK the scarred veins that are the product of and indicate heroin addiction …1960s sl.
 VERICAL VEIN a varicose vein …1966 Amer. dial.
 VERTICAL VEIN a varicose vein …1966 Amer. dial.
 VERY CLOSE VEIN a varicose vein …1926 Amer. dial.
 VERY COARSE VEIN a varicose vein …1854 Amer. dial.


VELVET – ADJECTIVES
VELLOUS velvet …c1450 Sc. obs.

VELVET – NOUNS
VELLOUS velvet …1473 Sc. obs.
VELLURE;  VELURE velvet …1587 obs.
VELLUTE velvet …1561 obs.


VEND, VENDOR – NOUNS, PERSON
BUNCH OF TURNIPS itinerant fruit vendors, etc. …Bk1890 sl.
GUTTER-MERCHANT an itinerant vendor …1923 colloq.
SALTER a fraudulent vendor …Bk1903 sl.
VENDITOR a seller, a vendor …1698 obs. rare
VENTER one who sells or offers for sale; a vendor …1620 obs. rare

VEND etc. – VERBS
VENT to sell or vend commodities or goods; to dispose of by sale …1478-9 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


VENDETTA – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who takes part in, or carries on a vendetta VENDETTIST 1904


VENERABLE, VENERATE, VENERATION – ADJECTIVES
FATHERLY pert. to ancestors; ancestral; also, venerable …a1000 obs.
IDOLATROUS pert. to idolatry …1550
VENERABLE giving evidence of veneration; reverent, reverential …1613 obs.
 VENERAND entitled to veneration, worthy of reverence …1549 obs. rare
 VENERANT engaged in veneration, reverential …1846 rare
 VENERATE engaged in veneration, reverential …1591 rare
 VENERATIVE of the nature of veneration, reverential …1860 rare

VENERABLE etc. – NOUNS
IDOLATRY immoderate attachment to or veneration for any person or thing; admiration savouring of adoration …c1386
IDOLODOULIA veneration of any inferior kind given to idols or images …1579

VENERABLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
VENERATOR one who venerates or reverences …1656


VENEREAL DISEASE – ADJECTIVES (also see GONORRHEA, ETC.)
 CLAPPED infected with gonorrhea …20C
 CLAPT infected with gonorrhea
 CLAWED-OFF infected with venereal disease …L17 cant
 FLY-BLOWN suspected of venereal disease …c1885 sl.
 FRENCHIFIED infected with venereal disease …17C Brit. sl.
 HOT infected with a venereal disease …19C colloq.
 IN A HIGH SAL undergoing treatment for syphilis …M18 sl.
 JACKED UP infected, usually with venereal disease …20C Aust. sl.
 POXY having or having had syphilis …sl.
– SCALD suffering from venereal disease …L16 sl.
– SCALDED suffering from venereal disease …17C sl.
 UPHOLSTERED infected with venereal disease …E20 US sl.
 VENERAL pert. to venereal disease …1651 obs.
 VENEREAL pert. to venereal disease …1658
 VENEREAL infected with venereal disease …1683
 VENEREOUS pert. to venereal disease …1661 obs.
 VENERIAL employed in curing venereal disease …a1700 obs.
 VENERIAN pert. to venereal disease …1617 obs.
 VENERIOUS pert. to venereal disease …1615 obs.
 
VENEREAL DISEASE – ADVERBS
 VENEREOUSLY in the manner of venereal disease …1665 obs.
 
