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fem. proper name, from Latin, literally "true" (see very).


n. (label en Cockney rhyming slang) skin (gloss: rolling paper for cigarettes)

Vera, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 188
Housing Units (2000): 77
Land area (2000): 0.200316 sq. miles (0.518815 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.200316 sq. miles (0.518815 sq. km)
FIPS code: 76950
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 36.448946 N, 95.880248 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Vera, OK
Vera (song)

"Vera" is a song by Pink Floyd which appears on their 1979 album, The Wall.

Vera (novel)

Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim is a black comedy based on her disastrous second marriage to Earl Russell: a mordant analysis of the romantic delusions through which wives acquiesce in husbands' tyrannies. In outline the story of this utterly unromantic novel anticipates DuMaurier's Rebecca. Naive Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by widower, Everard Wemyss. His mansion "The Willows" is pervaded by the spectre of his dead wife Vera, with whom Lucy becomes obsessed. ... Here the servants are partisan for both wives, and lose no opportunity to disrupt Everard's unctuous, oppressive household routines. An extraordinarily black vision of marriage, also continuously funny, the novel's power lies in the wit and economy of the usually prolix Von Arnim.

(1983) ISBN 0-86068-316-8 (2000) ISBN 2-264-02389-9

Transposed blurb from Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, blurb by Anthea Trodd at Keele University.

It is not easy to get hold of copies of the 1983 edition of this book (only available in the UK).

However an electronic version is available at The Internet Archive:

Vera (film)

Vera is a 1986 Brazilian drama film written and directed by Sérgio Toledo. Shot in São Paulo, it stars Ana Beatriz Nogueira, Norma Blum, Raul Cortez and Carlos Kroeber. The film is based on the life of Anderson Bigode Herzer, a transsexual most known as the author of poems book A queda para o alto (Descending Upwards).

Vera (given name)

Vera is a female first name of Slavic origin meaning faith, or of Latin origin meaning true.

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, English, German, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Spanish, Albanian, French, Polish, Romanian, Italian.

Other scripts: Вера (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: VYE-rah (Russian), VEER-ə (English), VER-ə (English) [key]

Diminutives: Verochka, Verusha (Russian), Veer, Veerke (Dutch), Verica (Serbian and Croatian)

Other languages: Věra (Czech), Veera (Finnish), Wiera (Polish), Vira (Ukrainian), Viera (Slovak), Vjera (English), Veronique (French), Veronica (Romanian)

Vera (surname)

Vera is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:

  • Alejo Vera (1834–1923), Spanish painter
  • Alfredo Vera Vera (1910–1999), Ecuadorian politician
  • Alfonso Vera (born 1974), Mexican radio and television host
  • America Vera Zavala (born 1976), Romanian-born Swedish politician and political writer
  • Anastacio Vera (born 1985), Paraguayan footballer
  • Ángel Herrera Vera (born 1957), Cuban boxer
  • Antonio Vera (born 1986), Spanish footballer
  • Arturo Vera (born 1946), Argentine politician
  • Augusto Vera (1813–1885), Italian philosopher
  • Bernard Vera (born 1950), French politician
  • Billy Vera (born 1944), American singer, actor, writer and music historian
  • Brandon Vera (born 1977), a professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Brian Vera (born 1981), Mexican-American boxer
  • Carlos Vera (born 1976), Ecuadorian football referee
  • Cris de Vera (born 1926), Filipino actor
  • Cristobal de Vera (1577–1621), Spanish painter
  • Dan Vera, American poet and editor of Cuban descent
  • Daniel Bazán Vera (born 1973), Argentine footballer
  • Danny Vera (born 1980), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Diego Vera (born 1985), Uruguayan footballer
  • Emmanuelle Vera (born 1994), Filipino-American singer-songwriter
  • Enrique Vera (born 1979), Paraguayan football (soccer) player
  • Enrique Vera Ibáñez, (born 1954), Mexican/Swedish former race walker
  • Enzo Vera (born 1983), Chilean footballer
  • Eusebio Guilarte Vera (1805–1849), Bolivian politician
  • Francisco Vera Cabeza de Vaca (1637–1700), Spanish portrait painter
  • Fredy Vera (born 1986), Paraguayan footballer
  • Gerardo Vera (born 1947), Spanish costume and set designer, opera director, actor, film and theatre director
  • Helio Vera (1946–2008), Paraguayan writer, lawyer and journalist
  • Ignacio Loyola Vera (born 1954), Mexican politician
  • Jacinto Vera (1813–1881), Uruguayan Catholic bishop
  • Jaime Vera (born 1963), Chilean footballer and manager
  • JC de Vera (born 1986), Filipino actor and model
  • Jenaro Gajardo Vera (1919–1998), Chilean lawyer, painter and poet
  • Jesús Vera (born 1989), Argentine footballer
  • Joey Vera (born 1963), American heavy metal bassist
  • Jorge Gutiérrez Vera, Mexican electrical engineer
  • José de Azlor y Virto de Vera, Spanish colonial governor
  • José de Jesús Vera (born 1969), Venezuelan footballer
  • José Raúl Vera López (born 1945), Mexican bishop
  • José Santos González Vera (1897–1970), Chilean writer
  • Juan de Vera (1453–1507), Spanish Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal
  • Kerry Vera (born 1975), American professional mixed martial artist
  • Lissa Vera (born 1982), Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and actress
  • Lorena Vera, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Luis Vera (born 1973), Venezuelan footballer
  • Luis R. Vera (born 1952), Chilean film director, producer, writer and academic
  • Luis Santana Vera (born 1991), Ecuadorian footballer
  • María Teresa Vera (1895–1965), Cuban singer-songwriter
  • Mariano Vera, Argentine politician
  • Monica Vera (born 1986), Spanish pornographic actress
  • Norge Luis Vera (born 1971), Cuban baseball pitcher
  • Oscar Luis Vera (born 1976), Argentine footballer
  • Pedro Jorge Vera (1914–1999), Ecuadorian writer and politician
  • Pedro González Vera (born 1967), Chilean football player
  • Pedro Vera (born 1984), Paraguayan footballer
  • Peter Vera (born 1982), Uruguayan football (soccer) player
  • Ricardo Vera (born 1962), Uruguayan long-distance runner
  • Roberto Martínez Vera-Tudela (born 1967), Peruvian football manager
  • Rolando Vera (athlete), (born 1965), Ecuadorian long-distance runner
  • Rolando Vera (wrestler) (1915–2001), Mexican professional wrestler
  • Rosa Vera, Mexican paralympic athlete
  • Santiago de Vera, Spanish colonial governor
  • Santiago Vera-Rivera (born 1950), Chilean composer, teacher and musical researcher
  • Saro Vera (1922–2000), Paraguayan religious leader
  • Saúl Vera (born 1959), Venezuelan musician
  • Susej Vera (born 1976), Venezuelan television actress and model
  • Urko Vera (born 1987), Spanish footballer
  • Veronica Vera, American sexuality writer and actress
  • Yajaira Vera (born 1964), Venezuelan beauty pageant contestant
  • Yvonne Vera (1964–2005), Zimbabwean writer
Vera (TV series)

