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.

 

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Vague, n. [Cf. F. vague.]

An indefinite expanse.

[R.]

The gray vague of unsympathizing sea. Lowell.

 

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Vague, v. i. [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.]

To wander; to roam; to stray.

[Obs.] "[The soul] doth vague and wander."

Holland.

 

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Vague, n.

A wandering; a vagary.

[Obs.]

Holinshed.

 

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