VENEREAL DISEASE – NOUNS
 AFRICAN TOOTHACHE venereal disease …1950s US sl.
 BAD DISEASE syphilis …L19 euphemism
 BAD DISORDER a venereal disease …19C US
 BAYONET COURSE hospital treatment for venereal diseases …World War II Amer. sl.
 BIG CASINO anything terminal or fatal, esp. a disease, as cancer; also syphilis …1930s US sl.
 BLOOD DISEASE syphilis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BLUEBALL venereal disease …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BLUE BOAR venereal disease …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CANARY WARD the venereal disease ward in Royal Navy hospital …20C Brit. sl.
 CANOE INSPECTION inspection of servicewomen’s genitals for possible venereal disease infection by medical officers or medics …1965 US military sl.
 CANOE INSPECTION inspection of prostitutes’ genitals for venereal disease …1972 US sl.
 CHINESE ROT a disease of usually unspecified kind, esp. a venereal disease …1940 Amer. sl., usually offensive
 CLAP gonorrhoea …1587 sl.
 COMMON GARDEN GOUT syphilis …17C sl.
 CRABS syphilis …20C US
 CRINKUM-CRANKUMS syphilis …19C Eng. dial.
 CUPID’S ITCH venereal disease …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 DAIRY BOX a sexually transmitted infection; venereal disease …1992 UK rhyming sl.
 DANGLE-PARADE group military inspection of the genitals for venereal disease …20C NZ sl.
 DEADLOCK a ‘lock’ hospital, a hospital for venereal disease …L19 sl.
 DELICATE TAINT venereal disease, esp. gonorrhea …E19 Brit. euphemism
 DOG, THE syphilis …1930s sl.
 DOSE a case of gonorrhea or syphilis; a bout of venereal infection …1914 sl.
 DUMB WATCH a venereal bubo in the groin, causing a bulge in a man’s trousers like a pocket watch …L18 Brit. sl.
 EAST INDIA DOCKS any sexually transmitted infection …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘pox’
 ET-CAETERA venereal disease …M17 sl.
 ETCETERA venereal disease …M17 sl.
 FIRE syphilis …20C Brit. sl.
 FLAME a venereal disease …1859 sl.
 FLANKARD a venereal sore …16C sl.
 FLAP-DRAGON the pox or ‘clap’ …1690 sl.
 FOUL DISEASE syphilis …L19 euphemism
 FRENCH-CROWN syphilis …Bk1981 sl.
 FRENCH DISEASE venereal disease; syphilis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FRENCH FEVER syphilis …US Civil War usage
 FRENCH GOODS syphilis …17C sl.
 FRENCH GOUT syphilis …17C sl.
 FRENCH MARBLES syphilis …a1592 obs.
 FRENCH PIG a syphilitic bubo (swelling) …L19 Brit. euphemism
 FRENCH POX syphilis …16C sl. obs.
 FULL HAND a case of gonorrhea and syphilis together …E20 US sl.
 FULL HOUSE an infection of all the sexual diseases at once …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FUNK any sexually transmitted disease …2000s US students’  sl.
 GARDEN-GOUT venereal disease contracted in a Covent Garden brothel …E18 Brit. sl.
 GLEAT venereal infection in the rectum …1940s Aust. sl.
 GLUE gonorrhea …M19 sl.
 GOLDILOCKS a sexually transmitted infection …1998 UK rhyming slang for ‘pox’
 GOODYEAR venereal disease, esp. gonorrhoea …L16 sl.
 GOOSE a venereal bubo …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GREAT POX syphilis … 1529 obs.
 GRINCUMS syphilis …Bk1903 sl.
 GUN gonorrhea …19C obs. sl.
 HADDUMS venereal disease …M17 sl.
 HAD ‘EM venereal disease …M17 sl.
 HAIRCUT a sore on a man’s penis as the result of a sexually transmitted infection …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
 HARD SORE a syphilitic chancre as opposed to a ‘soft sore’ …20C sl.
 HAT AND CAP gonorrhea …E20 US rhyming sl. for ‘clap’
 IRISH BUTTON a syphilitic bubo …20C sl. (possibly an error for ‘Irish mutton’)
 IRISH MUTTON syphilis …E20 US sl.
 JACK syphilis (also THE JACK) …1954 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘jack-in-the-box = pox’
 JACK-IN-THE-BOX syphilis …c1870 rhyming sl. on ‘pox’
 JOHNNY ROCKS syphilis …1920s Irish sl.
 KERTERVER-CARTZO venereal disease, esp. syphilis …M19 sl.
 LADIES’ FEVER any venereal disease …M19 Brit. jocular euphemism
 LITTLE CASINO gonorrhea (in contrast to syphilis) …1968 US sl.
 LOAD a bout of venereal infection …1937 sl.
 LULU a serious or fresh case of gonorrhea …E20 US sl.
 MALADY OF FRANCE syphilis …Shakespeare usage
 MARBLES syphilis; syphilitic buboes …L16 sl.
 MEASLES syphilis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 NAG a case of venereal disease …M18 sl.
 NAIL a venereal infection …1910s US sl.
 NAP an infection of a venereal disease …L17 Brit.
 NEAPOLITAN a form of syphilis …1631 obs. rare
 NEAPOLITAN CONSOLATION a form of syphilis …a1704 euphemism obs.
 NEAPOLITAN DISEASE a form of syphilis …1656 obs.
 NEAPOLITAN FAVOUR a form of syphilis …1592 euphemism obs.
 NEAPOLITAN SCAB a form of syphilis …1671 obs.
 NEOPOLITAN syphilis …E17 euphemism
 NERVO AND KNOX venereal disease, esp. syphilis …1940s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘pox’
 OLD DOG, THE syphilis ..1935 US sl.
 OLD JOE(,THE) syphilis …1948 US sl., esp. Navy usage
 OLD JOE(,THE) any venereal disease …M20 US sl.
 OLD RAL(, THE) syphilis …1899 US sl.
 OLD RALE(, THE) syphilis …1899 US sl.
 OLD THING syphilis …1930s US criminals’ sl.
 P syphilis …M17 sl.
 PACKAGE a sexually transmitted infection, esp. gonorrhea …1950 US sl.
 PEARL a syphilis sore …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 POCK, THE syphilis …ME
 POCKES syphilis; occasionally for smallpox …E16
 POX syphilis …1503 sl.
 POXOLOGY a study of syphilis …18C Brit.
 PRO-PACK a small kit or envelope containing a sheath, strong soap, and an astringent, for use as a protection against venereal disease …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
 PROPHYLACTIC a thin rubber sheath worn over the penis during sexual intercourse, usually as a contraceptive device, but legally available only for ‘prevention of (venereal) disease’ …Bk1974 sl.
 RAHL, THE syphilis …M20 US
 RAIL, THE syphilis; a case of syphilis …1960 Amer. sl.
 RAL, THE syphilis; a case of syphilis …1899 Amer. sl.
 RALE syphilis …1956 Amer. sl.
 SAL a form of treatment for syphilis …M18
 SAUCE a venereal disease …L17
 SCABBADO syphilis …M17 sl.
 SCALDER venereal disease …E19 sl.
 SCRUD a painful disease, esp. a venereal disease …1930s US sl., orig. military
 SHORT-ARM an inspection of the penis for venereal disease or other infection …1919 sl.
 SHORT-ARM DRILL medical inspection for venereal disease …World War II colloq.
 SHORT-ARM INSPECTION medical inspection for venereal disease …World War II colloq.
 SIFF syphilis …1914 sl.
 SIGMA syphilis …E19 Brit. sl.
 SIGMA PHI syphilis …E19 Brit. sl.
 SIPH syphilis …1914 sl.
 SIR AND MISS syphilis …2003 UK rhyming sl.
 SPANISH FOOTBALL a sexually transmitted infection …1961 UK sl.
 SPECIFIC STOMACH syphilis …20C US euphemism
 SPECIFIC ULCER syphilis …20C US
 STRAIN gonorrhea …20C Brit. euphemism
 SYPH syphilis …1914 sl.
 TOOL-CHECK a military inspection of the male genitals for venereal disease …E20 Brit. military sl.
 V.D. venereal disease …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 VENUS’S CURSE a venereal disease, syphilis or gonorrhea …19C
 VEROL French pox; syphilis …1596 obs. rare
 VEROLA syphilis …1600 obs.
 VIETNAM ROSE any sexually transmitted infection …1988 Aust. sl.
 WINCHESTER-GOOSE a venereal bubo or swelling …L16 sl.
 WINCHESTER-PIGEON a venereal bubo or swelling …L16 sl.
 WINTER COALS syphilis …19C Brit. sl.
 WREATH OF ROSES a venereal ulcer …1900s sl.
 YAWS syphilis …1824 Sc.
 
