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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vice′ pres′identvaɪs(n.)

or vice′-pres′ident

  1. (often caps.) a governmental officer next in rank to a president, serving as president in the event of the president's death, disability, removal, or resignation.

    Category: Government

  2. an officer who serves as a deputy to a president or oversees a special division or function, as in a corporation.

    Category: Government

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vice president, V.P.(noun)

    an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vice president(noun)ˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs

    a politician or company officer, ranked just below a president

    ***the office of the Vice President

  2. vice presidentˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs

    one of several high-level managers in some companies

    the Vice President of Marketing


  1. vice president(Noun)

    A deputy to a president, often empowered to assume the position of president on his death or absence

  2. vice president(Noun)

    An executive in a business in charge of a department or branch

  3. Vice President(Noun)

    The secondary office to the President of the United States, being the first in line of succession to the President, and also acting as presiding officer of the U.S. Senate.

  4. Origin: From vice and president


  1. Vice President

    A vice president is an officer in government or business who is below a president in rank. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning 'in place of'. In some countries, the vice president is called the deputy president. A common colloquial term for the office is vee-pee, deriving from a phonetic interpretation of the abbreviation VP.


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