Vie v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied p. pr. & vb. n. Vying ]
1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie. [Obs.]
2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family. --Addison.
While Waterloo with Cannae's carnage vies. --Byron.
Vy·ing a. & n. from Vie. -- Vy*ing*ly, adv.
v : compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself
against others [syn: compete, contend]