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vice 1

 (vīs)
n.
1.
a. A practice or habit considered to be evil, degrading, or immoral: the vices of smoking and drinking.
b. Wicked or depraved conduct or habits; corruption: "sharpers, desperadoes, pirates, and criminals steeped in vice" (Carl Holliday).
2. Prostitution, the sale of illegal drugs, and certain other forms of usually nonviolent criminal behavior.
3.
a. A slight personal failing; a foible: the vice of untidiness.
b. A flaw or imperfection; a defect: "Lady Hester remarked on the vice in his looks" (Edna O'Brien).
4.
a. Vice A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.
b. A jester or buffoon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vitium.]

vice 2

 (vīs)
n. & v.
Variant of vise.

vi·ce 3

 (vī′sē, -sə)
prep.
In place of; replacing: Ms. Fine acted as treasurer, vice Mr. Smith.

[Latin ablative of *vix, change; see vice-.]

vice

(vaɪs)
n
1. an immoral, wicked, or evil habit, action, or trait
2. habitual or frequent indulgence in pernicious, immoral, or degrading practices
3. a specific form of pernicious conduct, esp prostitution or sexual perversion
4. a failing or imperfection in character, conduct, etc: smoking is his only vice.
5. (Pathology) pathol obsolete any physical defect or imperfection
6. a bad trick or disposition, as of horses, dogs, etc
[C13: via Old French from Latin vitium a defect]
ˈviceless adj

vice

(vaɪs) or

vise

n
(Tools) an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to grip (something) with or as if with a vice
[C15: from Old French vis a screw, from Latin vītis vine, plant with spiralling tendrils (hence the later meaning)]
ˈviceˌlike, ˈviseˌlike adj

vice

(vaɪs)
adj
a. (prenominal) serving in the place of or as a deputy for
b. (in combination): viceroy.
n
informal a person who serves as a deputy to another
[C18: from Latin vice, from vicis interchange]

vice

(ˈvaɪsɪ)
prep
instead of; as a substitute for
[C16: from Latin, ablative of vicis change]

Vice

(vaɪs)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in English morality plays) a character personifying a particular vice or vice in general

vice1

(vaɪs)

n.
1. an immoral or evil habit or practice.
2. immoral conduct; depraved behavior.
3. sexual immorality, esp. prostitution.
4. a personal shortcoming; foible.
5. a fault, defect, or flaw.
6. a physical defect or infirmity.
7. a bad habit, as in a horse.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin vitium a fault, defect, vice]
syn: See fault.

vice2

(vaɪs)

n., v.t. viced, vic•ing.

vi•ce3

(ˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs)

prep.
instead of; in the place of.
[1760–70; < Latin: abl. of vicis (genitive; not attested in nominative) interchange, alternation]

vice-

a combining form meaning “deputy,” used esp. in the titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word: viceroy; vice-chancellor; vice-chairman.
[Middle English « Latin vice vice3]

vice


Past participle: viced
Gerund: vicing

Imperative
vice
vice
Present
I vice
you vice
he/she/it vices
we vice
you vice
they vice
Preterite
I viced
you viced
he/she/it viced
we viced
you viced
they viced
Present Continuous
I am vicing
you are vicing
he/she/it is vicing
we are vicing
you are vicing
they are vicing
Present Perfect
I have viced
you have viced
he/she/it has viced
we have viced
you have viced
they have viced
Past Continuous
I was vicing
you were vicing
he/she/it was vicing
we were vicing
you were vicing
they were vicing
Past Perfect
I had viced
you had viced
he/she/it had viced
we had viced
you had viced
they had viced
Future
I will vice
you will vice
he/she/it will vice
we will vice
you will vice
they will vice
Future Perfect
I will have viced
you will have viced
he/she/it will have viced
we will have viced
you will have viced
they will have viced
Future Continuous
I will be vicing
you will be vicing
he/she/it will be vicing
we will be vicing
you will be vicing
they will be vicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vicing
you have been vicing
he/she/it has been vicing
we have been vicing
you have been vicing
they have been vicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vicing
you will have been vicing
he/she/it will have been vicing
we will have been vicing
you will have been vicing
they will have been vicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vicing
you had been vicing
he/she/it had been vicing
we had been vicing
you had been vicing
they had been vicing
Conditional
I would vice
you would vice
he/she/it would vice
we would vice
you would vice
they would vice
Past Conditional
I would have viced
you would have viced
he/she/it would have viced
we would have viced
you would have viced
they would have viced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vice - moral weaknessvice - moral weakness      
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
2.vice - a specific form of evildoingvice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
intemperateness, intemperance - consumption of alcoholic drinks

