9 Definitions of Vein

The meaning of the word vein, the definition of Vein:

n. - One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.

n. - One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.

n. - One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.

n. - 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.

n. - A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.

n. - A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.

n. - A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.

n. - 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.

v. t. - To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.

The word "vein" uses 4 letters: E I N V

Direct anagrams of vein:

nevi vine

Words formed by adding one letter before or after vein, or to vein in any order:

a - naevi naive   d - vined   e - nieve   g - given   l - levin liven   m - vimen   n - venin   o - envoi ovine   r - riven   s - veins vines   x - vixen   y - veiny  

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en ie in iv ne vi vie

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