VET

veteran, vet, ex-serviceman

(noun) a person who has served in the armed forces

veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet

(noun) a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

vet

(verb) provide veterinary care for

vet

(verb) provide (a person) with medical care

vet

(verb) examine carefully; “Someone should vet this report before it goes out”

vet

(verb) work as a veterinarian; “She vetted for the farms in the area for many years”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

vet (plural vets)

(colloquial) A veterinarian or veterinary surgeon.

Etymology 2

Noun

vet (plural vets)

(colloquial, US) A veteran (a former soldier or other member of an armed forces).

Usage notes

Although veteran can be used in many contexts such as sports or business to describe someone with many years of experience, vet is usually used only for former military personnel.

Etymology 3

Possibly by analogy from Etymology 1, in the sense of "verifying the soundness [of an animal]"

Verb

vet (third-person singular simple present vets, present participle vetting, simple past and past participle vetted)

To thoroughly check or investigate particularly with regard to providing formal approval.

Synonyms

• evaluate

Anagrams

• ETV, EVT, TeV, Vte

Source: Wiktionary



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18 April 2024

MOTIVE

(adjective) impelling to action; “it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function”- Arthur Pap; “motive pleas”; “motivating arguments”


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