Last modified on 21 August 2014, at 14:49
See also: Vet., vét, and vêt

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of veterinarian, or veterinary surgeon.

NounEdit

vet (plural vets)

  1. (colloquial) A veterinarian or veterinary surgeon.
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of veteran.

NounEdit

vet (plural vets)

  1. (colloquial) A veteran (a former soldier or other member of an armed forces).
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Usage notesEdit

Although veteran can be used in many contexts such as sports or business to describe someone with many years of experience, vet is usually used only for former military personnel.

Etymology 3Edit

possibly by analogy from Etymology 1, in the sense of "verifying the soundness [of an animal]"

VerbEdit

vet (third-person singular simple present vets, present participle vetting, simple past and past participle vetted)

  1. To thoroughly check or investigate particularly with regard to providing formal approval.
    The FBI vets all nominees to the Federal bench.
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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

i vet

  1. his, her or their own
    Aleksandëri është me Albanin dhe qenin e vet.
    Aleksandër is with Alban and his (own) dog.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Used in contexts where i tij (his), i saj (her) or i tyre (their) would be ambiguous. In the example sentence above, if "e vet" were replaced with "e tij", it would more likely refer to Alban's dog. The use of "vet" removes this ambiguity.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin veto.

NounEdit

vet m (plural vets)

  1. veto

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vet, from Old Dutch *fētit, *fet, from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz, originally a past participle.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vet (comparative vetter, superlative vetst)

  1. fat
  2. greasy
  3. (informal) cool
    Wow, vet!

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

vet n (plural vetten)

  1. fat
  2. grease

AdverbEdit

vet

  1. (colloquial) very
    Hij is vet dik.
    He's very fat.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain, perhaps from Proto-Finno-Ugric *βettä (to throw, cast, sow).

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VerbEdit

vet

  1. throw, cast
  2. sow
    ki mint vet úgy aratreap what one sows

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

vet

  1. imperative of veta and vete

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

vet

  1. Present tense of veta; know, knows
    Jag vet inte.
    I do not know.