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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vein  \Vein\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Veined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Veining}.] 
  To  form  or  mark  with  veins;  to  fill  or  cover  with  veins. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vein  \Vein\,  n.  [OE.  veine,  F.  veine,  L.  vena.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  One  of  the  vessels  which  carry  blood,  either 
  venous  or  arterial,  to  the  heart.  See  {Artery},  2. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  One  of  the  similar  branches  of  the  framework  of  a 
  leaf. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  ribs  or  nervures  of  the  wings  of 
  insects.  See  {Venation}. 
 
  4.  (Geol.  or  Mining)  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. 
 
  5.  A  fissure,  cleft,  or  cavity,  as  in  the  earth  or  other 
  substance.  ``Down  to  the  veins  of  earth.''  --Milton. 
 
  Let  the  glass  of  the  prisms  be  free  from  veins. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  6.  A  streak  or  wave  of  different  color,  appearing  in  wood, 
  and  in  marble  and  other  stones;  variegation. 
 
  7.  A  train  of  association,  thoughts,  emotions,  or  the  like  a 
  current;  a  course. 
 
  He  can  open  a  vein  of  true  and  noble  thinking. 
  --Swift. 
 
  8.  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. 
 
  Certain  discoursing  wits  which  are  of  the  same 
  veins.  --Bacon. 
 
  Invoke  the  Muses,  and  improve  my  vein.  --Waller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vein 
  n  1:  a  blood  vessel  that  carries  blood  from  the  capillaries 
  toward  the  heart;  all  veins  except  the  pulmonary  carry 
  unaerated  blood  [syn:  {vena}] 
  2:  a  distinctive  style  or  manner;  "he  continued  in  this  vein 
  for  several  minutes" 
  3:  one  of  the  vascular  bundles  or  ribs  that  form  the  branching 
  framework  of  conducting  and  supporting  tissues  in  a  leaf 
  or  other  plant  organ  [syn:  {nervure}] 
  4:  a  layer  of  ore  between  layers  of  rock  [syn:  {mineral  vein}] 
  5:  one  of  the  horny  ribs  that  stiffen  and  support  the  wing  of 
  an  insect  [syn:  {nervure}] 
  v  :  make  a  veinlike  pattern 




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