AskDefine | Define vie

Dictionary Definition

vie v : compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others [syn: compete, contend] [also: vying]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From etyl fr envier.

Pronunciation

  • /vaɪ/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪ

Verb

  1. To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
    Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
    Political parties are always vying with one another to get the most attention.
  2. In the context of "transitive|archaic": To rival (something), etc.

Antonyms

Translations

To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend
To rival (something), etc

Finnish

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: vie
  • lang=fi|/'vieː/

Verb

vie

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: vie
  • lang=fi|/'vie(ʔ)/

Verb

vie

Anagrams

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

Latin vita

Noun

vie

Italian

Noun

vie
  1. Plural of via

Manx

Adjective

vie

References

Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)

Norwegian

Verb

  1. To dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. To wed two persons into marriage

Romanian

Etymology 1

lang=la

Noun

  1. vineyard
Declension
ro-noun-f-ie vi

Etymology 2

Forms of the adjective viu

Adjective

vie

Extensive Definition

Vie (IPA: /'vi.e/), which means vine in Romanian, is a district, or quarter, of Oradea, a city in Bihor, Romania.

Geography

Vie is situated in the hills overlooking Oradea, in the northern part of the town. It spans quite a large area, from a part just north of the city centre extending quite far into the Oradea hills. Vie is bounded in the south by Republicii Street (Strada Republicii), the mainline railway tracks crossing Oradea and the Oradea central railway station (everything south of the railway station is considered part of the city centre, or Centru, everything north is considered part of Vie..

Infrastructure and demographics

The range of infrastructure in Vie is quite broad - the southern part of the quarter, which is in proximity to the city centre, can be described as suburban, containing either low-rise houses or apartment blocks with up to five storeys. However, as one proceeds north, away from the Oradea city centre, the quarter becomes increasingly rural, with larger houses and larger gardens. Many of the roads in the northern part of Vie are unpaved. The northern part of the quarter contains several vineyards and wine-growing estates.
Additionally, as central Oradea became more expensive and densely populated in the 1990s, Vie became an attractive residential area for the city's higher-income population sectors. Nowadays, a large proportion of Vie's residents, especially in the northern areas, are high-income earners who have built mansions and large estates due to the fairly low-density profile of the area. This has led to the area being described as a quarter for the elite, even though land prices remain lower than those in the city centre. Vie has been (and remains) attractive for high-income earners because it combines relative proximity to Oradea city centre with the opportunity for a more laid-back, relaxed lifestyle. Many businessmen and politicians may also have a residence (usually a small apartment) in the city centre, while maintaining a larger house in Vie. Many people have also bought investment properties in the area as land prices have soared and continue to rise at a fast rate (in the broader context of Romania's economic boom).

Health

Apart from high-income housing, and low- and medium-density housing, Vie also contains the Bihor County Hospital (Spitalul Judeţean), Oradea's major hospital, which was built in the 1970s to replace the older hospital in the city centre, which was becoming too small and cramped for the city's needs. Vie is also home to two other major hospitals: the Pulmonary Diseases Hospital (more commonly known as The Tuberculosis Hospital, or Spital TBC) and the Oradea Mental Hospital. The reason why a wide variety of health infrastructure is available in Vie is due to the relatively low-density of the area as well as a lower amount of pollution than in the city centre or adjacent suburbs.

Transport

One area where Vie is lacking is in terms of transport infrastructure. The general lack of transport links to the Oradea city centre have been caused by three main factors, namely:
  • the relatively steep terrain of the area
  • its low population density and lack of commercial or industrial land uses
  • more recently, the presence of high-income earners in the area, a sector of the population which has greater rates of car ownership, therefore creating less demand for public transport services than in other districts of Oradea
These factors, combined with Vie's proximity to the city in some parts, have led to the area being served by virtually no public transport, besides the easy access to Oradea's main railway station, which is at the southern boundary of Vie, and a bus route (line 13) which links the three hospitals of Vie with the city centre of Oradea (and passes through the quarter's main roads). In fact, Vie is the only district in Oradea not to be served by a tram line. Some roads in the quarter, especially those in steeper terrain or in the northern parts, at unpaved, making access more difficult.
vie in Polish: Vie
vie in Simple English: Oradea#Vie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admit of comparison, antagonize, battle, be commensurable, be comparable, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, challenge, challenge comparison, close with, combat, come up to, compare, compare to, compare with, compete, compete with, contend, contend against, contend for, contest, cope, counter, emulate, equal, fight, fight against, fight for, grapple with, jockey, join battle with, labor against, match, match up with, measure up to, meet, militate against, not compare with, offer resistance, outvie, parallel, pit, reluct, reluctate, resemble, rival, stack up with, stem the tide, stickle for, stipulate for, strive against, strive for, struggle against, struggle for, take on, test one another, vie for, vie with
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