Synonyms of vein


1. vein, vena, venous blood vessel, blood vessel

usage: a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"

2. vein, expressive style, style

usage: a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"

3. vein, nervure, vascular bundle, vascular strand, fibrovascular bundle

usage: any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

4. vein, mineral vein, geological formation, formation

usage: a layer of ore between layers of rock

5. vein, nervure, rib

usage: one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect


1. vein, stain

usage: make a veinlike pattern

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Definition and meaning of vein (Dictionary)