n.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.(Zool.) 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.
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 associations, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course; as, reasoning in the same vein.
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.
Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.
- Waller.
v. t.1.To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
[imp. & p. p. Veined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Veining.]
Noun1.vein - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
2.vein - a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
3.vein - any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
Synonyms: nervure
4.vein - a layer of ore between layers of rock
Synonyms: mineral vein
5.vein - one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
Synonyms: nervure
Verb1.vein - make a veinlike pattern

a blood vessel that carries blood to the heart.

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