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  1. vedette(Noun)

    A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger.

  2. Origin: From vedette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vedette(noun)

    a sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette

  2. Origin: [F. vedette, It. vedetta, for veletta (influenced by vedere to see, L. videre), from It. veglia watch, L. vigilia. See Vigil.]


  1. Vedette

    The French military term vedette, also spelled vidette, migrated into English and other languages to refer to a mounted sentry or outpost, who has the function of bringing information, giving signals or warnings of danger, etc., to a main body of troops. In modern terms, the soldiers who man listening-posts are the equivalent of vedettes. All around Salisbury Plain in southern England, the roads connecting the plain with the surrounding countryside feature a brick-built guard-post, manned by security officers whenever there is military activity beyond that point. They are known as vedettes, each being named for a local geographic feature. The Gardjola in Senglea, Malta is an example of a vedette. It may be referred to in French as an échauguette. Navies use the term vedette to refer to a small scouting or patrol boat. The term has also been used for specific naval vessels, and a class of flying boat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vedette

    ve-det′, n. a mounted sentry stationed at the outposts of an army to watch an enemy. [Fr.,—It. vedettavedere, to see—L. vidēre, to see.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vedette in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vedette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Excellentes leçons sur le leadership situationnel sont offerts dans un film Hollywoodien "Twelve O'Cllock High" de 1949, mettant en vedette Gregory Peck. Dans ce film, un général inflexibles (Geegory Peck) prend en charge une unité de bombardier avec un moral bas, et transforme cette unité dans une équipe étoile brillante performance. I beaucoup appris sur le leadership de ce film - bien avant mon cours de MBA sur le leadership. Vous pouvez voir comment un vrai leader avance les adeptes au-delà de leurs limites normales, au cours de leur association, en premier révélateur, puis la vente, suivie par la collaboration, et enfin déléguer les tâches. Un vrai leader crée et nourrit de nombreux leaders de la prochaine génération; la leçon que je appris et ai toujours suivi avec succès comme un leader engagé. grâce à «Twelve O'Clock High» pour ces merveilleuses leçons de leadership.

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