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Definitions of Vis

  1. Physical force. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Moral power. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Force; power. Vis inertioe, the resistance in a body to change either its state of rest or state of motion; inert state or unwillingness to change a habit. Vis viva, living force, or kinetic energy. Vis mortua, dead force, or force doing no work. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. In mech., force; power. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Vis

  1. The phaeton was there as well as the carriage for two persons, which this time was an elegant vis a- vis so light and well- hung that Donna Cecilia praised it highly when she took her seat. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Lucian removed his cigar from between his lips, and lazily contemplated his fair vis a vis – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch