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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishveinvein /veɪn/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 body.jpg [countable]HBM one of the tubes which carries blood to your heart from other parts of your body → artery 🔊 the pulmonary vein 🔊 She felt the blood racing through her veins as they kissed. → deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins2 HBP[countable]HBI one of the thin lines on a leaf or on an insect’s wing3 CF[countable] one of the thin lines on a piece of cheese or some types of stone4 [countable]HEG a thin layer of a valuable metal or mineral which is contained in rockvein of 🔊 veins of gold5 → in a ... vein6 → a vein of humour/malice etc → deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins
Examples from the Corpus
vein• a vein of gold• The upper leaf surface is smooth and grass-green; the lower surface is lighter, a yellow-green, with distinct veins.• He turns red and his veins clog up at one end.• The face was smooth, the yellow skin as translucent as waxed paper, the veins clearly visible.