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vein

noun uk   us   /veɪn/

vein noun (TUBE)

C1 [C] a tube that carries blood to the heart from the other parts of the body [C] the frame of a leaf or an insect's wing
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vein noun (LAYER)

[C] a narrow layer of a substance that forms in or fills a crack in rock: A rich vein of iron ore was found in the hillside.

vein noun (QUALITY)

[S] a particular quality or characteristic: A vein of satirical anger runs through all his work. In its bid to be elected, the party is attempting to tap (= use) an underlying vein of nationalism in the country.

vein noun (MOOD)

[S or U] a style or a temporary mood: The opening scene is very violent, and the rest of the film continues in (a) similar vein. After laughing over the photo, they began to talk in (a) more serious vein about the damaging effect it could have on his career.
Translations of “vein”
in Arabic وَريد…
in Korean 정맥…
in Malaysian vena, urat…
in French veine, nervure…
in Turkish damar, kan damarı…
in Italian vena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管, 靜脈, 葉脈…
in Russian вена, жилка…
in Polish żyła, żyłka, nerw…
in Vietnamese tĩnh mạch, gân lá…
in Spanish vena, nervio…
in Portuguese veia…
in Thai เส้นเลือดดำ, เส้นใบไม้…
in German die Vene, der Blattnerv…
in Catalan vena…
in Japanese 血管…
in Indonesian pembuluh darah, urat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管, 静脉, 叶脉…
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