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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English < Old French veine < Latin vēna (a blood-vessel, vein, artery, also a watercourse, a vein of metal, a vein or streak of wood or stone, a row of trees, strength, a person's natural bent, etc.); probable origin a pipe or channel for conveying a fluid, from vehere (to carry, convey). Displaced native Middle English edre, from Old English ǣdre (whence English edder).

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NounEdit

 
Veins of the arm

vein (plural veins)

  1. (anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart
  2. (used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp
  3. (botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle
  4. (zoology) The nervure of an insect’s wing
  5. A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks
  6. A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc.
    ...in the same vein...
    • Jonathan Swift
      He can open a vein of true and noble thinking.
  7. A style, tendency, or quality.
    The play is in a satirical vein.
    • Francis Bacon
      certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins
    • Waller
      Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.
  8. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
    • Milton
      down to the veins of earth
    • Isaac Newton
      Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins.

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VerbEdit

vein (third-person singular simple present veins, present participle veining, simple past and past participle veined)

  1. To mark with veins or a vein-like pattern.
    • 1853, Henry William Herbert, The Roman Traitor, Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, Volume II, Chapter 18, p. 204,[1]
      [] as he ceased from that wild imprecation, a faint flash of lightning veined the remote horizon, and a low clap of thunder rumbled afar off, echoing among the hills []
    • 1920, Melville Davisson Post, The Sleuth of St. James’s Square, Chapter 14,[2]
      “We brought out our maps of the region and showed him the old routes and trails veining the whole of it. []

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EstonianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Wein during the 19th century, ultimately from Latin vīnum. See also viin.

NounEdit

vein (genitive veini, partitive veini)

  1. wine

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FinnishEdit

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vein

  1. First-person singular indicative past form of viedä.

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GalloEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vin, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom.

NounEdit

vein m (plural veins)

  1. wine

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vein n

  1. lament