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Is vein a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word vein is a Scrabble US word. The word vein is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'vein'

NEVI 7VEIN 7
VINE 7 

3 letters words from 'vein'

NIE 3VIE 6
VIN 6 

2 letters words from 'vein'

EN 2IN 2
NE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of vein

vein evin vien iven eivn ievn veni evni vnei nvei envi nevi vine ivne vnie nvie inve nive einv ienv eniv neiv inev niev

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word vein. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in vein.

Definitions and meaning of vein

vein

Alternative forms

  • wayn (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English veyne, borrowed from Anglo-Norman veine, from Latin vēna (a blood-vessel; vein; artery) of uncertain origin. See vēna for more. Displaced native Middle English edre, from Old English ǣdre (whence English edder).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vān, IPA(key): /veɪn/
  • Homophones: vain, vane
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Noun

vein (plural veins)

  1. (anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart.
  2. (in the plural) The entrails of a shrimp.
  3. (botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle.
  4. (zoology) The nervure of an insect’s wing.
  5. A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks.
    1. (geology) A sheetlike body of crystallized minerals within a rock.
  6. (figurative) A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc.
    • 1712, Jonathan Swift, A Proposal For Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue
      He [] is able to open new scenes, and discover a vein of true and noble thinking.
  7. (figurative) A style, tendency, or quality.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Truth
      certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins
    • 1645, Edmund Waller, The Battle Of The Summer Islands
      Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.
  8. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
    • I took another Prism therefore which was free from Veins

Related terms

  • in the same vein
  • veined
  • veinless
  • veinlet
  • veinlike
  • veinstone
  • veiny
  • venation
  • venous
  • blue-veined cheese
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary vein
  • varicose vein

Translations

Verb

vein (third-person singular simple present veins, present participle veining, simple past and past participle veined)

  1. To mark with veins or a vein-like pattern.
    • 1853, Henry William Herbert, The Roman Traitor, Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, Volume II, Chapter 18, p. 204,[1]
      [] as he ceased from that wild imprecation, a faint flash of lightning veined the remote horizon, and a low clap of thunder rumbled afar off, echoing among the hills []
    • 1920, Melville Davisson Post, The Sleuth of St. James’s Square, Chapter 14,[2]
      “We brought out our maps of the region and showed him the old routes and trails veining the whole of it. []

See also

  • artery
  • blood vessel
  • capillary
  • circulatory system
  • phlebitis
  • vena cava

Further reading

  • vein on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • vein (geology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • vein in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • vein in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • vein at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Vien, Vine, nevi, vine

Estonian

Etymology

Borrowed from German Wein during the 19th century, ultimately from Latin vīnum. Doublet of viin.

Noun

vein (genitive veini, partitive veini)

  1. wine

Declension

Derived terms

  • punane vein
  • valge vein

Finnish

Verb

vein

  1. first-person singular indicative past of viedä

Anagrams

  • evin, vien

Gallo

Etymology

From Old French vin, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom.

Noun

vein m (plural veins)

  1. wine

Icelandic

Etymology

Back-formation from veina (to wail).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /veiːn/
  • Rhymes: -eiːn

Noun

vein n (genitive singular veins, nominative plural vein)

  1. wail, lament

Declension


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French vain, from Latin vānus (empty). The noun is derived from the adjective.

Adjective

vein

  1. vain (worthless, useless)
  2. vain (futile, ineffectual)
  3. unfounded, false, misleading
  4. (of a person, the heart, the mind, etc.) foolish, gullible
Alternative forms
  • veine, veigne, veiin, veiine, ven, vain, vaine, wein, wain, waine
Descendants
  • English: vain
  • Scots: vane, vain, vaine

Noun

vein (uncountable)

  1. something that is worthless or futile
  2. idleness, triviality
Alternative forms
  • weine; wan, wane (Northern); feinne (Southwestern)
Descendants
  • English: vain

References

  • “vein, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  • “vein, adj.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Noun

vein (plural veines)

  1. Alternative form of veine (vein)

Etymology 3

Adverb

vein

  1. Alternative form of fain

Source: wiktionary.org
  • like a veil.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)