VENEREAL DISEASE – NOUNS, PERSON
 BARBER a prostitute diseased with syphilis …1592 sl.
 BIG BOY WITH A FEVER a man with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 BROAD WITH A HEAT WAVE a woman with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 BURNED BROAD a woman with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 BURNED HOOKER a woman with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 BURNED HUSTLER a woman with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 BURNED QUAIL a woman with a venereal disease …World War II Amer. sl.
 CLAPSTER a male who is infected with gonorrhea …19C Brit. sl.
 CLAPTRAP a sexually loose woman presumed to be infected with gonorrhea …19C sl.
 FIRE-PLUG a male infected with venereal disease, esp. gonorrhea …E19 Brit. sl.
 FRESH COW a man with a fresh case of gonorrhea …E20 US criminals’ sl.
 GERM a person with gonorrhea …World War II Amer. sl.  
 POXBOX a woman presumed to be infected with syphilis; the vagina of a woman presumed to be infected with syphilis …20C sl.
 QUEER MORT a woman suffering from venereal disease; a dirty drab; a jilting wench …M17 UK criminals’ sl.
 VENERIALIST a specialist in venereal diseases …1763 obs.
– WINCHESTER GOOSE a person infected with a venereal bubo …1611 sl. 
 YEOMAN OF THE VINEGAR BOTTLE a sufferer from venereal disease …1592 sl.
 
VENEREAL DISEASE – PHRASES
 IN FOR THE PLATE venereally infected …Bk1896 sl.
 
