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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vampvæmp(n.)

  1. the portion of a shoe upper that covers the instep and toes.

  2. something pieced together.

  3. an introductory musical passage commonly consisting of a repeated succession of chords played before the start of a solo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. (v.t.)to repair (a shoe) with a new vamp.

  5. to patch; repair.

  6. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch.

  7. to concoct or invent:

    to vamp up ugly rumors.

  8. (v.i.)to play a musical vamp.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of vamp:

1175–1225; ME vampe < AF; MF avant-pie=avant- fore- (see avaunt ) +pie foot (< L pedem, acc. of pēs)

vamp′ish(adj.)

vampvæmp(n.)

  1. a seductive woman.

  2. (v.t.)to seduce with feminine charms.

  3. (v.i.)to act as a vamp.

Origin of vamp:

1905–10; short for vampire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser(noun)

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  2. vamp(noun)

    an improvised musical accompaniment

  3. vamp(verb)

    piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe

  4. vamp, vamp up(verb)

    make up

    "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

  5. vamp, vamp up(verb)

    piece (something old) with a new part

    "vamp up an old speech"

  6. vamp(verb)

    act seductively with (someone)

  7. vamp, revamp(verb)

    provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

    "revamp my old boots"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vamp(verb)

    to advance; to travel

  2. Vamp(noun)

    the part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper

  3. Vamp(noun)

    any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t

  4. Vamp(verb)

    to provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up

Freebase

  1. Vesicle-associated membrane protein

    Vesicle associated membrane proteins are a family of SNARE proteins with similar structure, and are mostly involved in vesicle fusion. VAMP1 and VAMP2 proteins known as synaptobrevins are expressed in brain and are constituents of the synaptic vesicles, where they participate in neuromediator release. VAMP3 is ubiquitously expressed and participates in regulated and constitutive exocytosis as a constituent of secretory granules and secretory vesicles. VAMP5 and VAMP7 participate in constitutive exocytosis. VAMP5 is a constituent of secretory vesicles, myotubes and tubulovesicular structures. VAMP7 is found both in secretory granules and endosomes. VAMP8 participates in endocytosis and is found in early endosomes. VAMP8 also participates the regulated exocytosis in pancreatic acinar cells. VAMP4 is involved in transport from the Golgi.


Translations for VAMP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

paunch(noun)

a large, round stomach

He developed quite a paunch.

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