Running like a vein of gold through all of this fear and anger is love.
Only when she was taken out of the car and stretched out in the ambulance did the tear in a vein near her heart open wide.
In this vein, Richard Dawkins attacks the “God Hypothesis” as if God were a scientific proposition.
c.1300, from Old French veine, from Latin vena "a blood vessel," also "a water course, a vein of metal, a person's natural ability or interest," of unknown origin. The mining sense is attested in English from late 14c. (Greek phleps "vein" had the same secondary sense). Figurative sense of "strain or intermixture" (of some quality) is recorded from 1560s; that of "a humor or mood, natural tendency" is first recorded 1570s.
Any of the branching blood vessels carrying blood toward the heart. All veins except the pulmonary vein carry dark unaerated blood.
A blood vessel.
venous adjective (vē'nəs)
: a veggie pal of ours