VENEREAL DISEASE – VERBS
 BE LAID UP IN JOB’S DOCK to be treated in hospital for a venereal disease …L18 sl.
 BE ONE OF THE KNIGHTS to have syphilis …1940s homosexual sl.
 CLAP to infect with gonorrhea …M17
 COP A DOSE to catch venereal disease …1940s sl.
 COP A PACKET to suffer a dose of venereal disease …1930s sl.
 GET A PACKET to suffer a dose of venereal disease …1930s sl.
 GET A TICKET to get a venereal disease …c1918 Aust. sl.
 HAVE A FULL HOUSE to have all the venereal diseases at once …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 HAVE A PACKET to suffer a dose of venereal disease …1930s sl.
 HAVE A RUSTY-RIFLE to have a venereal disease …E20 Brit. military usage
 NAP to infect with a venereal disease …L17 Brit.
 POCKES to infect someone with syphilis …17C Brit.
 POX to infect someone with syphilis …17C Brit.
 SCALD to infect with venereal disease …L16 sl.
 TAKE FRENCH LESSONS to contract venereal disease …20C sl.
 TAKE THE BAYONET COURSE to be subjected to a cure of bismuth subcarbonate and neoarsphenamine for venereal disease; injections of the drug continued weekly over a period of years …1910s sl.


VENEZUELA – NOUNS, PERSON
a native or inhabitant of Venezuela VENEZUELAN 1836


VENGEANCE, VENGEFUL – ADJECTIVES
 VENGEABLE inclined or ready to take vengeance or inflict retaliative injury …c1380 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 VENGEANT avenging; executing vengeance; inflicting retributive punishment …a1340 obs.
 VENGING avenging; executing vengeance …c1470
– WREAKFUL given or addicted to revenge; vengeful, malicious, angry …1531 now rare or obs.
 
VENGEANCE etc. – NOUNS
 PIECE OF SOMEONE’S ASS vengeance against someone, esp.  in the form of a beating, a thrashing, a punishment …1959 US sl.
 QUATS vengeance, satisfaction, requital, quits …1879 Sc.
 ULTION vengeance, revenge, avengement …c1550 obs. rare
 VENGE vengeance …1587 obs.
 VENGEMENT vengeance …1338 obs.
– VINDICTIVOLENCE the desire of revenging oneself or of taking vengeance …1865 nonce word
 
VENGEANCE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 VENGEANCER one who inflicts vengeance …c1440 obs.
 VENGER an avenger; one who takes vengeance on a person …a1340 now poetic usage
 VENGERESS a female avenger …c1374 obs. rare
 VENGESOUR an avenger …1382 obs. rare


VENISON – ADJECTIVES
 VENISONIVOROUS given to eating venison …c1831 nonce word
 
VENISON – NOUNS
 ADIRONDACK GOAT venison from a deer killed out of season …1954 Amer. dial.
 ADIRONDACK STEAK venison from a deer killed out of season …1954 Amer. dial.
 BALSAM STEAK venison having a very gamey taste …1969 Amer. jocular usage
 BREAD lean venison; the breast of a wild turkey …1824 Amer. dial. obs.
 LIGHTFOOT venison …B1900 cant obs.
 MINNESOTA MUTTON venison …1968 Amer. dial.
 MOUNTAIN LAMB venison from a deer killed out of season …1887 Amer. dial.
 MOUNTAIN MUTTON venison from a deer killed out of season …1890 Amer. dial.
 MOUNTAIN PORK venison from a deer killed out of season …1967 Amer. dial.
 MOUNTAIN VEAL venison from a deer killed out of season …1967 Amer. dial.
 MOWITCH venison …1958 Amer. dial.
 ORCHARD BEEF venison …1987 Amer. dial.
 SIDEHILL HALIBUT illegally killed venison …1967 Amer. dial.
 SIDEHILL JERKY illegally killed venison …1967 Amer. dial.
 SIDEHILL SALMON illegally killed venison …1967 Amer. dial.
 VENGENCE venison …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.


VENOM – NOUNS
– venom, poison ATTER Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– venom, poison GALL 1340 obs.
– venom, poison VENIN c1330 obs.


VENOMOUS, VENOMOUSLY, VENOMOUSNESS – ADJECTIVES
 ATTERN venomous …1790 Eng. dial.
 CANKERED infected, polluted; infectious, venomous …1633 obs.
 CANKEROUS venomous …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 ETHERISH adderlike, venomous in temper …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 TOADISH venomous …1611 obs.
 VEEPERATE venomous, malicious, fiery-tempered …1903 Sc.
 VEEPERIT vicious, venomous …1903 Sc.
 VEMONSOME venomous …1895 Eng. dial.
 VENENE poisonous, venomous …1665 rare
 VENENOSE poisonous, venomous …1673 rare
 VENENOUS poisonous, venomous …c1425 rare
 VENOM venomous; virulent, malignant, spiteful, fierce, malicious, savage …a1350 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 VENOMFUL venomous, poisonous …1544 obs.
 VENOMLESS corruption of venomous …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VENOMSOME venomous, spiteful, malicious …1660 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 VENOMY venomous, spiteful, malignant, malicious …c1400 rare
 VIPOROUS venomous …1827 Sc. obs.
 
