Vise vs. Vice

Vise vs. Vice — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Vise and Vice

Visenoun

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.

Vicenoun

A practice or habit considered to be evil, degrading, or immoral

the vices of smoking and drinking.

Viseverb

To hold or compress in or as if in a vise.

Vicenoun

Wicked or depraved conduct or habits; corruption

"sharpers, desperadoes, pirates, and criminals steeped in vice" (Carl Holliday).

Visenoun

(US) an instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing

Vicenoun

Prostitution, the sale of illegal drugs, and certain other forms of usually nonviolent criminal behavior.

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Viseverb

To clamp with or as with a vise.

Vicenoun

A slight personal failing; a foible

the vice of untidiness.

Visenoun

a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place

Vicenoun

A flaw or imperfection; a defect

"Lady Hester remarked on the vice in his looks" (Edna O'Brien).

Vicenoun

Vice A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.

Vicenoun

A jester or buffoon.

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Vicenoun

Variant of vise.

Vicepreposition

In place of; replacing

Ms. Fine acted as treasurer, vice Mr. Smith.

Vicenoun

A bad habit.

Gluttony is a vice, not a virtue.

Vicenoun

(legal) Any of various crimes related (depending on jurisdiction) to prostitution, pornography, gambling, alcohol, or drugs.

Vicenoun

A defect in the temper or behaviour of a horse, such as to make the animal dangerous, to injure its health, or to diminish its usefulness.

Vicenoun

A mechanical screw apparatus used for clamping or holding (also spelled vise).

Vicenoun

A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.

Vicenoun

(obsolete) A grip or grasp.

Vicenoun

(architecture) A winding or spiral staircase.

Viceverb

To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.

Viceadjective

in place of; subordinate to; designating a person below another in rank

vice presidentvice admiral

Vicepreposition

instead of, in place of

A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.

Vicenoun

moral weakness

Vicenoun

a specific form of evildoing;

vice offends the moral standards of the community