alphabet

Vein

Definition of vein:

part of speech: noun

Veining.

part of speech: verb

To form veins or the appearance of veins in.

part of speech: verb

To cover, fill, or form with veins.

part of speech: adjective

Veined.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb

To form veins in.

part of speech: noun

A vessel which conveys the blood back to the heart; streak in wood or stone; seam of mineral; train of thought; disposition.

part of speech: noun

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.

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