v Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “v” in the English Dictionary

"v" in British English

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(also v.) uk   us   /viː/

v preposition (AGAINST)

(also vs.) used to show the two ​sidesinvolved in a ​courtcase: the 1973 Supreme ​Courtdecision, Roe v Wade UK (also vs.) used to show who is ​competing in a ​game: Newcastle United v Wigan UK (also vs.) used to ​compare two things or ​ideas, ​especially when you have to ​choose between them: I need to ​consider the ​advantages v the ​disadvantages.

v preposition (VERY)

UK written abbreviation for very: The ​teacherwrote "v good" on my ​essay.

v preposition (SEE)

UK written abbreviation for vide


(also v.) uk   us   /viː/
written abbreviation forverb
(Definition of v from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"V" in American English

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Vnoun [C]

(plural V’s, Vs, v’s or vs) (also v)  us   /vi/

V noun [C] (LETTER)

the 22nd ​letter of the ​Englishalphabet


(also v)  us   /vi, fɑɪv/

V number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the ​number 5
(Definition of V from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"v" in Business English

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uk   us   /viː/ (also vs)
abbreviation for versus : the ​ruling in the Monti v Microsoft ​case
(Definition of v from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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