Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Vague (Page: 1591)

Vague (?), a. [Compar. Vaguer (?); superl. Vaguest.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See Vague, v. i.]

1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] To set upon the vague villains." Hayward.

She danced along with vague, regardless eyes. Keats.

2. Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.

This faith is neither a mere fantasy of future glory, nor a vague ebullition of feeling. I. Taylor.
The poet turned away, and gave himself up to a sort of vague revery, which he called thought. Hawthorne.

3. Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.

Some legend strange and value. Longfellow.
Vague year. See Sothiac year, under Sothiac. Syn. -- Unsettled; indefinite; unfixed; ill-defined; ambiguous; hazy; loose; lax; uncertain.
Vague (Page: 1591)

Vague, n. [Cf. F. vague.] An indefinite expanse. [R.]

The gray vague of unsympathizing sea. Lowell.

Vague (Page: 1591)

Vague, v. i. [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.] To wander; to roam; to stray. [Obs.] [The soul] doth vague and wander." Holland.


Vague (Page: 1591)

Vague, n. A wandering; a vagary. [Obs.] Holinshed.