VENOMOUS  etc. – ADVERBS
 VENOMLY venomously; with venom …1387 obs. rare
 VIPOROUSLY venomously …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 
VENOMOUS  etc. – NOUNS
 VENOMNESS the quality of being poisonous, venomousness …1543 rare
 VENOMOUSHEAD the quality of being poisonous, venomousness …a1400 obs.
 VENOMOUSTY the quality of being poisonous, venomousness …1377 obs.
 VENOMY venomousness, spite, malice …1548 obs.
 
VENOMOUS  etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 SPIT-POISON a venomous or malicious person; one given to calumny …a1716 rare


VENTILATE, VENTILATED, VENTILATION – ADJECTIVES
– capable of being ventilated VENTILABLE 1881 US

VENTILATE etc. – NOUNS
– a large pipe for ventilation AIR TUNNEL 1805 obs.

VENTILATE etc. – VERBS
– to ventilate; to supply with fresh air VENT 1601 obs.


VENTRILOQUISM, VENTRILOQUIST – ADJECTIVES
 GASTRILOQUIAL speaking from the belly; pert. to ventriloquism …1864
 GASTRILOQUOUS speaking from the belly …1731
 VENTRILOQUAL uttered as if from the abdomen …1864 rare
 VENTRILOQUE uttered as if from the abdomen …1826 rare
 VENTRILOQUIAL uttered as if from the abdomen …1836
 VENTRILOQUISTIC using or practising ventriloquism …1830
 VENTRILOQUOUS using or practising ventriloquism …1713
 
VENTRILOQUISM etc. – NOUNS
 GASTRILOQUISM ventriloquism …1831
 GASTRILOQUY ventriloquism …1848
 TOMMY TALKER a ventriloquist’s dummy with a pull string …1930s sl.
 VENTRILOCUTION ventriloquism …1846 obs.
 VENTRILOQUY ventriloquism …1584
 
VENTRILOQUISM etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 ENGASTRIMYTH one who appears to speak in the belly; a ventriloquist …1598 obs.
 GASTRILOQUIST a ventriloquist …1785
 GASTROMYTH one that speaks inwardly, as out of his belly; a ventriloquist …Bk1656
 OB a wizard, magician, sorcerer, ventriloquist …1659 obs.
 VENT a ventriloquist …1893 UK sl.
 VENT ACT a ventriloquist …1893 UK sl.
 VENTRILOQUE a ventriloquist …1681 rare
 VENTRILOQUIST one who speaks in such a manner that the sound seems to issue from the air, or from other persons or inanimate things; one who practices or is expert in ventriloquy or ventriloquism; in modern use, one who gives public exhibitions of his skill in this art …1656
 VENTRILOQUUS a ventriloquist …1644 obs.
 VENTRO a ventriloquist …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
 YELPER a person skilled at imitating the voices of others; a ventriloquist …Bk1988 
 
VENTRILOQUISM etc. – VERBS
 HARIOLATE to practice ventriloquism …1656 obs.
 VENTRILOQUIZE to use or practise ventriloquism; to speak or produce sounds in the manner of a ventriloquist …1844


VENTURE, VENTURESOME, VENTURESOMELY, VENTURESOMENESS, VENTUROUS – ADJECTIVES
 AUNTY of persons: ready, bold, venturesome, high-spirited …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 DANGEROUS ready to run into or meet danger; venturesome …1621 obs. rare
 DARESOME venturesome, foolhardy …1864 Eng. dial.
 FURTHERSOME inclined to go forward; rash, venturous …1862
 HAZARDOUS addicted to risks; venturesome …1580 obs.
 JEOPARDOUS addicted to risks; venturesome, daring …1494
 MIRACULOUS wild, eccentric; reckless, venturesome, careless; very drunk …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
 NECK OR NOUGHT risky, venturesome …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VENTURABLE adventurable; attemptable; venturous, hazardous …1576 obs. rare
 VENTURELESS venturesome, foolhardy, rash …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
VENTURE etc. – ADVERBS
 DANGEROUSLY venturesomely …1642 obs. rare
 
VENTURE etc. – NOUNS
 HAZARDRY the incurring of risk; venturesomeness …1590 obs. rare
 VENTURESHIP venturousness …1583 obs.
 
VENTURE etc. – VERBS
 ANTER to venture, to chance …1742 Sc.
 AUNTER to venture, to chance …1742 Sc.
 FASHION to dare, to presume, to venture; to have the face to …1847 Eng. dial.
 JEOPARD to risk oneself, to run the risk; to venture, to adventure …1430-40 obs.
 MAKE A HAZARD to make a guess or venture …1850
 MINT to endeavour, to attempt; to venture, to dare, to presume …1724 Sc.  
 MIRD to attempt, to venture …1809 Sc. 


