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VIP

also V.I.P., 1933, initialism (acronym) for very important person or personage; not common until after World War II.\n\nAt most, the greatest persons, are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightfull conversation, but as moales for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world, that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.

[John Donne, letter to Sir Henry Goodere, Sept. 1608]

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VIP (disambiguation)

VIP is a Very Important Person.

VIP or V.I.P. may also refer to:

VIP (hip hop group)

VVIP, formerly VIP (Vision In Progress) is a Ghanaian Hiplife group.

Made up of Reggie Rockstone (Reginald Ossei), Prodigal (Joseph Nana Ofori), and Zeal, formerly known as Lazzy (Abdul Hamid Ibrahim) from a ghetto suburb in Accra, Ghana called Nima.

VIP (magazine)

VIP (standing for Very Important Person) is both the title of a magazine and a publishing group owned by the Irish publisher Michael O'Doherty.

O'Doherty is a well-known and controversial public figure and media pundit who writes a long-running column for the Independent Newspaper Group and has appeared on the reality TV programme Come Dine With Me. His speeches at the high-profile VIP Style Awards, in which he annually satirises members of the Irish celebrity scene, have been widely circulated.

The VIP group currently consists of three titles (VIP, TV Now, Stellar) and four companies (Minjara Limited ("Minjara"), Vymura Limited ("Vymura"), Barndee Limited ("Barndee") and VIP Publishing Limited).

Category:Magazines established in 1999 Category:Magazines published in the Republic of Ireland Category:Media in Dublin (city)

Usage examples of "vip".

The hotel magnate, Peter thought, probably grew weary of the inevitable fruit basket-standard salutation of hotels to visiting VIPs.

Other staffers tended to VIP lounges, showers, and a conference room equipped with audiovisual, fax, telex and copying aids.

I caught a glimpse of the congressional committee chairwoman, up in the special VIP section behind plate glass windows, staring hard at him.

Let Quebec Go or we stick knives in the eyes of Canadian VIPs and drop huge confections on Rue Sherbrooke during St.

  As he listened to the countdown being announced over the loudspeakers in the VIP area, he was eager and anticipant, but not yet in awe.

When command cars took the VIPs off to the Beersheba airport, Barak remained behind.

A brand-new access road now linked the highway to the eastern side of the flying field where a hundred Korean craftsmen were building a wooden grandstand with boxes at the front for the two domain-lords and the other top VIPs and several tiers of benches for those of inferior rank.

A complete EAI TR-20 analog computer from the sixties, a 1956 Heath electronic analog kit computer, an Altair 8800 and 680b computers, a twenty-five-year-old IBM 510 portable, a Commodore KIM-1, the famous TRS-80, a Kaypro portable, a COSMAC VIP, a number of Apples and Macs, tubes from the original Univac, brass gears and a number disk from a prototype of Charles Babbage’.

A complete EAI TR-20 analog computer from the sixties, a 1956 Heath electronic analog kit computer, an Altair 8800 and 680b computers, a twenty-five-year-old IBM 510 portable, a Commodore KIM-1, the famous TRS-80, a Kaypro portable, a COSMAC VIP, a number of Apples and Macs, tubes from the original Univac, brass gears and a number disk from a prototype of Charles Babbage's never-completed Difference Engine from the 1800s and notes about it jotted down by Ada Byron -Lord Byron's daughter and Babbage's companion - who wrote instructions .

A complete EAI TR-20 analog computer from the sixties, a 1956 Heath electronic analog kit computer, an Altair 8800 and 680b computers, a twenty-five-year-old IBM 510 portable, a Commodore KIM-1, the famous TRS-80, a Kaypro portable, a COSMAC VIP, a number of Apples and Macs, tubes from the original Univac, brass gears and a number disk from a prototype of Charles Babbage's never-completed Difference Engine from the 1800s and notes about it jotted down by Ada Byron -Lord Byron's daughter and Babbage's companion - who wrote .

This VIP guesthouse was like some musty cabin court from the late 1930's.

All his attention was on the lobby activity, the check-in and check-out lines, the VIP escorts, the crowd around the glittering fleece, and the empty paper cup that better not be on one of the lobby's coffee tables when he came back.

In fact it belonged to CIA, which used it as an informal conference center, a particularly nice safe house for the debriefing of VIP defectors, and other, more mundane uses - like a vacation spot for senior executives.

Once she had landed at Charles de Gaulle she was to pick up Karima Saib's luggage from the carousel and get herself to the VIP carpark.

Security was geared to combat any action by a psychopath, reasonably enough: there were always psychopaths in the crowd whenever a VIP did the rounds.