vice

noun
1. fault, failing, weakness, limitation, defect, deficiency, flaw, shortcoming, blemish, imperfection, frailty, foible, weak point, infirmity Having the odd flutter on the horses is his only vice.
fault good point, strong point, talent, gift
2. wickedness, evil, corruption, sin, depravity, immorality, iniquity, profligacy, degeneracy, venality, turpitude, evildoing offences connected with vice, gaming and drugs
wickedness virtue, morality, honour

vice

noun
Translations
رَذِيلَةرَذيلَهعادَة سيِّئَهمِلْزَمَه
neřestsvěrákzlozvyknecnost
lastskruestikuvane
paheseksikauppa
porok
lösturskrúfstykkislæmur ávani, löstur
悪徳
부도덕한 행위
netikumsskrūvspīlesslikts ieradums
neresťzverák
pregrehaprimež
mana
synd
ข้อบกพร่อง
kötü alışkanlıkmengeneahlaksızlıkciddî ahlâk bozukluğufuhuş
điểm xấu

vice

1 [vaɪs]
A. Nvicio m
a life of viceuna vida de vicio y desenfreno
smoking is his only viceel tabaco es su único vicio
B. CPD vice ring Nasociación f criminal
vice squad Nbrigada f antivicio

vice

2 vise (US) [vaɪs] N (esp Brit) (Mech) → torno m de banco, tornillo m de banco

vice

3 [ˈvaɪsɪ] PREPen lugar de, sustituyendo a

vice

[ˈvaɪs] n
(= evil or immoral behaviour) → vice m
my only vice → mon seul vice
(prostitution, pornography)
... offences connected with vice → les délits de mœurs
(British) (TECHNICAL)étau m

vice

1
nLaster nt; (of horse)Unart f, → Untugend f, → Mucken pl (inf); his main vice is lazinesssein größter Fehler ist die Faulheit; you don’t smoke or drink, don’t you have any vices? (hum)Sie rauchen nicht, Sie trinken nicht, haben Sie denn gar kein Laster? (hum); a life of viceein Lasterleben nt

vice

2, (US) vise
nSchraubstock m; to have/hold something in a vice-like gripetw fest umklammern; (between legs, under arm) → etw fest einklemmen

vice

1 [vaɪs] nvizio

vice

2 [vaɪs] n (tool) → morsa

vice1

(American usually) vise (vais) noun
a kind of strong tool for holding an object firmly, usually between two metal jaws. The carpenter held the piece of wood in a vice; He has a grip like a vice.

vice2

(vais) noun
1. a serious moral fault. Continual lying is a vice.
2. a bad habit. Smoking is not one of my vices.

vice

رَذِيلَة neřest last Laster βίτσιο vicio pahe vice porok vizio 悪徳 부도덕한 행위 gebrek last wada vício порок synd ข้อบกพร่อง kötü alışkanlık điểm xấu 恶习

vice

n. vicio; falta, defecto.
References in classic literature ?
When my husband is Vice," she said, "it will be the same as if we had a hundred Vices
Stubb longed for vermillion stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar; screwing each oar in his big vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.
And again, he need not make himself uneasy at incurring a reproach for those vices without which the state can only be saved with difficulty, for if everything is considered carefully, it will be found that something which looks like virtue, if followed, would be his ruin; whilst something else, which looks like vice, yet followed brings him security and prosperity.
He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
I am, therefore, in a measure constrained to follow that road, and by it I must travel in spite of all the world, and it will be labour in vain for you to urge me to resist what heaven wills, fate ordains, reason requires, and, above all, my own inclination favours; for knowing as I do the countless toils that are the accompaniments of knight-errantry, I know, too, the infinite blessings that are attained by it; I know that the path of virtue is very narrow, and the road of vice broad and spacious; I know their ends and goals are different, for the broad and easy road of vice ends in death, and the narrow and toilsome one of virtue in life, and not transitory life, but in that which has no end; I know, as our great Castilian poet says, that-
He then applied himself to the vice of lying, on which head he was altogether as learned as he had been on the other.
There remains, then, the character between these two extremes,- -that of a man who is not eminently good and just,-yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity, but by some error or frailty.
The universal voice of mankind is always declaring that justice and virtue are honourable, but grievous and toilsome; and that the pleasures of vice and injustice are easy of attainment, and are only censured by law and opinion.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
you have got your favourite vice, too; only your vice isn't mine, and mine isn't yours), I next applied the one infallible remedy--that remedy being, as you know, ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Neither could I be wholly unmoved, after comparing the living with the dead, when I considered how all these pure native virtues were prostituted for a piece of money by their grand-children; who, in selling their votes and managing at elections, have acquired every vice and corruption that can possibly be learned in a court.
To attain this end we must secure a preponderance of virtue over vice and must endeavor to secure that the honest man may, even in this world, receive a lasting reward for his virtue.