US: /ˈveɪn/
UK: /vˈe‍ɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vein /vein/
  • danh từ
    • (giải phẫu) tĩnh mạch
      • pulmonary veins: tĩnh mạch phổi
    • (thực vật học) gân lá; (động vật học) gân cánh (sâu bọ)
    • vân (đá, gỗ)
    • (ngành mỏ) mạch
      • a vein of coal: mạch than
    • nguồn cảm hứng
      • the poetic vein: nguồn thơ
      • to be in vein of doing something: đang thứ muốn làm việc gì
    • đặc tính; tâm trạng, xu hướng
    • lối, điệu
      • to speak in a humorous vein: nói theo lối hài hước
  • ngoại động từ
    • sơn giả vân, vẽ giả vân (lên vật gì)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C] any of the tubes that carry blood from all parts of the body to the heart: the jugular vein + The nurse was having trouble finding a vein in his arm.
Compare: ARTERY
2 [C] any of the very thin tubes that form the frame of a leaf or an insect's wing
3 [C] a narrow strip of a different colour in some types of stone, wood and cheese
4 [C] a thin layer of minerals or metal contained in rock: a vein of gold
Synonym: SEAM
5 [sing.] ~ (of sth) an amount of a particular quality or feature in sth: They had tapped a rich vein of information in his secretary. + There was a vein of proverbial wisdom in what he said.
6 [sing., U] a particular style or manner: A number of other people commented in a similar vein. + 'And that's not all,' he continued in angry vein. + Other speakers tackled the same problem in a lighter vein.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 blood-vessel; nervure:
He killed himself by opening a vein in his wrist.
2 streak, seam, stripe, striation, stria, thread, line:
The reddish vein gives this marble a warm feeling.
3 seam, lode, stratum, course, deposit, bed:
The prospector discovered a vein of almost pure gold in the old mine.
4 thread, hint, suggestion, touch, trace, streak, line, strain, mood, spirit, tone, note, tenor, feeling, attitude, disposition, humour, temper; tendency or inclination or proclivity toward(s):
Underlying her apparent kindness is a vein of bitter hatred.
5 way, manner, course, fashion, style, mode, pattern:
He would have continued in that same vein if the chairman hadn't stopped him.

Collocation dictionary

1 tube carrying blood in the body


A blue vein throbbed in his forehead.
| broken, thread, varicose
She uses make-up to hide the thread veins in her cheeks.
| jugular


course/run along/through, flow through, pump through, race through, rush through
He felt the adrenalin coursing through his veins.


bulge, pulse, stand out, throb
The veins stood out on her throat and temples.

2 particular style/quality




hit, strike
The team have hit a rich vein of form recently.
| tap (into)


~ of
The writer tapped into a rich vein of humour in the play.


in a different vein, in a lighter/more serious vein
Fortunately, the rest of the evening continued in a lighter vein.
| in the same vein/in a similar vein

Concise English dictionary

+a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
+a distinctive style or manner
+any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
+a layer of ore between layers of rock
+one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
+make a veinlike pattern