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Dictionary definition for: Vein

1. (n) a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood

2. (v) make a veinlike pattern

3. (n) a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"

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

5. (n) a layer of ore between layers of rock

6. (n) one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

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