Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vet”

vet

noun [C] uk   /vet/ us  

vet noun [C] (ANIMAL DOCTOR)

B1 (UK formal veterinary surgeon, US formal veterinarian) a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals: The farmer called the vet out to treat a sick cow. (UK also vet's) the office where a vet works: We took our cat to the vet's for its annual cat flu injection.

vet noun [C] (ARMED FORCES)

US informal for veteran noun (= a person who has served in the armed forces)

vet

verb [T] uk   /vet/ (-tt-) us  
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable: During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published. The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.
(Definition of vet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of vet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “vet”

Definitions of “vet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More