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vices, plural;
  1. As a substitute for
    • - the letter was drafted by David Hunt, vice Bevin who was ill
  1. Immoral or wicked behavior

  2. Criminal activities involving prostitution, pornography, or drugs

  3. An immoral or wicked personal characteristic

  4. A weakness of character or behavior; a bad habit
    • - cigars happen to be my father's vice
Combining form
  1. Acting as deputy or substitute for; next in rank
    • - vice regent
    • - vice-consul

  1. frailty: moral weakness
  2. a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
  3. Vice is a practice or a habit considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness and corruption. ...
  4. Fındıklı is a town and district of Rize Province on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, east of the city of Rize.
  5. The software program VICE, standing for VersatIle Commodore Emulator, is an emulator for Commodore's 8-bit computers, running on Amiga, Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, Mac OS X, OS/2, Acorn RISC OS, and BeOS host machines. VICE is free software, released under the GNU General Public Licence.
  6. Vice is a stock character of the medieval morality plays. While the main character of these plays was representative of every human being (and usually named Mankind, Everyman, or some other generalizing of humanity at large), the other characters were representative of (and usually named after) ...
  7. Vice is a 2008 crime film released straight to DVD.
  8. Vice is a free magazine and media conglomerate founded in Montreal, Quebec and currently based in New York City. The magazine covers contemporary indie and youth culture.
  9. A bad habit; prostitution; in place of; subordinate to; designating a person below another in rank; instead of, in place of
  10. (Vices) Mine include decorating magazines, dark chocolate, vintage linens and coffee.
  11. (Vices) Negative ethical/character traits. Contrast with virtues.
  12. (Vices) Objectionable traits found in a horse but not serious enough to be classified as unsoundnesses. The common ones are weaving, biting, wind-sucking, cribbing kicking, blanket tearing, halter pulling and crowding.
  13. To dream that you are favoring any vice, signifies you are about to endanger your reputation, by letting evil persuasions entice you. If you see others indulging in vice, some ill fortune will engulf the interest of some relative or associate.
  14. To habitually do what is wrong.
  15. A bench-mounted screw clamp used for holding and securing wood while it is being worked.
  16. in place of; in succession to. Abbreviated as v.
  17. An evil habit or wicked tendency present in characters in a literary work or poem.
  18. A particular immoral, depraved, or degrading habit, as contrasted with virtue. Christians are called to flee from the vices and preserve their purity (Rom. 13:13; Eph. 4:17-24). See also VIRTUE.
  19. an act where no trespass occurs but other people nonetheless find the act undesirable.
  20. The blacksmith's vice is one of the most important tools in the blacksmith's shop.  It firmly holds hot iron while it is hammered, chiseled or twisted.  It must be very sturdy so it stand on a leg anchored in the floor or even to a sunken post.
  21. a creature of such hideous mien that the more you see it, the better you like it.
  22. a bad habit that is learned by a horse, usually by watching other horses, or by inventing due to boredom. Common vices are wood chewing, wind sucking (cribbing), pacing, pawing and rocking.
  23. used for fly tying, the hook is gripped in the vice and then the fly is built up
  24. An undesirable or despicable personality trait, such as cruelty, or cowardice.  According to Aristotle vices are either of excess or defect: e.g. ...
  25. A stair in a circular well with a central supporting newel. Also called a spiral stair or (Scots) turnpike stair.