verb (used without object), vied, vying.
to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority:
Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title.
verb (used with object), vied, vying.
Archaic. to put forward in competition or rivalry.
Obsolete. to stake in card playing.
verb vies, vying, vied
(intransitive; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
(transitive) (archaic) to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry
1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie “make a challenge,” from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).
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[out-weyt] /ˌaʊtˈweɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to surpass in or expecting; longer than. 2. Archaic. to lie in ambush longer than.
[out-wawk] /ˌaʊtˈwɔk/ verb (used with object) 1. to outdo in ; faster or farther than. 2. to beyond: to outwalk the lights of the city.
[out-werd] /ˈaʊt wərd/ adjective 1. proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage. 2. pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as distinguished from the underlying nature, facts, etc.; pertaining to surface qualities only; superficial: outward […]
[out-werd-bound] /ˈaʊt wərdˈbaʊnd/ adjective 1. headed in an outward direction, as toward foreign ports: We passed an outward-bound ship as we came into the harbor.