VENUS – ADJECTIVES
– pert. to the planet Venus CYTHEREAN 1885


VERACIOUS, VERACITY – ADJECTIVES
VERIDICAL speaking, telling, or relating the truth; truthful, veracious …1653
VERIDICOUS truthful, veracious …1817
VERIFICAL speaking the truth, truthful, veracious …a1660 obs.
– VERILOQUOUS speaking the truth; truthful, veracious …1672 obs.
VERITABLE of persons: speaking the truth; truthful, veracious …1489 obs.

VERACIOUS etc. – NOUNS
VERITABLENESS truth, veracity …1664 rare
VERITY truthfulness, veracity, sincerity …c1555


VERANDAH – NOUNS
– a verandah, a porch GALANDA Bk1900 Eng. dial.


VERBOSE, VERBOSITY – ADJECTIVES
 BAGGY of language: inflated, verbose …1866
 FATMOUTH boastful, noisy, verbose …1960s sl., orig. African-American
 FAT-MOUTHED boastful, noisy, verbose …1960s sl., orig. African-American
 GABBERING loquacious, talkative, verbose …M17 Eng. dial.
 LABA-LABA talkative, verbose, effusive …1980s Black British sl.
 LABBA-LABBA talkative, verbose, effusive …1980s Black British sl.
 VERBAL using many words; talkative, verbose …1611 obs.
 VERBOSIOUS verbose, long-winded …1676 obs.
 VERBOUS verbose, long-winded …1657 obs. rare
 
VERBOSE etc. – NOUNS
 CHATS excessive verbosity, caused by nerves, fear, shock, etc. …1960s sl.
 LONGILOQUENCE a speaking at great or excessive length; long-windedness, verbosity …1836 rare
 LONG LANGUAGE verbosity …1589 obs.
 PALAVERMENT verbiage …1816 nonce word
 VERBAGE verbosity, excessive wordiness …1787 rare
 VERBAL DIARRHOEA unwarranted verbosity …1823 sl.
 YAPPINESS verbosity, talkativeness …1930s colloq.
 
VERBOSE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 LANGUAGER a verbose person …1483 obs. rare
 SCLORE a verbose, empty talker; a chatterbox; one who prates on endlessly …1923 Sc.
 TOOTLER a writer of twaddle, one who is verbose …1883 
 
VERBOSE etc. – VERBS
 BLOVIATE to talk aimlessly and boastingly; to speak arrogantly or pompously; to be verbose; to wander from the subject …1847 Amer.  


VERDICT – NOUNS
– verdict, opinion, judgement VARDY 1731-8 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


VERDIGRIS – NOUNS
– verdigris; a green incrustation on brass or copper VERD ANTIQUE a1835
– verdigris formed on the surface of dirty brass candlesticks, etc. CANKER Bk1899 Amer. dial.


VERIFICATION, VERIFY – ADJECTIVES
– that verifies, affording proof VERIFICATIVE 1860 rare
– that verifies, affording proof VERIFICATORY 1834

VERIFICATION etc. – NOUNS
– verification VERIFYMENT a1325 obs.
– verification, a proving; averment VERMENT 1472 obs.
– verification, confirmation, the act of proving VEREFIANCE c1450 obs.


VERITABLE – ADJECTIVES
– veritable; genuine, real DINKUM 1914 Aust. & NZ


VERMIN – ADJECTIVES
COOTY suffering an infestation of body lice or similar vermin …1920s sl.
VERMINIAN consisting or composed of vermin …1640 obs.
VERMINULOUS made by vermin …1665-6 obs.
VERMINY infested with vermin; verminous …1859 rare

VERMIN – NOUNS
BOSOM CHUMS lice, vermin … World War I Amer. sl.
GAME vermin …1748 obs.
GANGREL creeping vermin …1818 Sc. obs.
LIVE STOCK fleas, body lice, etc. …1785 sl.
SCRIDE a swarm, esp. of vermin …1898 Sc.

VERMIN – VERBS
EEM to be infested with vermin; to be alive with small creatures …1908 Sc.
SCRIDE;  SKREID to swarm; to be covered with vermin …1898 Sc.
WALL to swarm with vermin …c1000 obs.
WAMBLE to swarm with vermin …1485 obs. rare


VERMONT – NOUNS
– the northeastern part of Vermont NORTHEAST KINGDOM 1967 Amer. dial.
– Vermont GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– Vermont LAND OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– Vermont RED CLOVER STATE Bk1942 Amer. sl.

