vice president

noun
an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances (Freq. 10)
Syn: ↑V.P.
Derivationally related forms: ↑vice-presidential
Hypernyms: ↑executive, ↑executive director

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(also vice-president) noun, pl ⋯ -dents [count]
: a person whose rank is just below that of the president of a country, business, etc.

He became the Vice President of the United States.

the company's executive vice-president of sales

vice presidency noun, pl ⋯ -cies [count]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Vice-Président — Un vice président, abrégé en VP, est un officiel travaillant pour un gouvernement ou pour une entreprise. Le mot latin vice signifiant « à la place de », son poste est situé hiérarchiquement sous le président. Dans certains pays, on… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vice président — Un vice président, abrégé en VP, est un officiel travaillant pour un gouvernement ou pour une entreprise. Le mot latin vice signifiant « à la place de », son poste est situé hiérarchiquement sous le président. Dans certains pays, on… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vice president — Vice Vice, a. [Cf. F. vice . See {Vice}, prep.] Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vice president — ➔ president * * * vice president UK US noun [C] (also vice president) ► (US HR someone in charge of one of the main parts of an organization: »She s vice president of Sales and Marketing of the publisher s New York division. ► (US GOVER …   Financial and business terms

  • vice president — vice presidency. vice presidency, n. vice presidential, adj. 1. an officer next in rank to a president who serves as president in the president s absence. 2. an officer next in rank to a president who serves as a deputy to the president or… …   Universalium

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  • vice president — noun count 1. ) a senior political leader with the position immediately below that of the president of a country: former U.S. vice president Dan Quayle 2. ) a senior manager in a business, especially the person in charge of a department: She s a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vice president — n 1: an officer next in rank to a president and usu. empowered to serve as president in that officer s absence or discharge 2: any of several officers serving as a president s deputies in charge of particular locations or functions (as sales)… …   Law dictionary

  • vice-president — [vīs′prez′ə dənt] n. 1. an officer next in rank below a president, acting during the president s absence or incapacity 2. any of several officers of a company, institution, etc., each in charge of a separate department ☆ vice presidency n. ☆ vice …   Universalium

  • vice-president — [vīs′prez′ə dənt] n. 1. an officer next in rank below a president, acting during the president s absence or incapacity 2. any of several officers of a company, institution, etc., each in charge of a separate department ☆ vice presidency n. ☆ vice …   English World dictionary

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