adjective Date: 1611 full of veins ; noticeably veined <
veiny hands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Veiny — Vein y, a. [From {Vein}: cf. F. vein[ e].] Full of veins; veinous; veined; as, veiny marble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veiny — vā nē adj full of veins: marked by conspicuous veins <veiny legs> …   Medical dictionary

  • veiny — [vā′nē] adj. veinier, veiniest 1. having or showing veins 2. full of veins: said as of flesh, leaves, or marble …   English World dictionary

  • veiny — /vay nee/, adj., veinier, veiniest. full of veins; prominently veined: a veiny hand. [1585 95; VEIN + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • veiny — vein ► NOUN 1) any of the tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from all parts of the body towards the heart. 2) (in general use) a blood vessel. 3) (in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf, containing… …   English terms dictionary

  • veiny — adjective Having prominent veins …   Wiktionary

  • veiny — adj. of veins, of blood vessels; resembling veins, like veins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • veiny — a. Striped, streaked, veined, variegated, venose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • veiny — vein•y [[t]ˈveɪ ni[/t]] adj. vein•i•er, vein•i•est bot full of veins …   From formal English to slang

  • veiny — /ˈveɪni/ (say vaynee) adjective (veinier, veiniest) full of veins; veined. {vein + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

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