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.
Vie, v. t.
1. To stake; to wager. [Obs.]
2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy. [Obs.]
She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss
She vied so fast. --Shak.
Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them. --Milton.
And vying malice with my gentleness,
Pick quarrels with their only happiness. --Herbert.
Vie, n. A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager. [Obs.]
We 'll all to church together instantly,
And then a vie for boys. --J. Fletcher.
v : compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself
against others [syn: compete, contend]