Vera is a British crime drama series based on novels of the same name, written by crime writer Ann Cleeves. It was first broadcast on ITV on 1 May 2011, and to date, six series have been broadcast. The series stars Brenda Blethyn as the principal character, DCI Vera Stanhope, alongside her main sidekicks DS Joe Ashworth ( David Leon) and DS Aiden Healy ( Kenny Doughty). A seventh series is set to air in 2017.

Vera (platform)

Vera is an enterprise data security and information rights management platform that provides encryption and tracks and controls digital information shared across users, devices, applications, and platforms. Vera gives developers access to its IRM-as-a-service (IRMaaS) platform via a REST API and downloadable software development kit.

Usage examples of "vera".

May, when they anchored, calling the port La Vera Cruz, and the land La Austral del Espiritu Santo.

It consists of two layers, termed the Cutis Vera, or true skin, and the Epidermis, or cuticle.

As soon as dry, they are removed in the form of scurf, and replaced by new ones from the cutis vera.

He kens ye hae dene yer best--or if no yer vera best--for wha daur say that?

In April, 1683, he picked up some 300 buccaneers at Petit Goave, and joined the filibuster Laurens in the Gulf of Honduras with six other buccaneer captains, who were planning an attack on the rich city of Vera Cruz.

Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.

In 1628 Piet Heyn was in command of a squadron designed to intercept the plate fleet which sailed every year from Vera Cruz to Spain.

Framed for him there were Vera Meroving and her lieutenant in profile, she striking at his chest with what appeared to be a small riding crop, he twisting a gloved hand into her hair and talking to her all the while, so precisely that the voyeur Mondaugen could lip-read each obscenity.

Vera Pavlovna and modeled on that apotheosis of nineteenth-century technological progress, the Crystal Palace.

It sounded comically like Vera complaining that she was the electronic zzz, the programming relay, the minuterie for orgasms and soft-boiled eggs: after five minutes exactly your record will stop playing.

Lagging a few feet behind the others, Vera was lost in her own thoughts, occasionally focusing her penlight on the dank red earth walls.

Vera, who had dreaded a protocolaire stiffness, so that one can neither stay sober nor dare to get drunk, is now hoping that her hook-and-eye will stand the strain, made for a narrower waist than hers.

II Episcopus Romae servus servorum del, omnibus electis domini ipsis fidelibus in una Ecclesia vera Catholica atque Apostolica credentibus, qui subsunt nobis secundum Petrum unicum pastorem .

I say to them I am a short Tallman or a short man who is Vera Tallman.

Harthorne and Alan were keeping wide apart as were Joy and her understudy, Vera Scharn.