VERMONT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a native or inhabitant of the state of Vermont VARMOUNTER 1815 US


VERSATILE, VERSATILITY – ADJECTIVES
FACULIZED versatile; endowed with many faculties or abilities …1816 Amer. dial.
FACULTISED versatile; endowed with many faculties or abilities …1871 Amer. dial.
– VERSATILOUS marked by versatility or variableness; versatile …1629 obs. rare

VERSATILE etc. – NOUNS
VERSABILITY versatility …1673 obs.
VERSATILOUSNESS versatility …1640 obs.

VERSATILE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
ALL-AROUNDER a person with ability in many departments …1906
ALL-ROUND MAN a man with ability in many departments; originally a cricketer …1863 colloq.
ALL-ROUNDER a person with ability in many departments …1869
DABSTER a clever workman; an expert in any business; one skilled at anything; an adept; a versatile person …1708 colloq.


VERSE – ADJECTIVES
 HARMONICAL of verse: rhythmical, melodious, sweet-sounding …1589 obs.
 MACILENT of verses: jejune, poor …1624 rare
 VERSICAL composed or written in verse …1854 rare
 
VERSE – NOUNS
 ACROSTIC the beginning or end of a verse …1614 obs.
 BAGATELLE a piece of verse or music in a light style …1827
 BASTON a stanza, or verse …a1300 obs.
 HARPING verses, poetry, ‘song’ …1819
 JABBERWOCK nonsense language or verse …19C
 JABBERWOCKY nonsense verse …19C
 VERSELET a little verse; a small poem …1836
 VERSEMANSHIP verse-making …1762 rare
 VERSEMONGERY the writing of bad verse …1836
 VERSET a little or short verse …1615
 VERSICLE a short or single metrical line; a little verse …1573
 
VERSE – NOUNS, PERSON
 SINGER a composer of poetry or verse; a poet …1560
 VERSE-FELLOW a fellow or companion verse-maker …1592 obs.
 VERSEMAKER one who makes or writes verses; a poet …1647
 VERSEMAN a man who writes verse; a poet; later, a minor poet or versifier …1652
 VERSEMONGER a versifier, esp. one who writes poor or indifferent verse; a poetaster …1634
 VERSER a writer of verse; a poet …c1611
 
VERSE – VERBS
 RAISE METRE to write verse …1844 Sc.


VERTIGO – ADJECTIVES
– TURN-SICK affected with vertigo, giddy, dizzy, light-headed …c1440 obs.

VERTIGO – NOUNS
HEAD-SWIMMING vertigo, dizziness …1917 Amer. dial.
MIRLIGOES dizziness, vertigo affecting the sight; especially in the phrase, “in the mirligoes” – in a state of dizziness …1773 Sc.
TIEGO vertigo …1634 obs.- TURN-SICK vertigo, swimming in the head …c1450 obs.


VERVE – NOUNS
– verve, energy, staying power; courage, force of character GUTS 1893 colloq.
– verve, exuberance, spirit; energy, vitality BOUNCE 1909
– verve, zest OCTANE 1994 Amer. sl.


VERY – ADJECTIVES
 CRUEL very …1985 US sl.
 EVERLASTING exceeding, excessive, very …M19 US sl.
 GALLOWS impish, wild, mischievous; esp. used of children …1882 Eng. dial.
 MIGHTY very, extremely, quite …1816 Amer. dial.
 
