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Definitions of vein

  1. To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cover, fill, or form with veins. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To form veins or the appearance of veins in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To form veins in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To furnish, traverse, or fill with veins. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To fill or cover with veins. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To give the appearance of veins in; to grain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a layer of ore between layers of rock Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. one of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A narrow mass of rock intersecting other rocks, and filling inclined or vertical fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; -- often limited, in the language of miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which contains useful minerals or ores. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Peculiar temper or temperament; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humor; strain; quality; also, manner of speech or action; as, a rich vein of humor; a satirical vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the tubelike vessels which carry the blood to the heart; one of the branching ribs of a plant or of the wing of an insect; a crack or seam in rock filled by mineral matter; as, a vein of gold; a mineral bed; as, a vein of coal; a wave or streak in wood, marble, etc.; anything running in wood, marble etc.; anything running through something else; as, a vein of humor ran through the serious address; a strain; as, he spoke in a solemn vein. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Veining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. One of the vessels or tubes which convey the blood back to the heart: one of the small branching ribs in a leaf: (geol. and mining) a seam of a different mineral through a rock: a fissure or cavity: a streak in wood or stone: a train of thought: a course: tendency or turn of mind: humor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A vessel which conveys the blood back to the heart; streak in wood or stone; seam of mineral; train of thought; disposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. One of the vessels that convey blood to the heart; loosely, any blood vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A rib, as of an insect's wing, or of a leaf. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A seam of ore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A colored streak, as in wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A trait; humor; mood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A vessel in animal bodies, which receives the blood from the extremities of the arteries, and returns it to the heart; a tube, or an assemblage of tubes, through which the sap is transmitted along the leaves; a seam of any substance intersecting a rock or stratum; a streak or wave of different colour, appearing in wood, marble, and other stones; variegation; a cavity or fissure in the earth or other substance; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humour; particular temper; strain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. One of the vessels of the body which convey the blood back to the heart; in bot., one of the small branching ribs of a leaf; in geol. or mining, fissures or rents traversing and ramifying through the solid rock of the earth's crust, filled with mineral or metallic matter, differing from the rock-mass in which it occurs; a streak or wave of a different colour in marble, wood, &c.; tendency or turn of mind; humour; particular temper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Veined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for vein

  1. But when Big Slim once more began to talk, he did so in a reflective vein removed from the direct course of the story. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  2. The vein found immediately under the shell, all along the flesh of the lobster, is removed as soon as it is split. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
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