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4 letters words from 'veer'

EREV 7EVER 7
VEER 7 

3 letters words from 'veer'

ERE 3EVE 6
REE 3REV 6
VEE 6 

2 letters words from 'veer'

EE 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of veer

veer ever veer ever eevr eevr vere evre vree rvee erve reve vere evre vree rvee erve reve eerv eerv erev reev erev reev

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word veer. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in veer.

Definitions and meaning of veer

veer

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vɪə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /vɪ(ə)ɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle Dutch vieren (to slacken).

Verb

veer (third-person singular simple present veers, present participle veering, simple past and past participle veered)

  1. (obsolete, nautical) To let out (a sail-line), to allow (a sheet) to run out.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, volume 12:
      As when a skilfull Marriner doth reed / A storme approching, that doth perill threat, / He will not bide the daunger of such dread, / But strikes his sayles, and vereth his mainsheat, / And lends vnto it leaue the emptie ayre to beat.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle French virer.

Noun

veer (plural veers)

  1. A turn or swerve; an instance of veering.
    • 1917, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
      [] there is always a sudden, though small rise in the barometer, and a sudden drop of temperature of several degrees, sometimes as much as ten or fifteen degrees; there is also a sudden veer in the wind direction.
Translations

Verb

veer (third-person singular simple present veers, present participle veering, simple past and past participle veered)

  1. (intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve.
    The car slid on the ice and veered out of control.
    • And as he leads, the following navy veers.
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace
      An ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about.
  2. (intransitive, of the wind) To shift in a clockwise direction (if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere).
  3. (intransitive, nautical, of the wind) To shift aft.
  4. (intransitive, nautical) To change direction into the wind; to wear ship.
  5. (transitive) To turn.
Antonyms
  • (of the wind, to shift clockwise): back
  • (of the wind, to shift aft): haul forward
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Vere, ever

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch veer.

Noun

veer (plural vere)

  1. feather

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /veːˀər/, [ˈʋeːˀɐ]
  • Rhymes: -eːˀər

Noun

veer

  1. plural of ve

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /veːr/, [vɪːr]
  • Hyphenation: veer
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1

A contraction of veder, from Middle Dutch vedere, from Old Dutch fethara, from Proto-West Germanic *feþru, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). The sense "spring" is derived from the ability of feathers to resume their shape when bent.

Cognate with Low German Fedder, German Feder, West Frisian fear, English feather, Danish fjer, Swedish fjäder.

Alternative forms

  • veder

Noun

veer f (plural veren, diminutive veertje n)

  1. feather
    Synonym: pluim
  2. spring (e.g. metallic helix which resists stress)
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Indonesian: per (spring)

Verb

veer

  1. first-person singular present indicative of veren
  2. imperative of veren

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch vere, from Old Dutch feri, from Proto-Germanic *farjaną.

Cognate with German Fähre.

Noun

veer n (plural veren, diminutive veertje n)

  1. ferry
Synonyms
  • overzet
  • pont, veerpont m, veerboot
Derived terms

Anagrams

  • erve, ever, vere, vree

Dutch Low Saxon

Alternative forms

  • vaaier (Gronings)

Etymology

From Low German, from Middle Low German vêr, from Old Saxon fiuwar. Ultimately cognate to German vier.

Numeral

veer

  1. four (4)

Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *veeri.

Noun

veer (genitive veere, partitive veert)

  1. edge

Declension


German Low German

Etymology

From Low German, from Middle Low German vêr, from Old Saxon fiuwar. Ultimately cognate to German vier, English four.

Numeral

veer

  1. (in some dialects, including Low Prussian and Münsterland) four (4)

See also

  • Plautdietsch: veea

Jutish

Etymology

From Old Norse vita.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈveːɹ]

Verb

veer

  1. (Fjolde) to know

References

  • “veer” in Anders Bjerrum and Marie Bjerrum (1974), Ordbog over Fjoldemålet, Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag.

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

veer m

  1. indefinite plural of ve

Old French

Verb

veer

  1. Alternative form of veoir

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to know; see).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /βeˈeɾ/

Verb

veer

  1. to see
    • 13th century, Vindel manuscript, Martín Codax, Ai ondas que eu vim veer (facsimile)
      Ay ondas que eu uin ueer / ſe me ſaberedes dizer / por que tarda meu amigo sẽ mj
      Oh waves that I came to see / say unto me / Why my lover lingers thus away from me?

Descendants

  • Galician: ver
  • Portuguese: ver

Westrobothnian

Alternative forms

  • vedär

Etymology

From Old Norse viðra, related to veðr (weather).

Verb

veer

  1. let wind blow through something
Related terms
  • ver

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (US colloquial) a vice-president.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)