VERY – ADVERBS
 ABOUT HALF very, quite, exceptionally …1962 Amer. sl.
 ALARMING extensively, very, exceedingly …1874 Eng. dial.
 ALL very …1994 sl.
 ALMIGHTY very; greatly; extremely …1830 colloq.
 AS ALL HELL very, extremely …20C
 AS BE DAMNED very, extremely …1939 Ireland
 ASTRONOMICALLY very, extremely (small, large, etc.) …1949 colloq.
 AUDACIOUS exceedingly, uncommonly, very …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 AWESOME very, exceedingly, extremely …1895 Sc.
 AWFUL exceedingly; very …1818 colloq.
 AWFULLY very, exceedingly, extremely …1820 colloq.
 BALLY exceedingly, very …20C sl.
 BEDAMNED a general intensifier, very, very much, exactly, completely …L16
 BIAS very …Bk1911 Sc. 
 BIG very, exceedingly …1890 Amer. dial.
 BIG TIME totally, very …20C teen & high school sl.
 BREAMING intensely, very …1936 Amer. dial.
 DAISY very …L19 US sl.
 DAMN a general intensifier, very, very much, exactly, completely …M19
 DAMNABLY very, exceedingly …19C colloq.
 DAMNED a general intensifier, very, very much, exactly, completely …L16
 DANDY very …1952 Amer. dial.
 DEAD intensifier; very, thoroughly, absolutely, extremely, completely; wholeheartedly …1589
 DEADLY excessively, exceedingly, extremely, very …1688
 DEARLY very; exceedingly; extremely …1896 Eng. dial.  
 DEVILISH very, extremely …1968 Amer. dial.
 DREADFUL very …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 EARDLY very, exceedingly …1790 Eng. dial.
 ELVITCH very, extremely …1900 Sc.
 ENORMOUS very, exceedingly …1817 Amer. dial.
 EVERLASTING very, extremely; damned …1832 Amer. dial.
 EVERLASTINGLY very, extremely, immeasurably, excessively; damned …1889 Amer. dial.
 FAIR very, absolutely, really …M19
 FARRANTLY adv. fairly; very, exceedingly …1819 Eng. dial.
 FAT very, extremely …1960s sl.
 FILTHILY very …20C sl.
 FURIOUSLY very, extremely …20C teen & high school sl.
 GAIN nearly, almost; pretty, tolerably; very, quite …Bk1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 GAINLY thoroughly, completely; very …c1350 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 HECK-CITY very …2004 US sl.
 HEEDLY very, exceedingly …1790 Eng. dial.
 HUMMING exceedingly, very …18C sl.
 HYAS big, large, very …1953 Can.
 JESUSLY extremely, very …1935 Amer. dial.
 JOLLY extremely; very, esp. when used ironically …M19 Brit. colloq.
 JUST absolutely, definitely, very …L19 sl.
 LAMMING very, exceptionally …1956 Amer. dial.
 LIKE A BANDIT enthusiastically, very, fast, very successfully …1970s US sl.
 LOUSY very, extremely …1932 Amer. dial.
 MAD very, extremely …a1972 Amer. sl., esp. Black usage
 MAIN very, much, greatly; quite …1803 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
 MAIN BIG very, exceedingly …1895 Amer. dial.
 MAINS very, much, greatly …1684 Eng. dial.
 MAJOR-LEAGUE very, extremely; to a great extent …1990 Amer. sl.
 MASS very …1927 Amer. dial.
 MASTER very …1750 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 MASTERFUL very …1933 Amer. dial.
 MASTEROUS very, extremely …1904 Amer. dial.
 MASTROUS very, extremely …1904 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 MAZING very, amazingly; wonderfully, astonishingly …1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 MAZINLY very, exceedingly, extremely …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MEAN very, exceedingly …1940 Amer. dial.
 MERCIFUL very …1874 Eng. dial.
 MIGHTY very, greatly, exceedingly; often used ironically …1715 UK
 MIRACULOUS excessively, very …1881 Sc.  
 MISERABLE very, extremely, exceedingly …1889 Eng. dial.  
 MONDO very, exceedingly …1968 Amer. sl.
 MONSTROUS exceedingly, very …1590
 MORTAL very …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 MORTIAL very …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 MUCHO very …1973 US sl.
 MUCKLE very …1773 Sc.
 NATION very, extremely …1785 Eng. & Amer.
 NATIONLY very, extremely …1897 Eng. dial.
 ODIOUS very, exceedingly …1877 Sc.
 OUTDACIOUS extremely, very …1941 Amer. dial.
 PLUM very, entirely …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 POWERFUL very …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 QUEER very …Bk1892 Ireland
 QUEINT very, exceedingly …1773 Eng. dial.
 RAFTY very …Bk19C Eng. dial.
 RARE very; exceedingly …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RASPING very, exceedingly …1877 Eng. dial.
 REGULAR quite, utterly, very …1851 Eng. dial.
 RIGHT very; quite …1837 Amer. dial.
 RIGHT-DOWN very, truly …1828 Amer. dial.
 SCANDALOUS very, exceedingly, excessively …1884 Eng. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
 TARNAL very, extremely …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 TARNATIONALLY very, exceedingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TEDIOUS very, exceedingly …1790 Eng. dial.
 THERY very …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TORN DOWN violently, very …1836 Amer. dial.
 TO THE MAST-HEAD to the utmost limit, to the end; extremely, very, in abundance …1821 Sc.
 UNCO extremely, remarkably, very …1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 UNCOTH very, uncommonly …1895 Eng. dial.
 UNDENIABLE very, extremely, unquestionably …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 UNFREELIE very …Bk1905 Sc.
 UNKID very …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 UNKIN very, unusually …1892 Sc.
 UNMERCIFULLY extremely, extraordinarily, very …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 V very …L19
 VAST exceedingly, very …1809 Eng. dial.
 VEDDY very …1859 UK jocular
 VENAMOUS exceedingly, very …1924 Sc.
 VENGEABLE exceedingly, greatly, very, extremely; excessively …1542 obs.
 VENGEABLY exceedingly, greatly, very …c1550 arch.
 VILE very, exceedingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WICKED very; extremely, really, totally …1960 Amer. dial.
 WONDERFUL very …1841 Amer. dial.
 YEARDLY very, exceedingly …1790 Eng. dial.