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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun vein has 5 senses

Verb vein has 1 sense


veinn. [OE. veine, F. veine, L. vena.].
  •  One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A train of associations, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course; as, reasoning in the same vein.  [1913 Webster]
    "He can open a vein of true and noble thinking."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins."  [1913 Webster]
    "Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein."  [1913 Webster]
veinv. t. 
     To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]


vein, n. & v.
1 a any of the tubes by which blood is conveyed to the heart (cf. ARTERY). b (in general use) any blood-vessel (has royal blood in his veins).
2 a nervure of an insect's wing.
3 a slender bundle of tissue forming a rib in the framework of a leaf.
4 a streak or stripe of a different colour in wood, marble, cheese, etc.
5 a fissure in rock filled with ore or other deposited material.
6 a source of a particular characteristic (a rich vein of humour).
7 a distinctive character or tendency; a cast of mind or disposition; a mood (spoke in a sarcastic vein).
--v.tr. fill or cover with or as with veins.

veinless n. veinlet n. veinlike adj. veiny adj. (veinier, veiniest).
ME f. OF veine f. L vena



affectation, aorta, arteriole, artery, attitude, band, bar, bed, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blood vessel, blotch, body-build, bonanza, brand, capillary, carotid, cast, character, characteristic, characteristics, check, checker, chimney, chute, command of language, complexion, composition, constituents, constitution, cornucopia, country rock, course, crasis, cue, dapple, deposit, dharma, diathesis, dike, disposition, dot, ethos, exaggeration, expression of ideas, fashion, feeling, feeling for words, fettle, fiber, flake, fleck, font, form of speech, fount, fountain, frame, frame of mind, freckle, gangue, genius, gold mine, grace of expression, grain, grandiloquence, gruel, habit, harlequin, heart, hint, hue, humor, humors, ilk, inflation, iris, jugular vein, kind, lath, line, literary style, lode, lodestuff, maculate, makeup, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, marble, marbleize, matrix, mere shadow, mind, mine, mineral deposit, mode, mode of expression, mold, mood, morale, motley, mottle, nature, note, ore bed, paper, pattern, pay dirt, peculiarity, pepper, personal style, physique, polychrome, polychromize, portal vein, property, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, quality, quarry, rail, rainbow, rake, resource, rhetoric, seam, sense of language, shade, shadow, shaving, shoot, skeleton, slat, slip, somatotype, sort, soup, source, source of supply, spangle, speck, speckle, spirit, spirits, splinter, splotch, spot, spring, sprinkle, stamp, staple, state of mind, stigmatize, stipple, stock, strain, stratum, streak, stria, striate, striation, stripe, stud, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, suchness, suggestion, suspicion, system, tattoo, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, tessellate, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, thread, tincture, tinge, tone, touch, trace, trick, type, variegate, veinlet, vena cava, venation, venule, wafer, way, well, wellspring




N willingness, voluntariness, willing mind, heart, disposition, inclination, leaning, animus, frame of mind, humor, mood, vein, bent, penchant, aptitude, docility, docibleness, persuasibleness, persuasibility, pliability, geniality, cordiality, goodwill, alacrity, readiness, earnestness, forwardness, eagerness, asset, compliance, pleasure, gratuitous service, labor of love, volunteer, volunteering, willing, minded, fain, disposed, inclined, favorable, favorably- minded, favorably inclined, favorably disposed, nothing loth, in the vein, in the mood, in the humor, in the mind, ready, forward, earnest, eager, bent upon, predisposed, propense, docile, persuadable, persuasible, suasible, easily persuaded, facile, easy-going, tractable, genial, gracious, cordial, cheering, hearty, content, voluntary, gratuitous, spontaneous, unasked &c (ask), unforced, willingly, fain, freely, as lief, heart and soul, with pleasure, with all one's heart, with open arms, with good will, with right will, de bonne volonte, ex animo, con amore, heart in hand, nothing loth, without reluctance, of one's own accord, graciously, with a good grace, a la bonne heure, by all means, by all manner of means, to one's heart's content, yes.


N store, stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry, spring, fount, fountain, well, wellspring, milch cow, stock in trade, supply, heap, treasure, reserve, corps de reserve, reserved fund, nest egg, savings, bonne bouche, crop, harvest, mow, vintage, store, accumulation, hoard, rick, stack, lumber, relay, storehouse, storeroom, storecloset, depository, depot, cache, repository, reservatory, repertory, repertorium, promptuary, warehouse, entrepot, magazine, buttery, larder, spence, garner, granary, cannery, safe-deposit vault, stillroom, thesaurus, bank, armory, arsenal, dock, gallery, museum, conservatory, menagery, menagerie, reservoir, cistern, aljibar, tank, pond, mill pond, gasometer, budget, quiver, bandolier, portfolio, coffer, conservation, storing, storage, keep, file (papers), lay in, preserve, Adj, stored, in store, in reserve, in ordinary, spare, supernumerary, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit.


N affections, affect, character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone, temper, temperament, diathesis, idiosyncrasy, cast of mind, cast of soul, habit of mind, habit of soul, frame of mind, frame of soul, predilection, turn, natural turn of mind, bent, bias, predisposition, proneness, proclivity, propensity, propenseness, propension, propendency, vein, humor, mood, grain, mettle, sympathy, soul, heart, breast, bosom, inner man, heart's core, heart's strings, heart's blood, heart of hearts, bottom of one's heart, penetralia mentis, secret and inmost recesses of the heart, cockles of one's heart, inmost heart, inmost soul, backbone, passion, pervading spirit, ruling passion, master passion, furore, fullness of the heart, heyday of the blood, flesh and blood, flow of soul, energy, fervor, fire, force, affected, characterized, formed, molded, cast, attempered, tempered, framed, predisposed, prone, inclined, having a bias, tinctured with, imbued with, penetrated with, eaten up with, inborn, inbred, ingrained, deep-rooted, ineffaceable, inveterate, pathoscopic, congenital, dyed in the wool, implanted by nature, inherent, in the grain, affective, in one's heart, at heart, heart and soul, affection is a coal that must be cool'd else suffe.


N tendency, aptness, aptitude, proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibility, conatus, nisus, liability, quality, nature, temperament, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, cast, vein, grain, humor, mood, drift, conduciveness, conducement, applicability, subservience, tending, conducive, working towards, in a fair way to, calculated to, liable, subservient, useful, subsidiary, for, whither.


N narrowness, thinness, narrowness, closeness, exility, exiguity, line, hair's breadth, finger's breadth, strip, streak, vein, monolayer, epitaxial deposition, thinness, tenuity, emaciation, macilency, marcor, shaving, slip, thread paper, skeleton, shadow, anatomy, spindleshanks, lantern jaws, mere skin and bone, middle constriction, stricture, neck, waist, isthmus, wasp, hourglass, ridge, ghaut, ghat, pass, ravine, narrowing, coarctation, angustation, tapering, contraction, narrow, close, slender, thin, fine, thread-like, finespun, gossamer, paper-thin, taper, slim, slight-made, scant, scanty, spare, delicate, incapacious, contracted, unexpanded &c (expand), slender as a thread, emaciated, lean, meager, gaunt, macilent, lank, lanky, weedy, skinny, scrawny slinky, starved, starveling, herring gutted, worn to a shadow, lean as a rake, thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer, hatchet-faced, lantern-jawed, attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid, marcid, barebone, rawboned, monomolecular.


N filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.

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