(noun, verb)


1. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart

- all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood

Similar word(s): vena

Definition categories: body

2. a distinctive style or manner

- he continued in this vein for several minutes

Definition categories: communication, style

3. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

Similar word(s): nervure

Definition categories: plant

4. a layer of ore between layers of rock

Definition categories: object, formation

5. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

Similar word(s): nervure

Definition categories: animal, rib

Sentences with vein as a noun:

- the same vein...

- The play is in a satirical vein.


1. make a veinlike pattern

Definition categories: creation, stain