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vərˈtu, ˈvɜr tuvir·tu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtu, vertu, connoisseurshipnoun

    love of or taste for fine objects of art

  2. virtu, vertunoun

    artistic quality

  3. virtunoun

    objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)


  1. virtunoun

    Knowledge of the fine arts

  2. virtunoun

    objets d'art collectively


  1. virtu

    Virtù is an Italian word that carries various meanings in different contexts. Its general definition refers to the concept of displaying personal virtues such as strength, bravery, wisdom, or skill. The term is often used in political philosophy, particularly in the writings of Niccolò Machiavelli, to describe the range of personal qualities that a ruler or leader must possess, including the ability to cunningly manipulate both friends and enemies to maintain power and control.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtunoun

    a love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities

  2. Etymology: [It. virt virtue, excellence, from L. virtus. See Virtue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Virtu

    vėr′tōō, or -tōō′, n. a love of the fine arts: taste for curiosities: objects of art or antiquity.—adjs. Virtuose′, Virtuō′sic, exhibiting the qualities and skill of a virtuoso.—ns. Virtuos′ity, lovers of the elegant arts as a class: exceptional skill in some of the fine arts; Virtuō′sō, one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, curiosities, and the like: a skilful musician, painter, &c. (pl. Virtuō′sōs, Virtuō′si):—fem. Virtuō′sa (pl. Virtuō′se, -se); Virtuō′sōship. [It.; a doublet of virtue.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtu in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of virtu in a Sentence

  1. Doug Cifu:

    What we have at Virtu is a technology plant that is multi-asset class, multi-currency and very low latency and very efficient and very scaled, to the extent we can use that asset and leverage that asset into what I will call related and ancillary businesses ... I'm very open to it.

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