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Vein meaning

vein - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
  2. 2. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  3. 3. One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.
  4. 4. One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.
  5. 5. One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.
  6. 6. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
  7. 7. A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.
  8. 8. A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
  11. 11. A vessel which conveys the blood back to the heart; streak in wood or stone; seam of mineral; train of thought; disposition.
  12. 12. To form veins in.

vein - examples of usage

  1. It is not that he wants the money, which can be settled on herself; but there is a vein of the old, prudent common sense running through Harry's character. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. But there was something more; there was a vein of personal pride of a very distinct kind. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. A corresponding current of activity poured along each vein. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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