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Vessel vs. Vein

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Vesselnoun

(nautical) Any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.

Veinnoun

(anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart

Vesselnoun

A craft designed for transportation through air or space.

Veinnoun

(used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp

Vesselnoun

Dishes and cutlery collectively, especially if made of precious metals.

Veinnoun

(botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle

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Vesselnoun

A container of liquid or other substance, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher.

Veinnoun

(zoology) The nervure of an insect’s wing

Vesselnoun

A person as a container of qualities or feelings.

Veinnoun

A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks

Vesselnoun

(biology) A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.

‘Blood and lymph vessels are found in humans; xylem and phloem vessels are found in plants.’;

Veinnoun

A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc.

‘...in the same vein...’;

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Vesselverb

(transitive) To put into a vessel.

Veinnoun

A style, tendency, or quality.

‘The play is in a satirical vein.’;

Vesselnoun

A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow receptacle of any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin, a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl, etc.

‘[They drank] out of these noble vessels.’;

Veinnoun

A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.

Vesselnoun

A general name for any hollow structure made to float upon the water for purposes of navigation; especially, one that is larger than a common rowboat; as, a war vessel; a passenger vessel.

‘[He] began to build a vessel of huge bulk.’;

Veinverb

To mark with veins or a vein-like pattern.

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Vesselnoun

Fig.: A person regarded as receiving or containing something; esp. (Script.), one into whom something is conceived as poured, or in whom something is stored for use; as, vessels of wrath or mercy.

‘He is a chosen vessel unto me.’; ‘[The serpent] fit vessel, fittest imp of fraud, in whomTo enter.’;

Veinnoun

One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.

Vesselnoun

Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.

Veinnoun

One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.

Vesselnoun

A continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheæ), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct.

Veinnoun

One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.

Vesselverb

To put into a vessel.

Veinnoun

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.

Vesselnoun

a tube in which a body fluid circulates

Veinnoun

A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.

‘Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins.’;

Vesselnoun

a craft designed for water transportation

Veinnoun

A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.

Vesselnoun

an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

Veinnoun

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.’;

Vesselnoun

a ship or large boat.

Veinnoun

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.’; ‘Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.’;

Vesselnoun

a hollow container, especially one used to hold liquid, such as a bowl or cask.

Veinverb

To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.

Vesselnoun

(chiefly in biblical use) a person regarded as having or embodying a particular quality

‘Lord, use this lowly vessel, let me serve You as You will’;

Veinnoun

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

Vesselnoun

a duct or canal holding or conveying blood or other fluid.

Veinnoun

a distinctive style or manner;

‘he continued in this vein for several minutes’;

Vesselnoun

any of the tubular structures in the vascular system of a plant, serving to conduct water and mineral nutrients from the root.

Veinnoun

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

Veinnoun

a layer of ore between layers of rock

Veinnoun

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

Veinverb

make a veinlike pattern

Veinnoun

any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood towards the heart.

Veinnoun

(in general use) a blood vessel

‘he felt the adrenaline course through his veins’;

Veinnoun

(in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf or bract, typically dividing or branching, and containing a vascular bundle.

Veinnoun

(in insects) a hardened branching rib that forms part of the supporting framework of a wing, consisting of an extension of the tracheal system; a nervure.

Veinnoun

a fracture in rock containing a deposit of minerals or ore and typically having an extensive course underground

‘gold-bearing quartz veins’;

Veinnoun

a streak or stripe of a different colour in wood, marble, cheese, etc.

Veinnoun

a source of a specified quality

‘he managed to tap into the thick vein of discontent to his own advantage’; ‘United have hit a rich vein of form’;

Veinnoun

a distinctive quality, style, or tendency

‘he closes his article in a somewhat humorous vein’;

Vein

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Most veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart; exceptions are the pulmonary and umbilical veins, both of which carry oxygenated blood to the heart.

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