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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vie \Vie\ (v[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied (v[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Vying (v[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. Invite, Envie.] 1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. [1913 Webster] In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family. --Addison. [1913 Webster] While Waterloo with Cannae's carnage vies. --Byron. [1913 Webster]