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EtymologyEdit

From Old French vire, from virer (to turn). Compare veer, vireton.

NounEdit

vire (plural vires)

  1. An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gower to this entry?)

VerbEdit

vire (third-person singular simple present vires, present participle viring, simple past and past participle vired)

  1. to transfer a surplus from one account to cover a deficit in another, to make a virement.
    • 1996, Derek Glover & Sue Law, Managing Professional Development in Education:
      For example, in 1993, only 8 per cent of the survey schools said that they were likely to vire funds if problems arose during the year.
    • 2005, House of Commons (United Kingdom), Prison Education Report:
      Prison education budgets were placed in the hands of prison governors who could vire money to other areas of the prisons.
    • 2012, David Maclaren, "Changing the Civil Service", Managing Public Services:
      Because we cannot vire money between budgets, we buy more machines than we need, but cannot pay anyone to run them!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vire in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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vire

  1. vocative singular of vir

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to viri, Estonian vire, Karelian viri and Votic vire.

NounEdit

vire

  1. A light breeze or the small, disappearing waves on top of water produced by a breeze.
  2. A shed (area between upper and lower warp yarns in a loom).
  3. (music) The state or condition of being correctly tuned; tune.
    Nyt tämä piano on vihdoinkin vireessä.
    Finally this piano is in tune.
  4. (music) The overall pitch an instrument is tuned to, relative to a standard frequency; tuning.
    Ääninäytteiden vire on 442 Hz.
    The tuning in the sound samples is 442 Hz.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vire (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative vire vireet
genitive vireen vireiden
vireitten
partitive virettä vireitä
illative vireeseen vireisiin
vireihin
singular plural
nominative vire vireet
accusative nom. vire vireet
gen. vireen
genitive vireen vireiden
vireitten
partitive virettä vireitä
inessive vireessä vireissä
elative vireestä vireistä
illative vireeseen vireisiin
vireihin
adessive vireellä vireillä
ablative vireeltä vireiltä
allative vireelle vireille
essive vireenä vireinä
translative vireeksi vireiksi
instructive virein
abessive vireettä vireittä
comitative vireineen

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vire

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of virar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of virar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of virar.