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vise

also vice  (vīs)
n.
A heavy clamp, usually mounted on a workbench and operated by a screw or lever, used in carpentry or metalworking to hold a piece in position.
tr.v. vised, vis·ing, vis·es also viced or vic·ing or vic·es
To hold or compress in or as if in a vise.

[Middle English vis, screwlike device, from Old French, screw, from Latin vītis, vine (from its spiral wrappings); see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

vise

(vaɪs)
n, vb
(Tools) US a variant spelling of vice2

vise

or vice

(vaɪs)

n., v. vised, vis•ing. n.
1. any of various devices, usu. having two jaws adjusted by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it.
v.t.
2. to hold, press, or squeeze with or as if with a vise.
[1300–50; Middle English vis < Old French: screw < Latin vītis vine]
vise′like`, adj.

vi•sé

(ˈvi zeɪ, viˈzeɪ)

n., v.t. vi•séed, vi•sé•ing.
[1810–20; < French, past participle of viser to inspect, check; see visa]

vise


Past participle: vised
Gerund: vising

Imperative
vise
vise
Present
I vise
you vise
he/she/it vises
we vise
you vise
they vise
Preterite
I vised
you vised
he/she/it vised
we vised
you vised
they vised
Present Continuous
I am vising
you are vising
he/she/it is vising
we are vising
you are vising
they are vising
Present Perfect
I have vised
you have vised
he/she/it has vised
we have vised
you have vised
they have vised
Past Continuous
I was vising
you were vising
he/she/it was vising
we were vising
you were vising
they were vising
Past Perfect
I had vised
you had vised
he/she/it had vised
we had vised
you had vised
they had vised
Future
I will vise
you will vise
he/she/it will vise
we will vise
you will vise
they will vise
Future Perfect
I will have vised
you will have vised
he/she/it will have vised
we will have vised
you will have vised
they will have vised
Future Continuous
I will be vising
you will be vising
he/she/it will be vising
we will be vising
you will be vising
they will be vising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vising
you have been vising
he/she/it has been vising
we have been vising
you have been vising
they have been vising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vising
you will have been vising
he/she/it will have been vising
we will have been vising
you will have been vising
they will have been vising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vising
you had been vising
he/she/it had been vising
we had been vising
you had been vising
they had been vising
Conditional
I would vise
you would vise
he/she/it would vise
we would vise
you would vise
they would vise
Past Conditional
I would have vised
you would have vised
he/she/it would have vised
we would have vised
you would have vised
they would have vised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vise - a holding device attached to a workbenchvise - a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
holding device - a device for holding something
jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
machinist's vise, metalworking vise - a vise with two parallel iron jaws and a wide opening below
shoulder vise, wood vise, woodworking vise - a vise with jaws that are padded in order to hold lumber without denting it
Translations
svěrák
ruuvipuristin
mengele
satu
thorno
primež

vise

[ˈvaɪs] n (US) (TECHNICAL)étau m
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