Definitions for viceˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vice

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frailty, vice(noun)

    moral weakness

  2. vice(noun)

    a specific form of evildoing

    "vice offends the moral standards of the community"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vice(noun)

    a defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse

  2. Vice(noun)

    a moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance

  3. Vice(noun)

    the buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; -- called also Iniquity

  4. Vice(noun)

    a kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise

  5. Vice(noun)

    a tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements

  6. Vice(noun)

    a gripe or grasp

  7. Vice(verb)

    to hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice

  8. Vice

    in the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned

  9. Vice

    denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc

  10. Origin: [See Vise.]


  1. Vice

    Vice is a North American magazine that is focused on international arts, culture, and news topics. The publication is available free of charge in twenty-eight countries and is financed by advertising. Jesse Pearson was Vice's editor-in-chief for eight years, until his resignation in December 2010. As of March 2013, the magazine's editor-in-chief is Rocco Castoro and its global editor is documentary filmmaker Andy Capper. In April 2013, the Vice YouTube channel displayed over 2,000,000 subscribers.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Orson Welles:

    Gluttony is not a secret vice.

  2. Dick Harpootlian:

    Unless Vice President Biden gets in.

  3. Victor Buono:

    My only aversion to vice, is the price.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    Ambition is not a vice of little people.

  5. Edith Sitwell:

    Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

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