Definitions of vein

  1. a layer of ore between layers of rock
  2. one of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  3. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
  4. make a veinlike pattern
  5. a distinctive style or manner; " he continued in this vein for several minutes"
  6. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
  7. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  8. One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.
  9. One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.
  10. One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.
  11. 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.
  12. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
  13. A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.
  14. A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.
  15. 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.
  16. To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
  17. The vessels carrying blood toward the heart.
  18. One of the tubelike vessels which carry the blood to the heart; one of the branching ribs of a plant or of the wing of an insect; a crack or seam in rock filled by mineral matter; as, a vein of gold; a mineral bed; as, a vein of coal; a wave or streak in wood, marble, etc.; anything running in wood, marble etc.; anything running through something else; as, a vein of humor ran through the serious address; a strain; as, he spoke in a solemn vein.
  19. To cover, fill, or form with veins.
  20. Veined.
  21. Veining.
  22. 1. A blood- vessel conveying blood toward the heart; all the veins, except the pulmonary, carry dark or unaerated blood. 2. In botany, a nerve, a fibrous bundle marking the surface of a leaf or petal.
  23. One of many vessels through which blood is carried to the heart.
  24. One of the vessels or tubes which convey the blood back to the heart: one of the small branching ribs in a leaf: ( geol. and mining) a seam of a different mineral through a rock: a fissure or cavity: a streak in wood or stone: a train of thought: a course: tendency or turn of mind: humor.
  25. To form veins or the appearance of veins in.
  26. A vessel which conveys the blood back to the heart; streak in wood or stone; seam of mineral; train of thought; disposition.
  27. To form veins in.
  28. To furnish, traverse, or fill with veins.
  29. One of the vessels that convey blood to the heart; loosely, any blood vessel.
  30. A rib, as of an insect's wing, or of a leaf.
  31. A seam of ore.
  32. A colored streak, as in wood.
  33. A trait; humor; mood.
  34. A vessel in animal bodies, which receives the blood from the extremities of the arteries, and returns it to the heart; a tube, or an assemblage of tubes, through which the sap is transmitted along the leaves; a seam of any substance intersecting a rock or stratum; a streak or wave of different colour, appearing in wood, marble, and other stones; variegation; a cavity or fissure in the earth or other substance; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humour; particular temper; strain.
  35. To fill or cover with veins.
  36. One of the vessels of the body which convey the blood back to the heart; in bot., one of the small branching ribs of a leaf; in geol. or mining, fissures or rents traversing and ramifying through the solid rock of the earth's crust, filled with mineral or metallic matter, differing from the rock- mass in which it occurs; a streak or wave of a different colour in marble, wood, & c.; tendency or turn of mind; humour; particular temper.
  37. To give the appearance of veins in; to grain.

Quotes of vein

  1. It's in the vein somewhere in a cross between The Beatles, Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know, but it's not retro at all. But it is very pop. – Steve Brown
  2. The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. – Thomas Carlyle
  3. For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein Whether it's fiction or non -fiction. – Iris Chang
  4. I have worked with this red all over the world- in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia- a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another. – Andy Goldsworthy
  5. Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical. – Derrick Jensen
  6. We have an electronic vein we have tapped and applied it to a rock setting like tons of bands out there. – Mike Lowry
  7. We may play in a contemporary rock vein use standard bebop themes, and many other things besides. – Chuck Mangione
  8. But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever. – Richard Marx
  9. He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. – Thomas Paine
  10. It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not. – Jonathan Swift
  11. Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow. – Tobias Wolff

Usage examples for vein

  1. Wallace, who, in the pale form before him, saw, not only the woman whom he had preserved with a brother's care, but the compassionate saint, who had given a hallowed grave to the remains of an angel, pure as herself, now hung over her with anxiety so eloquent in every feature that the countess would willingly at that moment have stabbed her in every vein – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. The Celts, with their vehement reaction against the despotism of fact, with their sensuous nature, their manifold striving, their adverse destiny, their immense calamities, the Celts are the prime authors of this vein of piercing regret and passion,- of this Titanism in poetry. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. This ridiculous joke did not accord with the feelings of James at that moment; he was not " i' the vein – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  4. And here we discover a fresh vein of Nature Mysticism. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  5. But when Big Slim once more began to talk, he did so in a reflective vein removed from the direct course of the story. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  6. She had noticed a vein of poetic imagination in him, and his idea that she had been with him through the snow of the lonely ranges and the gloom of the great forests of the Pacific slope appealed to her. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  7. Such as remains young at three score, and is active still with youthful interests, and a vein of benevolent romance. – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  8. She also had detected a vein of melancholy running through the letters. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  9. For instance the lost lead vein which is one of the objects of the boys' quest is associated in a strange way with this Trulliber and his evil companions. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  10. We shall not have to sink fifty feet, he thinks, before we come on the vein again. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  11. He was in his best vein and played as one inspired. – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  12. That vein 's certainly five feet wide. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  13. Andreas fired up, and a vein started on his high forehead as he retorted angrily: " What should he not want! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. The art- loving public was full of Ruskinian enthusiasm, and what strength I had shown was in that vein – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  15. The sweet poison had entered, and every vein glowed with it for the first time in his life. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  16. The vein found immediately under the shell, all along the flesh of the lobster, is removed as soon as it is split. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  17. The long, almost unbearable pause that followed was broken by a commonplace remark, and the conversation kept in that vein by mutual consent. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  18. But now at last he had struck the right vein – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  19. Everybody goes disguised; and then they have an opportunity of learning if she is in a good vein or not, by seeing if she can tell anything about their business, or habits, in the first place. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. But this is Sunday, and she will give us something in a different vein – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward

Rhymes for vein