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  • English Word Vortex Definition A supposed collection of particles of very subtile matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a sun or a planet. Descartes attempted to account for the formation of the universe, and the movements of the bodies composing it, by a theory of vortices.
  • English Word Vortex Definition Any one of numerous species of small Turbellaria belonging to Vortex and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • English Word Vortexes Definition of Vortex
  • English Word Vortical Definition Of or pertaining to a vortex or vortexes; resembling a vortex in form or motion; whirling; as, a vortical motion.
  • English Word Vorticel Definition A vorticella.
  • English Word Vorticella Definition Any one of numerous species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to Vorticella and many other genera of the family Vorticellidae. They have a more or less bell-shaped body with a circle of vibrating cilia around the oral disk. Most of the species have slender, contractile stems, either simple or branched.
  • English Word Vorticellae Definition of Vorticella
  • English Word Vorticellas Definition of Vorticella
  • English Word Vortices Definition of Vortex
  • English Word Vorticose Definition Vortical; whirling; as, a vorticose motion.
  • English Word Vortiginous Definition Moving rapidly round a center; vortical.
  • English Word Votaress Definition A woman who is a votary.
  • English Word Votaries Definition of Votary
  • English Word Votarist Definition A votary.
  • English Word Votary Definition Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
  • English Word Votary Definition One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life.
  • English Word Vote Definition An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
  • English Word Vote Definition A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
  • English Word Vote Definition That by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote.
  • English Word Vote Definition Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
  • English Word Vote Definition Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
  • English Word Vote Definition To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others.
  • English Word Vote Definition To choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office.
  • English Word Vote Definition To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
  • English Word Vote Definition To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
  • English Word Vote Definition To condemn; to devote; to doom.
  • English Word Voted Definition of Vote
  • English Word Voter Definition One who votes; one who has a legal right to vote, or give his suffrage; an elector; a suffragist; as, an independent voter.
  • English Word Voting Definition of Vote
  • English Word Voting Definition a. & n. from Vote, v.