vet

1 [vet] Informal.
noun
verb (used with object), vetted, vetting.
2.
to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
3.
to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
verb (used without object), vetted, vetting.
4.
to work as a veterinarian.

Origin:
1860–65; short for veterinarian

Dictionary.com Unabridged

vet

2 [vet]
noun, adjective Informal.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; shortened form

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To VET
Collins
World English Dictionary
vet1 (vɛt)
 
n
1.  short for veterinary surgeon
 
vb , vets, vetting, vetted
2.  chiefly (Brit) (tr) See also positive vetting to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc): the candidates were well vetted
3.  to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)

vet2 (vɛt)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) veteran short for veteran

vet.
 
abbreviation for
1.  veteran
2.  veterinarian
3.  veterinary

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

vet
1862, shortened form of veterinarian. The verb "to submit (an animal) to veterinary care" is attested from 1891; the colloquial sense of "subject to careful examination" (as of an animal by a veterinarian, especially of a horse before a race) is first attested 1904, in Kipling.

vet
1848, shortened form of veteran.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
vet
  1. veteran

  2. veterinarian

  3. veterinary

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The vet had warned us that peritonitis is a condition that often recurs.
The third had the look of a countryman-a vet, perhaps, or a small farmer.
With an idea in hand, the first step is to submit a paper to a journal that in
  turn will vet it by a process known as peer review.
The vet and a biologist stay behind to watch over him until he wakes completely
  and stumbles off.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature