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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vague /ˈveg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vague, n.  An indefinite expanse. [R.]
    The gray vague of unsympathizing sea.   --Lowell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vague, v. i.  To wander; to roam; to stray. [Obs.] “[The soul] doth vague and wander.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vague, n. A wandering; a vagary. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vague a. [Compar. Vaguer superl. Vaguest.]
 1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] “To set upon the vague villains.”
    She danced along with vague, regardless eyes.   --Keats.
 2. Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.
    This faith is neither a mere fantasy of future glory, nor a vague ebullition of feeling.   --I. Taylor.
    The poet turned away, and gave himself up to a sort of vague revery, which he called thought.   --Hawthorne.
 3. Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.
    Some legend strange and vague.   --Longfellow.
 Vague year. See Sothiac year, under Sothiac.
 Syn: -- Unsettled; indefinite; unfixed; ill-defined; ambiguous; hazy; loose; lax; uncertain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of
             phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain
             obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard;
             "their descriptions of human behavior become vague,
             dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of
             speech...have so long passed for mysteries of
             science"- John Locke [syn: obscure]
      2: not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an
         undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined
         sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a
         vague uneasiness" [syn: undefined] [ant: defined]
      3: lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the
         distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures
         in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through
         the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood" [syn: dim,
          faint, shadowy, wispy]