vise


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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
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ruuvipuristin
mengele
satu
thorno
primež

vise

[ˈvaɪs] n (US) (TECHNICAL)étau m
References in classic literature ?
But his hands were bound; and at the first movement he made, he felt the grasp of the powerful Indian who directed the band, pressing his shoulder like a vise.
Go along home, and ad- vise everybody to come and see the tragedy.
Tom recognized that neither lies nor arguments could help him any longer--he was in a vise, with the screw turned on, and out of it there was no budging.
In that vise he was borne across the house and de- posited in his own seat, under a peppering fire of giggles from the whole school.
I held out my hand, and the horrible, soft-spoken, eyeless creature gripped it in a moment like a vise.
As he had been held in a mighty vise of iron he could not move.
Athos uttered a cry of joy and admiration, ran to a closet and drew forth workmen's clothes, which the four friends immediately put on; they then left the hotel, Athos carrying a saw, Porthos a vise, Aramis an axe and D'Artagnan a hammer and some nails.
Benjamin ceased thumbing his money, and raised his head at the instant that Hiram, who was thrown off his guard by the invectives of the hunter, unluckily trusted his person within reach of the steward, who grasped one of his legs with a hand that had the grip of a vise, and whirled the magistrate from his feet, before he had either time to collect his senses or to exercise the strength he did really possess.
Porthos pressed the delicate hand of Aramis in his immense hands, and D'Artagnan remarked that His Greatness gave him his left hand, probably from habit, seeing that Porthos already ten times had been near injuring his fingers covered with rings, by pounding his flesh in the vise of his fist.
You have a high spirit, a high standard; but with you it's all natural and unaffected; you don't seem to have stuck your head into a vise, as if you were sitting for the photograph of propriety.
He was standing close to the door and as soon as it opened his rough old arms closed like a vise round his son's neck, and without a word he began to sob like a child.
And now, pale and cold, the man who had gripped his fingers then and held on to them like a vise, seemed to find nothing except a slight boredom in this unexpected meeting.