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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vein /ˈven/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vein /ˈven/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vein 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. “Down to the veins of earth.”
    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.
    Certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins.   --Bacon.
    Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.   --Waller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vein, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veined p. pr. & vb. n. Veining.] To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries
           toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry
           unaerated blood [syn: vena, venous blood vessel]
      2: a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein
         for several minutes"
      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 [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