动词过去式:veined 过去分词:veined 现在分词:veining 第三人称单数:veins 形容词:veinal
1 [C] any of the tubes carrying blood from all parts of the body to the heart 静脉
*Royal blood ran in his veins. 他有王族血统. Cf 参看 artery.
2 [C] any of the thread-like lines forming the framework of a leaf or of an insect's wing 叶脉; 翅脉.
3 [C] narrow strip or streak of a different colour in some kinds of stone, eg marble, or in some cheeses （大理石等或某些乾酪的）纹理, 纹路.
4 [C] crack or fissure in rock, filled with mineral or ore; seam 矿脉; 岩脉; 矿层
*a vein of gold 金矿脉.
5 [sing] ~ (of sth) (fig 比喻) distinctive feature or quality; streak 特徵; 气质; 性情
*have a vein of melancholy in one's character 性格中含有忧郁的成分
* Her stories struck/revealed a rich vein of humour. 她的小说饶有风趣.
6 [sing] manner or style; mood 方式; 风格; 心情; 情绪
*in a sad, comic, creative, etc vein 以忧伤的心情、喜剧的风格、富于创造性的方式等
* The complaints continued in the same vein. 总是那一类的牢骚话, 没完没了.
1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:
veine, from Latin
one of the tubes which carries blood to your heart from other parts of your body
→artery the pulmonary vein She felt the blood racing through her veins as they kissed.[C]
one of the thin lines on a leaf or on an insect's wing[C]
one of the thin lines on a piece of cheese or some types of stone[C]
a thin layer of a valuable metal or mineral which is contained in rockvein of veins of goldin a ... vein
in a particular style of speaking or writing about somethingin the same vein/in a similar vein There was more humour, in much the same vein.in a serious/light-hearted etc vein poems in a lighter veina vein of humour/malice etc
a small amount of humour etc In voicing our fear of old age, Rivers has discovered a rich vein of comedy.
→deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins
1. Roosevelt´s first words were in a light vein. 罗斯福用轻松的口气开始讲话。