The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vie \Vie\ (v[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied (v[imac]d); p.
pr. & vb. n. Vying (v[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. vien, shortened
fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used
in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf.
1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of
gleek. See Revie. [Obs.]
2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous
effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed
in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best
of their family. --Addison.
While Waterloo with Cannae's carnage vies. --Byron.