- IPA: /ˈvæ.nɪ.ti/
- That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
- Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
- A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors on top. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
- A washbasin installed into a permanently fixed storage unit, used as an item of bathroom furniture.
- (obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
- It is a vanity to say that if two stones are dropped from a tower, the heavier will experience the greater acceleration.
- 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
- To help the matter, the alchemists call in likewise many vanities out of astrology.
- French: vanité
- German: Eitelkeit
- Italian: vanità
- Portuguese: vaidade
- Russian: тщесла́вие
- Spanish: vanidad
- German: Leere